Mar 9, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA: Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio (9) sits on the bench after hurting his knee late in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers at Target Center. The Lakers won 105-102. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

It's Hot In Minnesota! - Take Note Any Newcomers

You may be wondering why I am using a picture of Ricky Rubio sitting down in pain due to the season-ending injury he suffered months ago which eventually ruined the Timberwolves’ season and it’s playoff hopes.

Well … today, on 4th of July, I, living in a house in the Twin Cities, is currently half naked with a fan on my face while typing up this blog post. The picture above perfectly depicts what I’m going through right now. Most people around the world, especially in the United States think that it’s a cold/snow wasteland up here in the north, but it’s not always the case, especially during summer.

With the Timberwolves currently looking to add more players into their young roster, I would just like to take this opportunity to inform any incoming players not to bring any fur coats or jackets if they are brought over to Minnesota within the next couple of weeks until possibly the Fall. It’s really hot, and it’s definitely not what you would expect out a state that is heavily depicted as a snowy and cold place in most advertisements you see on your television.

I remember during one game at Target Center I saw a video of both rookies, Ricky Rubio and Derrick Williams talking about how they feel about Minnesota and how they have come to adapt to the state, especially the Twin Cities. In their videos they wore fur coats mostly and told us how they feel about the cold here and how they are mentally and physically prepared for that. However, for Williams, coming from a hotter state in Arizona as a college athlete, the weather right now is something Williams probably wasn’t physically or mentally prepared for coming into Minnesota. I myself, coming from a tropical country in the Philippines, didn’t expect that it would be THIS (99 degrees fahrenheit right now).

Right now, I and most likely even the Timberwolves’ players cannot wait for the Fall when the temperature goes back down a little bit. However, that’s not the only thing we are looking forward to in the Fall. What else? Well there’s something called the start a new NBA season.

So all in all, this post is just a heads up to any new player the Timberwolves will be signing or trading for this off-season/summer.

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY as well!

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