Author Archives: Steve McPherson

Test Drive: Prospective Wolves Lineups in NBA 2K16

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Prior to the start of training camp, the conventional wisdom about the Minnesota Timberwolves’ starting lineup this season was that they would blend veterans and high draft picks, leaving a few older players and some younger players with more question marks to come in off the bench. With Ricky Rubio returning from injury, Andrew Wiggins […]

The Lynx Win Ugly and That’s Just Perfect

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When we talk about how something humanizes someone, it usually means how it makes someone softer or nicer. It helps us understand a public figure as less rigid, cold or strictly professional, as when Hillary Clinton choked up answering a question about how she perseveres on the campaign trail. When it happens in the male-dominated […]

Anthony Bennett: I Crush Your Head

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If you’re on the younger side or not Canadian, you might not remember Kids in the Hall. The sketch comedy troupe had a show that ran from 1989 to 1995, and the members have gone on to individual careers — you might know Dave Foley from NewsRadio if you watched syndicated television in the afternoons […]

The Smooth Rap Stylings of Andrew Wiggins

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Over the weekend and thanks to NBA reddit, footage emerged of Andrew Wiggins rapping. Or, rather, being goaded into spitting maybe a third of a dozen bars in someone’s mom’s basement. It’s a jarring slice of life, with Wiggins in a self-described “wifebeater” and dress pants, hanging out with some friends, a guy who made […]

It could be years before we know what all this means

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In a recent and surprisingly revealing GQ profile, new Late Show host Stephen Colbert dropped a piece of wisdom that I haven’t been able to stop thinking about: “I love the thing that I most wish had not happened.” Colbert was talking about the death of his father and two of his brothers in a […]

A Wolf Among Wolves: Shameless Commerce Division

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Guess what? A Wolf Among Wolves has a store on TeePublic now. For now, we have three different designs available for you to throw money at.

If Glen Taylor Is Such A Problem, How Come the Lynx Are So Good?

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If you follow the Minnesota Timberwolves (which, let’s face it, why are you here if you don’t?), you’re probably at least passingly familiar with the Minnesota Lynx. You know, the only actually good professional sports team in the Twin Cities: In 15 years of existence, the Lynx have two championships; in 183 combined seasons, the […]

Flip Saunders’ Feelings Aren’t Numbers: The 3-point Debate Rolls On and On and On and On and On

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Early Sunday evening, Flip Saunders broke a more than yearlong silence on Twitter to “set the facts straight” about 3-pointers.   I don’t know what recent post on whose blog — since he’s clearly talking about disreputable “bloggers” and not REAL reporters or REAL fans — set him off and led him to nail this three-tweet treatise […]

Kevin Garnett, Mentor

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Is Kevin Garnett the mentor we hope him to be?

Murder Most Foul: Karl-Anthony Towns’ Busy Summer Hands

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Karl-Anthony Towns is handsy like a drunken senator.