Memorable nicknames in Timberwolves history

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Feb 15, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; A view of the NBA logo at the NBA All Star Jam Session at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Wally Szczerbiak was the sixth selection by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 1999 NBA draft. Wally had a couple of really good years in Minnesota, he averaged 18.7 points in 2001-02 and 17.6 points per game in 2002-03. Wally was also selected as an All-Star during the 2002-03 season.

For some reason, my favorite Wally moments seemed to occur when the Timberwolves were down by 35 points. If Wally scored, he would come running down the floor, pointing his finger at his teammates shouting “NOW WE GO”. Not only would he get excited when he scored, but his defensive intensity would seemingly increase as well.

Wally played seven seasons in Minnesota before being traded away to the Boston Celtics. Wally had his highs and his lows with the Timberwolves, but he’ll always have one of the greatest nicknames ever: Wally World.

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