The Best and Worst of the Timberwolves in 2012

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Worst Quotes About the Wolves (And Their Historical Whiteness)

 “How did we get a roster that resembles the 1955 Lakers?….I think everything is a strategy. Nothing happens by happenstance.” – Tyrone Terrell, chairman of St. Paul’s African American leadership council to Jerry Zgoda and Dennis Brackin of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

“It raises some real questions to me about what’s really intended…I think, personally, that it was calculated. Is this an attempt to get fans back in the stands? Minnesota, after all, is a pretty white state.” – Ron Edwards, Minneapolis civil rights advocate, in the same article with Zgoda and Brackin.

Worst Broken Bone: Love Breaks His Hand

Midway through the pre-season in October of 2012, Kevin Love broke his hand doing knuckle push-ups at his Minneapolis condo. Just a couple of weeks before the season opener and about two months before Ricky Rubio’s expected return, this was a crushing blow to the Wolves and their fans. The overwhelming consensus was that if the Wolves could hover around the .500 mark until Love returned, they might still make the playoffs. Of course, the Wolves were able to do that, and Love has struggled to be anywhere near as efficient as he has been in the past.

Best Cross-Sport Charity Video

Kevin Love and Arizona Cardinals’ wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald teamed up to raise money for breast cancer awareness, pink hand cast and all. The video of Fitzgerald shaving Loves’ head is below.

Best Comedy Video Starring a Timberwolf

Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving and his Uncle Drew series advertising Pepsi Max released a Part II video starring our very own Kevin Love, disguised as an elderly version of himself. The video is extremely entertaining.

Best Game by a Player Who Hasn’t Played in Nine Months: The Return of Ricky

Ricky Rubio returned on Saturday night, December 15. His injury had occurred on March 9, and the nine month and one week recovery time was just a couple weeks ahead of schedule. Of course, Rubio made sure to make the most of his coach/trainer-limited 18 minutes of court time. Enjoy the bevy of beautiful assists.

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