Memorable nicknames in Timberwolves history

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Dec 10, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach of player development Mark Madsen before the game against the Phoenix Suns at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Talk about an unforgettable player. Mark Madsen is the other life version of “Rudy”, or something like that.

Madsen was one of the least athletic and generally untalented players in the NBA, but you loved him if he was on your side. If he wasn’t on your side, he was probably the most disliked player in the league throughout his career.

Personally, I loved Mark Madsen. He was one of the hardest working players in the NBA and that’s why he saw playing time for good versions of both the Los Angeles Lakers and the Minnesota Timberwolves.

He was the “Mad Dog”. He was always running down loose-balls and diving on the floor. He wasn’t afraid of contact and wasn’t afraid to guard players who were much bigger than himself. Mad Dog played in Minnesota for six seasons and his career lasted nine seasons overall. That’s very impressive for a player who couldn’t shoot and could barely jump.

Who wants to create “Mad Dog, a True Underdog Story”?

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