In response to the Miami Heat “Harlem Shake” video, the Minnesota Timberwolves mascot ‘Crunch’ beat a man dressed in a LeBron James jersey with a bat.
Golden State Warriors rookie Harrison Barnes, the number 7 overall NBA draft pick, rose above Minnesota Timberwolves Nikola Pekovic and threw down this emphatic one-handed slam that is definitely a dunk of the year candidate.
For Minnesota Timberwolves fans, what’s worse? Hearing that Kevin Love could be out up to 8 weeks after breaking his hand or hearing that Kevin Love broke his hand doing knuckle push-ups?
Well, both of those things happened. And our vote is definitely for Love being injured doing knuckle push-ups.
Injuries can come in all places, especially when you’re a hustle player like Kevin Love. Whether it’s taking a charge, diving for a loose ball or trying to box out Kevin Garnett, there are multiple risks at an injury. But the reason Love missed Saturday’s preseason game vs. the Chicago Bulls is rather puzzling.
Love sat out the Minnesota Timberwolves win due to a reported sore elbow. Love sustained the injury in perhaps the least expected place: his own bed. Love slept on his right arm and felt the surprising side effects the next day.
“I couldn’t shoot it 10 feet,” Love said.
Minnesota Timberwolves Kevin Love continues to apply pressure to his teams front-office, as he wants more help on the court. But he is pleased with some of the offseason player departures from the team, guys that Love considered “bad blood”.
Per the Pioneer Press: “In a telephone interview from England, where the U.S. men’s basketball team is preparing for the Olympics, Love doubled down on comments he made about his waning patience with the Timberwolves. Love, who is entering his fifth NBA season and the first year of a four-year, $62 million contract extension.
“If we get everybody back healthy, with Ricky (Rubio) back healthy, if (Brandon) Roy comes in healthy, and if we can get off to a good start, we’re going to be good. But we really have to add as many as pieces as we possibly can, veteran guys,” he said. “There was some bad blood in that locker room we were able to get out of there and smooth things out. That should help us out going forward.”
Asked to elaborate, Love responded: ‘Just what I said. We had bad blood in the locker room. We got that out.’ Forwards Michael Beasley and Anthony Randolph, guard Martell Webster and center Darko Milicic were the most notable players Minnesota jettisoned this offseason.
Former Stanford star Mark Madsen is coming back to the school as an assistant basketball coach.
Coach Johnny Dawkins said that Madsen will replace the retired Dick Davey on his staff. Madsen primarily will work with post players.
Madsen helped lead the Cardinal to four NCAA tournament appearances and the 1998 Final Four during his collegiate career. He averaged 10.9 points and 7.9 rebounds per game in his career and earned the nickname “Mad Dog” for his aggressive style.
He played nine years in the NBA with the Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Timberwolves, winning two championships in Los Angeles.
Madsen spent the past two years on campus completing his MBA and accompanied the team on a trip to Spain last September.
CBS Sports analyst Wally Szczerbiak words do not carry much weight in the eyes of a lot of people. However, his sentiments on Boston Celtics Kevin Garnett and former teammate do hold a certain amount of significance simply because the two were together in Minnesota for the better part of seven seasons.
During the Celtic loss, Szczerbiak tweeted the following…
“KG is another one who lacks the #clutchgene always has!”
“KG never takes big shot for #Celtics now he’s fourth in line behind Pierce Allen and Rondo to take clutch shot. Warrior all game though!!”
For the record, Garnett misfired on five of his last six field goal attempts and also recorded a turnover with just over a minute left in overtime. The 36-year-old forward went 6-18 for 18 points and let Miami Heat Dwyane Wade score a layup in front of him to essentially seal the game in overtime.
Hey everyone is entitled to their opinion but there comes a time when objectivity and looking at a situation should be the wiser then just flat out freedom to say whatever you want.
That’s what we have here when ESPN asked panel of NBA experts to select NBA Rookie of the Year. ESPN Deportes Alfredo Berrios chose to be the lone wolf in not voting for Cleveland Cavaliers Kyrie Irving. That’s fine. But who did Berrios choose?
None other than injured Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio, who played a total of 41 games out of the 66 games season.
Derrick Rose’s torn ACL has caused USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo to rethink his stance of not expanding the list of candidates for the U.S. squad that will compete at the London Olympics.
Colangelo said last week that despite injuries to Dwight Howard, LaMarcus Aldridge and Chauncey Billups as well as Lamar Odom being eliminated from consideration the 12-man Team USA roster would be selected from the 16 candidates remaining from the original list of 20. Rose’s season-ending injury brings the number of finalists down to 15.
“What I said (previously) was that we didn’t plan to do any additions, but we had to continue to monitor the injury situation,” Colangelo. “Obviously (Rose) is a big loss. (Point guard) seems to be, at this point, still a pretty strong position. But at this stage, quite honestly, I think all bets are off.”
Three point guards remain on the current list: Chris Paul, Deron Williams and Russell Westbrook. The team is also thin at center—Tyson Chandler is the only true ‘five’ left among the candidates.
Colangelo said that the original plan to announce the final roster on June 1 has been changed. June 18 is the deadline for teams to set rosters with the Olympic Committee, and Colangelo said USA Basketball will wait as late as possible before making its decisions.
“I think now we’re going to wait until the very last moment to pick the team, because it seems ridiculous with a lot of playoff games to play that we would select a team,” Colangelo said. “We might as well keep the options open as long as we can, and continue to monitor the situation.”
Colengelo will meet with Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski and his staff Monday and Tuesday in Las Vegas.
The current Team USA finalists are Carmelo Anthony New York Knicks, Chris Bosh Miami Heat, Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers, Chandler New York Knicks, Kevin Durant Oklahoma City Thunder, Rudy Gay Memphis Grizzlies, Eric Gordon New Orleans Hornets, Blake Griffin Los Angeles Clippers, Andre Iguodala Philadelphia 76ers, LeBron James Miami Heat, Kevin Love Minnesota Timberwolves, Paul Los Angeles Clippers, Dwyane Wade Miami Heat, Westbrook Oklahoma City Thunder and Williams New Jersey Nets.
Back on April 20, we posted the picture of Minnesota Timberwolves Kevin Love cutting the beard off and leaving just a mustache.
After some teammate ribbing Love shaved off the nut duster and when clean shaven to look like a teenage boy band member.
Teammate Ricky Rubio was quick to make a very politically incorrect tweet: “Ok, he doesn’t look like a mexican anymore but I think he looks even worst.”
Minnesota Timberwolves star forward Kevin Love has been out of action for a while now after suffering a season ending injury. Yesterday Love thought it was time for some change, especially with his off-season beginning in just a matter of days, and decide that change would be best suited with a new look.
Love had his beard shaved off but keep his mustache. So this will be what women will be hitting on.
Los Angeles Clippers Blake Griffin missed a wide open dunk against the Minnesota Timberwolves last night as he put on his best JaVale McGee impression.
Former lottery pick and three-time All Star Antoine Walker has officially retired from basketball after a last-ditch attempt to catch on with an NBA team.
Walker, 35, who played 13 seasons with the Boston Celtics, Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat, announced his plans to retire to his Idaho Stampede teammates of the D-League.
Walker last played in the NBA for the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2007-08 season but stayed in basketball after his many financial troubles surfaced.
The highlight of Walker’s individual career came in Boston, where he made three All-Star teams and averaged better than 20 points in five of seven seasons with the Celtics.
Over the course of his career, Walker averaged 17.5 points and 7.7 rebounds and shot better than 30 percent from 3-point range, retiring 21st on the all-time list for 3-pointers made.
Minnesota Timberwolves lost guard and Spain sensation Ricky Rubio for the season when he collided knees with Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant causing him to tear an ACL. The league knowing how good of a player he is took to Twitter to wish for a speedy recovery and best wishes in rehab.
Everyone from Dwyane Wade, Stephen Curry, Pau Gasol, Kevin Love sent out wishes and now Denver Nuggets head coach George Karl decided to meet with reporters donning an FC Barcelona jersey to show his support for Rubio.
The injury also hinders any serious chance Rubio to play for Spain in the 2012 London Olympics.
Who didn’t love ABC’s Family Matters back in that day? That can also be said about this years Minnesota Timberwolves, a team on the verge of doing good things in the NBA.
So Rudy J can have the Sacramento Kings and I’ll take these T-Wolves especially when they have some dude named Darko ‘Skyhook’ Milicic.
Go ahead and listen to Ricky Rubio, Kevin Love, Anthony Tolliver, Wes Johnson, Michael Beasley, Martell Webster and Nikola Pekovic of the Minnesota Timberwolves karaoke NYSNC’s ‘Tearing Up My Heart’, it just might make your ears bleed.
Beasley is perhaps the best.
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Luke Ridnour hit a floater over the Utah Jazz in the final seconds to beat them 100-98.
New Jersey Nets guard Anthony Morrow will wear the No. 3 jersey of Drazen Petrovic when he competes in the 3-point shooting contest next Saturday night during the All-Star festivities in Orlando, the Star-Ledger reports. Petrovic, a former Nets sharp-shooter, died in a car accident in the summer of 1993 at the age of 28.
Petrovic played in the NBA for four seasons. He started with the Portland Trail Blazers in the 1989-90 season and was traded to New Jersey during the ’90-91 season. He shot 43.7 percent from behind the arc over his career. His jersey is one of five that has been retired by the Nets, the Star-Ledger notes.
Morrow wanted to honor Petrovic ever since watching “Once Brothers”—a documentary about the war-torn friendship between Petrovic, who is from Croatia, and Vlade Divac, who is from Serbia.
“I just remember—I don’t remember a whole lot—but I remember he could shoot real, real good,” Morrow said.
Morrow, who is shooting 41.4 from 3-point range this season, will compete against Miami Heat guard and defending champ James Jones, Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love, Orlando Magic forward Ryan Anderson, Atlanta Hawks guard Joe Johnson and Heat guard Mario Chalmers in this year’s contest.
Minnesota Timberwolves Kevin Love not known for being a dirty, albeit yet, appeared to let Houston Rockets Luis Scola finally get under his skin in the third quarter after all the banging down low of tonights game. Love appears to deliberately step on Scola’s face as the NBA officials gave him Michael Jordan treatment and missed the obvious.
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love stars in ‘The Conversation” to kick off his annual Coat Drive while displaying his powers of teammate coat reaping. In the Minnesota area then donate any new coat to the Target Center or participating Comcast location thru February 17th.
On Sunday after the Minnesota Timberwolves loss to the Los Angeles Lakers 106-101, Spain teammates Pau Gasol and Ricky Rubio were in the hallways chatting it up. That is till Kobe Bryant passed by and stir up some London Olympic trash talk.
“You talking about London?,” Bryant asked Gasol and Rubio outside the locker rooms of the Target Center.
“Oh yeah,” Gasol said.
“You’re gonna be there?” Rubio asked Bryant.
Kobe said yes, which Rubio responded: “You know you’re getting the silver medal. You know that.”
“Shit. I’m taking bets! … If I win I get the keys to Barcelona.” Kobe said.
This is in front of Minnesota Timberwolves J.J. Barea’s locker as he returned to play he former team the Dallas Mavericks. On the same night the Mavericks received their championship rings from last season the Timberwolves and Barea were in town.
Washington Wizards forward Rashard Lewis sat out the team’s loss Sunday to Minnesota Timberwolves after arguing with assistant coach Sam Cassell before the game. Lewis was not on the bench during the Wizards 92-73 loss to the Timberwolves.
The Wizards later said a sore right knee was the reason for Lewis absence. He is the highest-paid player on the team averaging 8.7 points and 4.1 rebounds a game.
The Wizards dropped to 0-8 with Sunday’s loss.
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio has quickly given TWolves fans reason to get sprung after waiting a year for he to come from Spain to the NBA. Rubio added 14 more assists to his season total in a 93-72 victory over the Washington Wizards but none was more impressive than this half court alley-oop pass to fellow rookie Derrick Williams.
Rubio is 21. Williams is 20. If Minnesota can keep them together there will be alot more of this in the future. Timberwolves fans should be excited.