Posts Tagged ‘Minnesota Timberwolves’

Here’s Karl-Anthony Towns kissing a tiger cub

KAT Love ❤️

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ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Minnesota Timberwolves didn’t make the playoffs, but center Karl-Anthony Towns is staying busy. Yesterday he spent some time with a non-profit called Wildlife in Need, a charity that presumably helps wildlife that is in need.

Tom Thibodeau throws out first pitch at Twins game

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — It’s baseball season, which means we’re going to start seeing more and more NBA-related folks throwing out the first pitches at games. And last night in Minnesota, new Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau took the mound for his shot at it. Now, we can assume that Thibs was probably, if anything, over-prepared for this moment. We don’t know if he threw a strike, because the video above cuts off just as the ball reaches the plate. But let’s just assume he did, because Thibs wouldn’t have it any other way.

Take a ride in the Karl-Anthony Towns cab

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — NBA teams regularly come up with creative campaigns to promote their players for the NBA’s postseason awards. And to make a case for Karl-Anthony Towns as the NBA’s Rookie of the Year, the Minnesota Timberwolves have announced the KAT Cab. It’s a play on the former TV show Cash Cab, where unsuspecting passengers would hop in a New York City taxi and answer trivia questions for the chance to win money. In this case, cab passengers are asked about the Rookie of the Year race, with a whole website to support it. At least according to these questions, it seems like a lot of the answers point to Karl-Anthony Towns…


VIDEO: KAT Cab

The NBA reacts to the NCAA championship game


VIDEO: Jenkins shot

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Last night’s NCAA Championship game between North Carolina and Villanova came down to a game-winning buzzer beater by Villanova’s Kris Jenkins, just seconds after an incredible game-tying three from UNC’s Marcus Paige. With the NBA taking a final night off before the sprint to the playoffs, plenty of NBA players tuned in to the big finale and reacted on social media…

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Wiggins, Timberwolves wish Happy Birthday to Flip Saunders

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Minnesota Timberwolves entered this season hoping to exceed expectations and turn their youth and potential into a postseason appearance. Unfortunately, Wolves coach and president Flip Saunders passed away just before the start of the season, and the Wolves have had to deal with the emotional ramifications.

A few weeks ago, after Zach LaVine won the Dunk Contest, he paid tribute to Saunders in an Instagram post. Today is not only Andrew Wiggins‘ 21st birthday, it also would have been Saunders’ 61st birthday. And Wiggins and the Timberwolves made sure to celebrate Saunders’ day…

There's no one I would rather share a birthday with. Happy birthday coach! Hope I'm making you proud.

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You better give Karl-Anthony Towns a high five

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — These days, when an NBA player makes a free throw, his teammates offer encouragement in the form of a high five. It’s pretty much a given at this point, so much so that when a guy sinks a free throw, the shooter is usually as aggressive in looking for the high fives as his teammates are in giving them to the free throw shooter.

Except this weekend, when Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns went to the free throw line and sank a shot, then looked to his teammates for the high fives…which just weren’t there. So Towns had to go on the offensive and make sure he got his high fives.

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Zach LaVine dedicates dunk contest win to Flip Saunders

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — It’s been an emotional season for the Minnesota Timberwolves, who unexpectedly lost coach Flip Saunders to Hodgkin’s lymphoma just before the start of the season. And to pay tribute to his late coach, after winning last night’s dunk contest, T-Wolves guard Zach LaVine took to Instagram to remember the man who meant so much to him and Timberwolves fans everywhere…

POSTERIZED POLL Week of Feb. 5

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Like we always do at this time, let’s take a look at the best instances of people getting #POSTERIZED over the last week and, at the bottom of the post, you can place your vote for a winner. And don’t forget, if you see someone get posterized, tweet it with the hashtag #POSTERIZED so we don’t miss it!

I missed last week’s #POSTERIZED poll because I was traveling, working on a cool piece for NBA TV (coming soon!). Which means more dunks than usual this week!

Let’s get to the dunks. Special shoutout to the previous winner, Sacramento’s Rajon Rondo!
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Ricky Rubio experiences high and lows of the NBA

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Minnesota Timberwolves were in Los Angeles to take on the Clippers last night, and T-Wolves point guard Ricky Rubio had the opportunity to experience the joy and pain of the NBA during the same game.

The good? Check out this pass, where as Rubio is falling down he delivers a nutmeg to DeAndre Jordan…

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And then, of course, the bad, as Rubio saves a ball from going out of bounds and ends up with his hair full of popcorn…

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POSTERIZED POLL Week of Jan. 22

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Like we always do at this time, let’s take a look at the best instances of people getting #POSTERIZED over the last week and, at the bottom of the post, you can place your vote for a winner. And don’t forget, if you see someone get posterized, tweet it with the hashtag #POSTERIZED so we don’t miss it!

Let’s get right to it this week. Special shoutout to last week’s winner, Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan!

OK, let’s get to the POSTERS…so many entrants this week, perhaps our strongest poll yet from top to bottom, including a special double dose of the great Boban Marjanovic(more…)