Timberwolves Countdown #7 - "A Resolution"

Timberwolves Countdown #7 - "A Resolution"

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Timberwolves Countdown #7 - "A Resolution"

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As the calender turned over to 2005 for the Timberwolves and Sam Cassell and Latrell Sprewell remained disgruntled, I felt the need to rally the troops for the remainder of the season in any small way I could.  This article urged the Wolves and their fans to keep striving for excellence, despite our sluggish start.  It’s #7 of my Top 10 favorite Timberwolves articles.

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As always, Kevin Garnett is determined to be the best [image2]

I couldn’t pick the Bulls.  Even though all the other kids at school were doing it.  Even though I knew it meant that I would get to celebrate a championship.  I just couldn’t do it.  They weren’t a team I could identify with.  As the short kid who always got picked last, there was just one team that felt right to me – the Minnesota Timberwolves.  I couldn’t name a player on the team.  I didn’t even know where Minnesota was.  But I knew that they were the worst team in the league, with no chance of getting better any time soon.  They became a part of me, and I, a part of them.  And as I was taunted for my choice of team, and as I endured all the other kids’ bragging, I hoped that someday things would get better…

Sixteen years have passed, and things have most definitely gotten better.  I’m much taller, I don’t get picked anywhere close to last, and the Wolves are undoubtedly the most talented team in the league.  Every lost season, every first round exit, and every heart-break of the past is just that – the past.  We don’t have an MJ, but we’ve got a KG.  He’s surrounded by the finest group of athletes this franchise has ever known.  And we’ve got a serious chance to do what was utterly unthinkable just two years ago.  We have an opportunity to win a championship.  You would think that everything was perfect, but you would be wrong.

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