The 2013-14 Timberwolves season began with such optimism. Ten years removed from the team's last playoff berth, it looked like the NBA's most downtrodden franchise was finally about to get over the hump.
But after a hot start, the Wolves started losing close games. Unfortunately, they never stopped, and after a heartbreaking defeat at home Sunday against Phoenix -- the Wolves led by 22 in the second but characteristically crumbled in crunch time -- the meaningful portion of this season's schedule is over. As has been the case every year since the MV3 Western Conference Finals run of 2004, there will be no playoffs this spring for the Pups.
As if to put an exclamation point on Sunday's crushing loss, the Wolves absolutely no-showed a game in Memphis last night, getting run off the floor in a 109-92 loss that wasn't as close as the final score.
After the game, Kevin Love held one of the saddest press conferences you'll see. Here's the footage:
Damn, K-Love. Looks like it might be time for Ricky to cut another one of his "change this face" promos, doesn't it?
:::: UPDATE ::::
On a related note, K-Love just posted this photo to his Instagram: