During his introductory news conference yesterday in Cleveland, Kevin Love followed Denny Green's path down the high road."I loved my time there. The people of Minnesota were great," Love said. "The fans were great. They showed up win, lose or draw... It was a great six years. I enjoyed my time."Bac ... More >>
With the blockbuster trade now finalized, there will be plenty of time to get excited about the new batch of young, athletic Timberwolves, headlined by top draft choice Andrew Wiggins, who will be publicly introduced to Minnesota by Flip Saunders during a press conference at the State Fair tomorrow. ... More >>
Cleveland fans were pissed as hell when LeBron took his talents to South Beach in 2010 and burned his jerseys on the streets to show it.Sure, Kevin Love ain't no Bron. But as news broke last week that he's on his way out of town, you'd expect there to be some First Avenue angst about the second ... More >>
People love to hate on LeBron James for the way he left Cleveland and for being arrogant, but there's actually a lot of evidence he's a cool guy. SEE ALSO: Wolves take swipe at LeBron's Harlem Shake video... with a baseball bat For instance, consider this story a self-proclaimed Minnesota fan poste ... More >>
By Justin BakerI have spent almost a decade goofing on my former boss and his Bruce Springsteen superfandom. As my adult music appreciation has grown, the issue has become amplified, and I've unfairly been branded a youth hipster and a full-blown cynic.So began my ex-employer's quest to engineer ... More >>
It's not exactly LeBron jilting Cleveland for the pleasures of South Beach, but today Don Shelby made a decision of his own. Starting next month, the longtime WCCO TV news anchor will anchor BringMeTheNews' drive-time newscasts between 6 and 9 a.m.Shelby, 64, will also develop original content wi ... More >>
We can't afford to buy tickets to this beautiful building.It's bad enough all of Minnesota's sports teams stink. Now, it turns out we can't even afford them.Minneapolis-St. Paul is about $40 billion too poor to host four professional teams, according to a new study by the Business Journal. That d ... More >>
Mr. Double-Double gets the shaft.
With half-a-season in the net, a look at reasons for both hope and concern.
The local hardwood has turned especially soft in recent weeks.
A history of NBA glass.
FantagraphicsHarvey Pekar, the iconic autobiographical comics writer, died today.In a week highlighted by LeBron James's decision to leave Cleveland, the Rust Belt also lost its bard: Harvey Pekar, the writer of the long-running, autobiographical American Splendor comic, died today at the age of ... More >>
After a heartbreaking home loss to the Hornets, the Wolves sink back into some old familiar territory. The Bucks, Knicks and Cavs all sink the Wolves by double-digits.
The Vikings and the Saints are well-matched in talent, and empathy.
The Timberwolves are struggling to know themselves; King James drops science.
Hey, maybe Mike Miller should have been shooting like this all year.
If you like Crunch then you better put a ring on him...
1. Par For the Course 2. Naming Names 3. Wishful Rumor Mongering
1. No rest for the weary 2. Where was Foye? 3. Give credit where credit is due
1. No substitute for watching 2. Veteran bench steps up. 3. Billups and Billups and Hamilton, oh my
Analysis and predictions on the Heat-Pistons series which begins tonight.
The Rookie of the Year and the Pistons first-round triumph are slam dunks. But who's the MVP and can the Clips clip the Nugs?
In an otherwise disastrous season for the Wolves, Trenton Hassell is quietly having a career year
1. Centers of Attention 2.Hasselling LBJ 3.Oh yeah, the zone
1. Child is father to the man 2. Snuffed out. 3. A class act and an annoying facade.
1. Maggette Over Szczerbiak. 2. McCants gets some crunch time. 3. Odds and Ends.
Marko Jaric needs to grow into his new job, fast
Quick hits on pro hoops beyond the Wolves
Saunders tops Cavs wish list After Paul Silas was unceremoniously canned as coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday, it didn?t take long for former Wolves coach Flip Saunders to move into heavy rotation in the rumor milling over who will pilot the Cavs next season. The Akron Beacon Journal and ... More >>
Can the Wolves overcome their underachieving ways?
In Trece Lunas' latest show, the revolution will not be organized
Banged-up team meets brutal schedule
Despite KG's best efforts, it looks like another year, another one-and-out for the troubled Wolves. If they're lucky.
What the Wolves could and should do to improve
Some props before the playoffs
Wally Szczerbiak is not getting "frozen out" of the Wolves' offense
What's wrong with the Wolves?
Will the real Bobby Jackson please stand up?
Coach Flip Saunders and the Timberwolves' turnaround
Marbury's physical panache, seething determination, and craving of responsibility have set a standard for his performance that no mere braggadocio could establish.
Why sports teams get away with blackmailing cities.
A look at the coming battle over public financing for a baseball-only park, and an immodest proposal.