The following is a statement issued on the behalf of Thad Young regarding the outpouring of support he’s received following the passing of his mother, Lula Hall:
“My family and I want to express our most heartfelt appreciation for the support we received after my mother, Lula Hall, lost her courageous battle with breast cancer. We are grateful to everyone who reached out to our family and kept us in their thoughts and prayers. We are blessed to have had my mother’s unconditional love and presence in our lives.
“Thank you to my entire NBA family and fans, especially my coaches, teammates and staff at the Timberwolves and Sixers. I appreciate the love and support you have extended to me during this period of sadness.
“I want to take this opportunity to remind my NBA brothers, colleagues and fans of the importance of regular breast exams and mammograms. Please encourage the women in your lives – the mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, aunts and girlfriends – to get screened for breast cancer. It is up to all of us to encourage women to get screened to help avoid the ravages of this deadly disease.
“It is hard to find words to say how thankful we are for the expression of love to our family during this difficult time. Again, thank you for being there for us.”