Category Archives: FIBA World Championships

Timberwolfing at the World Cup

We still have some World Cup to go, but with Spain’s elimination on Wednesday, the presence of the Minnesota Timberwolves ended entirely. For the most part, it was a successful campaign for the Wolves-represented participants, with a good share of highlights to go around. Let’s go down the list: Share this because Rubio would pass […]

Ricky Rubio Topples, Nemanja Bjelica Rides On

Serbia’s Milos Teodisic just hit a nasty shot to eliminate Spain in the FIBA World Championships. It was contested; it was 30 feet from the hoop; it was cold-blooded (here’s Chris Sheridan’s take on the last-minute coaching strategies). And it was a fitting end to a weird, wild game that nicely captured the charming madness […]

Love Against the World Redux: White Magic

If the Wolf Among Wolves comments section is any guide, it seems that Kevin Love is a polarizing figure; somehow I’m not surprised. Our last few posts on Mr. Love have raised a number of deceptively tricky questions. First: just how good is he? Is he, in the words of commenter Hayden, a “future star”, […]

Love Against the World

Kevin Love is bright white and a little lumpy. His steps are plodding and thick. He does not really look like an NBA basketball player. And he certainly seems a little bit out of place among his fellow world-class North Americans with their lithe, elastic bodies and their liquid skills. He does resemble, however, quite […]