Minnesota Timberwolves fans who have been supporting the team for more than a few years have a vivid memory of Jeff Teague. Joining the Wolves in 2017 on a three-year, $57 million contract, Teague served as Minnesota’s starting point guard until 2020 when the team brought in D’Angelo Russell.
Overall, Teague was a solid player during his Twin Cities tenure, but he definitely left a lot to be desired. Considering the circumstances of his situation and his contract, we even ranked him as one of the team’s all-time worst free agency signings.
With that in mind, there are definitely still some mixed feelings between Teague and the fanbase, and vice-versa. Some evidence to this showed recently when the former Wolves guard appeared on the Club 520 Podcast, recounting some specific memories of his time in Minnesota. At one point, Teague remarked “there’s nobody worse than Timberwolves fans.”
Jeff Teague: “there’s nobody worse than Timberwolves fans.”
The statement came while discussing a well-known story about Jimmy Butler. Most Timberwolves fans remember Butler’s practice incident during the fall of 2018, in which he reportedly teamed up with the Wolves’ bench players and proceeded to defeat the starters in a scrimmage, boasting about his importance to the team along the way.
Teague revealed some intriguing new details to the story, such as how Butler apparently cut out the Timberwolves team logos on his shirt and shorts before showing up to the team facility. According to Teague, Jimmy left the practice facility following his outburst and immediately went home to do a virtual interview with Rachel Nichols of ESPN. Jeff called it “one of the most iconic basketball moments” he had ever been part of.
But the moment in the podcast that is sure to irritate Wolves fans more than anything is Teague’s comment about the fanbase. Though it was seemingly done in jest and probably intended as lighthearted, fans of the Timberwolves are not going to let this one slide.