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KG wants to buy the Timberwolves.

Jim Rome
July 22, 2020 - 9:46 am
Kevin Garnett

USA Today


The Minnesota Timberwolves have had an interesting history. And by interesting, really what I’m saying is a largely whack history. A largely unsuccessful history. They have lost. A lot. For a long time. To the point that I haven’t talked about them much on this show at all.

But I’m talking T-Wolves basketball now. I talked about it in April and I’m bringing it back again in July. And why is that? Because team owner Glen Taylor announced yesterday that he’s exploring the possibility of selling the team. And I’m guessing T-Wolves fans won’t all that unhappy to see him go. And on top of that, they’ll be even more fired up when they hear who the hell is part of the groups trying to buy the team.   I’ll give you a hint who that is: YOU KNOW IT.  FREAKING, Kevin Garnett is in. He posted on Instagram:

"I'm part of one of the groups trying” with the fingers crossed emoji, a 100 emoji and three praying hands. And he chased that with “Lawd please let my group get this” followed by the fire emoji

And that would be fire. It would be awesome.

Having Kevin Garnett involved in the league is a good thing. Kevin Garnett being a key part of an ownership group would be even better.

As he tweeted: My passion for the Minnesota Timberwolves to be a championship team is.

Well known but I have a deeper affection for the city of Minneapolis.  I once again want to see Minneapolis as the diverse and loving community that I know it is.”

And he followed that up with another tweet: No two people love the city more than myself and Glen Taylor and I look forward to trying to work with him to achieve my dream.

Wait, what? That’s a bit of a different tune. I don’t remember there being a ton of love between KG and GT a few months back. In fact, listening to KG, it sounded like he straight hated, GT:

This is what he told The Athletic after he was voted into the Hall of Fame: “My days in Minnesota were great days, bro. It was a huge part of my progression. Flip Saunders and Kevin McHale were huge parts of my progression as a player. I had to put the work in and put it all together, but having those influences around me, having Kevin McHale as a great teacher all those years and pushing me and giving me the lay of the land … and me having a crazy ass appetite and imagination of what I want to be in the league”

He did have a crazy ass appetite and a pair of coaches who helped him grow. But then came the moment in 2015 when Flip Saunders brought Garnett back to Minneapolis and at that time, according to reports, there had been a conversation that KG wanted to join the ownership group and potentially succeed Glen Taylor or become a key decision-maker in the franchise.

But then Taylor brought in Tom Thibodeau and the conversation about KG’s involvement changed. And things got bad. How bad? Well, the team still hasn’t retired KG’s jersey because he won’t let them.

As Garnett told The Athletic back in April: “Glen knows where I’m at, I’m not entertaining it. First of all, it’s not genuine. Two, he’s getting pressure from a lot of fans and, I guess, the community there. Glen and I had an understanding before Flip died, and when Flip died, that understanding went with Flip. For that, I won’t forgive Glen. I won’t forgive him for that. I thought he was a straight up person, straight up business man, and when Flip died, everything went with him.”

“I won’t forgive Glen” seems a long way from yesterday’s tweet of “No two people love the city more than myself and Glen Taylor and I look forward to trying to work with him to achieve my dream.”

And back in April, Garnett went further: “At this point, I don’t want any dealings with Glen Taylor or Taylor Corp. Or anything that has to do with him. I love my Timberwolves, I’ll always love my guys, I’ll always love the people who bleep with me there.”

And he went further still, dropping what is arguably the quote of the year: “I don’t do business with snakes. I don’t do business with snake mu’bleepas. I try not to do business with openly snakes or people who are snake-like.”

Just to recap, here is a list of entities KG will not do business with:

- Snakes

- Snake mu’bleepas

- Openly snakes

- People who are snake-like

I think that about covers it. Maybe it’s just back I get the sense that back in April, not only was Kevin Garnett not really cool with Glen Taylor, but that Kevin Garnett hated Glen Taylor. And always would.

But now that there is a chance to buy the team from that snake mu’bleepa, he’s changed his tune. Hell….Maybe he’s saying that Taylor is only snake-like right now. And not openly snake or a snake mu’bleepa.

Either way, I get it. I’m not bashing KG for tweeting positively about GT right now. That’s the smart play. If you want to buy something from someone, it probably helps to butter them up a little bit. And if he jumped on Twitter yesterday and was continuing to call Taylor a snake, or a snake mu’bleepa, or an open snake, or snake-like, that probably wouldn’t help his cause.

Sometimes you need to do business with a snake, or a snake mu’bleepa, or an open snake, or someone who is snake-like, in order to achieve a goal.

How dumb would KG be if he wanted to buy the team, but kept bashing Taylor right now? That would ruin his chances of achieving that goal. And he has a crazy ass appetite for achieving that goal.

KG wants to be involved in buying the Timberwolves. I want KG to be involved in buying the Timberwolves. I don’t know if it would guarantee success for the organization, but I’ll say this: KG being involved in buying the T-wolves would be the best thing to happen to them since KG being drafted by the T-Wolves.

That’s his dream. That’s my dream. And I love that he is willing to do business with snakes, snake mu’bleepas, openly snakes, and people who are snake-like to achieve that dream.

You have to be flexible in life. You have firm rules, but sometimes, in certain moments, you need to make an exception to achieve a dream. And if Kevin Garnett is praising Glen Taylor right now, you know what that means?