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  • Obama to Wolves: Play better defense

    01/05/2017 7:41:19 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 20 replies ^ | 1/5/16 | Jerry Zgoda
    The Timberwolves received a 90-minute tour of the White House that included a visit with President Obama during one of their two days between games in Philadelphia and Washington. The commander in chief and leader of the free world for the next two weeks offered them a scouting report of themselves. “Yeah,” Wolves guard Ricky Rubio said with a grin. “He said we’ve got to play better defense.”
  • Conspiracy Theory - The Minnesota Timberwolves Are Hoarding White Players To Boost Ticket Sales

    10/30/2012 7:03:30 AM PDT · by blam · 30 replies
    TBI ^ | 10-30-2012 | Tony Manfred
    There's A Conspiracy Theory That The Minnesota Timberwolves Are Hoarding White Players To Boost Ticket Sales Tony ManfredOctober 30, 2012Wikimedia Commons The Minnesota Timberwolves go into the season with only five black players on their 15-man roster, and some people are calling it a conspiracy. From Jerry Zgoda and Dennis Brackin of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune: "How did we get a roster that resembles the 1955 Lakers?" asked Tyrone Terrell, chairman of St. Paul's African American leadership council. "I think everything is a strategy. Nothing happens by happenstance." That strategy, Terrell and others in the black community believe, is to sell...
  • Ex-NBAer Griffin, 25, dies after SUV collides with train

    08/22/2007 5:09:11 AM PDT · by RDTF · 10 replies · 553+ views
    Sports Illustrated via ^ | August 21, 2007 | AP
    HOUSTON (AP) -- Former Minnesota Timberwolves forward Eddie Griffin died last week when his sport utility vehicle collided with a freight train in a fiery crash, the Harris County medical examiner's office said Tuesday. Investigators used dental records to identify Griffin, 25, who began his tumultuous pro career with the Houston Rockets in 2001. He was waived by the Timberwolves in March. "The cause of death and manner of death, which also includes toxicology results, is pending," said Beverly Begay, chief investigator for the Harris County Medical Examiner's office. Griffin, a five-year veteran who was the No. 7 pick in...
  • Wolves, Lakers talking Garnett trade

    06/25/2007 3:37:25 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 5 replies · 223+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | 6/25/07 | Kent Youngblood
    Kevin Garnett trade rumors are heating up with the temperature. The Los Angeles Times reported Monday afternoon that Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor and Jerry Buss, the owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, have begun talks for a trade that would involve Garnett going to Los Angeles. According to the Times, the deal would likely include multiple teams -- the Lakers, the Wolves, the Indiana Pacers and possibly a fourth team. The deal would put Garnett in a Lakers uniform alongside Kobe Bryant, with Lamar Odom and center Andrew Bynum going from Los Angeles to Indianapolis. It is unclear what the...
  • Comment Was Picked Up By Courtside Microphone (Sprewell Suspended For Vulgarity Towards Female Fan)

    12/07/2004 1:42:23 PM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 37 replies · 947+ views ^ | 12/07/04 | AP
    MINNEAPOLIS -- The NBA suspended Timberwolves swingman Latrell Sprewell on Tuesday for one game without pay after reviewing comments he made to a female heckler during Minnesota's overtime victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday. Tim Frank, vice president of basketball communications for the NBA, said the league senior vice president Stu Jackson reviewed the tape of the incident and then ordered Sprewell suspended for Tuesday night's game against Dallas. He said league policy prohibits directing obscenities at fans. "Our policy is that you can't do it," he said. "When you do it, you're going to get suspended." During...
  • T-wolves center spends night in jail

    11/25/2004 7:21:47 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies · 678+ views
    WTHR ^ | November 25, 2004 | Steve Jefferson
    Indianapolis, November 25, 2004 - Indianapolis Police arrested Minnesota Timberwolves Michael Olowokandi early Thanksgiving morning at a downtown bar. Olowokandi spent the night at the Adult Processing Center after officers used forced to subdue him.
  • Sprewell ($14.6M) demands new deal: 'Got family to feed'

    11/02/2004 6:39:02 AM PST · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 40 replies · 12,525+ views
    The Dominion Post ^ | 2004-11-02 | Associated Press
    Latrell Sprewell says he'll ask to be traded if the Minnesota Timberwolves don't sign him to a contract extension by Wednesday night's opener. ''I think this thing is heading towards me leaving, personally,'' Sprewell told reporters after a practice this week. Earlier this preseason, Sprewell said he wanted a contract extension by the Wolves' opener, against the New York Knicks, or he would ask for a sign-and-trade deal or wait to become a free agent. Either way, Sprewell said he didn't want to negotiate during the season. But he took a tougher stance Sunday. Asked if he would play out...
  • Timberwolves Fan Storms Court for Szczerbiak

    04/05/2004 8:41:23 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 5 replies · 170+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | Sat Apr 3,10:14 PM ET
    T'wolves Fan Storms Court for Szczerbiak Sat Apr 3,10:14 PM ET By DAVE CAMPBELL, AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS - The Timberwolves' otherwise uneventful 91-73 win over the Washington Wizards (news) on Friday night was livened up in the final minute, when a young woman emerged from the corner of the court, tried to block Gary Trent's shot, ran around for a little bit and then raced toward heart-throb Wally Szczerbiak. AP Photo The star-struck fan lunged at him, and Szczerbiak avoided contact and scurried away before security guards finally nabbed the intruder. "I wasn't taking a charge on that play,"...