I can't stop watching this GIF of Kevin Love high-fiving a reluctant Spike Lee
Following last night's impressive 109-100 victory over the Knicks in Madison Square Garden, the Timberwolves are still undefeated (3-0) and Kevin Love is the leading scorer in the NBA at 29.7 points per game.
In other words... my goodness, is this really happening? After 10 years without so much as a sniff of the playoffs, the T-Wolves are suddenly one of the most exciting, entertaining, and likable teams in the league? Really?
Of course, nobody was more disappointed about the Wolves' latest victory than the world's biggest Knicks fan, Spike Lee, who gave this reluctant high five to K-Love after he daggered New York with a tough shot in the fourth quarter:
And here's video of the entire highly-entertaining-for-Wolves-fans sequence in context:
We'd be feeling even better about where the T-Wolves are at if we hadn't read this article in today's New York Post: "2015 free agent Kevin Love likes New York."
From the article:
The Timberwolves' superstar power forward is scheduled to become a free agent and the Knicks are projected to have plenty of salary cap room by then. If Jim Dolan, Steve Mills and Co. ever could convince Love to take up permanent residence in New York, the Knicks wouldn't have to deal with the two-time All-Star who has basically owned them since entering the league six years ago.
"I love New York City, it's great. ... . To get out to the northeast is very nice. I've always enjoyed coming to New York City," the trimmed-down Love said before his Timberwolves made their lone visit to the Big Apple, a commanding 109-100 victory over the Knicks. He was a villain at the Garden Sunday night, torching the Knicks for 34 points, 15 rebounds and five assists, but a few years from now, Love could be a fan favorite...
"I want to talk about this year and the present right now," said Love, who has led Minnesota to an impressive 3-0 start, its first such start in 12 years. He did wax poetic about the Garden, calling it the "Mecca of basketball."
"If you can't get up to play in MSG, you may as well go home," he said.
But we won't worry about that until next year. For Wolves fans, the past is the past (KAAAAHN!), the future is the future, but the present, literally, is the present we've been anticipating for a decade.
-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss City Pages' biggest stories.
- Black Lives Matter marches on the Fair with heavy police escort, few hecklers
Sat., Sep. 19, 12:00am
Sat., Sep. 19, 7:00pm
Sun., Sep. 20, 12:00pm
Sat., Sep. 26, 2:30pm
- Vester Lee Flanagan could have just as easily bought a gun in Minnesota
- A terrible Minneapolis park deal just got $2 million worse