ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — When I was a kid, I decided to try and collect autographs from many of my favorite NBA players and coaches. So I wrote letters to a bunch of NBA players and coaches, asking them to send me their signatures. Very few of them did, most of them did not. But one person went above and beyond: Then-Spurs coach Larry Brown not only sent me an autograph, he enclosed a Spurs t-shirt, shorts and a media guide. It was much more than I had asked for, and it was enough (for the time being) to make me root for the Spurs.
Reddit user Sibewolf also put pen to paper, sending hand-written letters to every NBA team. “I sent a letter to all 30 NBA teams asking why I should be their fan since my team, the Seattle SuperSonics, left in 2008,” he wrote in a post. “Only the Minnesota Timberwolves responded.”
And not only did the T-Wolves respond, they did so in an interesting way. According to the photo posted by Sibewolf, the Wolves not only responded with a letter listing the top ten reasons to become a Wolves fan, but they also sent along an autographed basketball…
Sure, the ball may be a little old — Luke Ridnour, who signed the ball, hasn’t been on the Wolves since 2013 — but it’s above and beyond what any other team did. And it’s a nice way to make a fan for life.