Karl-Anthony Towns reacts to Kyrie Irving's decision to not get COVID-19 vaccination

Given the Brooklyn Nets banning Kyrie Irving from team activities until he is vaccinated, many league members share their views on his stance on the COVID vaccine, including Karl-Anthony Towns, the Minnesota Timberwolves Center, which is passing seven members of his family through lost the coronavirus, including his mother in 2020.
"Obviously, I have a strong belief in the vaccine," Towns told NJ.com. "I've been through so much and it would be kind of contradicting not to be on the side of the vaccine advocates. But what I want to say is that I believe in the choice and I like people to choose and I have no problem with it." People have a choice. "
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Karl-Anthony Towns lost his mother to the corona virus in 2020.
Towns added that he has not yet spoken to Irving about his vaccination status.
“I think that's not just a human right, it's an American right… They make their own decisions about their own bodies and their own families. I don't mind it, ”Towns continued. "The only thing I would say is just not give me an (explicit) apology as to why [you didn't get the vaccine] ... you don't want to do it, it's your choice."
The Kyrie-less Nets take on the Timberwolves for their fourth preseason game on Thursday at the Barclays Center.
Contact Analis Bailey at aabailey@usatoday.com or on Twitter @analisbailey.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Karl-Anthony Towns shares his thoughts on Kyrie Irving not getting a vaccine
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