Josh Allen shared several pictures of his wife, Kaitlyn Morrison-Allen, and their two adorable children.View this post on Instagram
Allen's former teammate, Benny Snell, posted a picture on his Instagram story with his mom from his UK days: Nick Richards shared an old family photo, and he even explained why he chose his jersey number:
Tyrese Maxey had a video made honoring his mom:View this post on Instagram
Former UK Hoops star and Bell County native Maci Morris posted several photos of the important women in her life, including one pictures with two BBN moms! Current Wildcat Blair Green is from nearby Harlan County.View this post on Instagram
KSR's own Nick Roush (who's sporting some newly-found dad strength himself) wrote this tribute to the ladies in his life, and other members of the KSR family wished the BBN a happy Mother's Day: https://twitter.com/KySportsRadio/status/1259488720484536320 https://twitter.com/MrsTylerKSR/status/1259473504581419010 Of course, this day is also hard on a lot of people, including two of the BBN's all-time favorites. John Wall and Karl-Anthony Towns both recently lost their mothers. Towns' mom, Jacqueline Cruz, passed away in April after a hard-fought battle with COVID-19. Towns shared this emotional video on Instagram on Sunday:View this post on Instagram
He also posted this screenshot of their text conversation last Christmas. Wall posted this touching video to pay tribute to his mom, Frances Pulley, who passed away last December after a lengthy battle with cancer.View this post on Instagram
Enes Kanter also delivered a powerful message this Mother's Day. The former Cat hasn't been able to see or speak with his family in six years because of his public disagreement with the Turkish government. Kanter has been a longtime supporter of Fethullah Gulen, a cleric blamed for a failed coup of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 2016. In 2019, Turkish prosecutors sought an international arrest warrant for Kanter. Kanter's public struggles with his home country pushed his family to publicly disown him out of fear for their own safety. He has just one picture of his mom on his phone, which he calls "the most-precious thing in my life right now." He says he especially loves looking at it after his games, when his teammates leave the court to talk to their families in the stands. He's never had the luxury.
"I hope you're proud of me," Kanter says in the video. "I know I did this to our family, but I have to do this because I am trying to stand up for democracy, freedom and human rights."
Our thoughts are with Wall, Towns, Kanter and everyone else who may be struggling this Mother's Day. Hug the ladies in your life a little tighter today.View this post on Instagram