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The Best of 2015-16: Kobe Bryant sees a lot to like in Andrew Wiggins

Wiggins Kobe

It’s easy to dislike Kobe Bryant, but it’s difficult to resist enjoying his endorsement of Timberwolves’ rising star Andrew Wiggins.

Lakers 119, Timberwolves 115: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯



Timberwolves 123, Lakers 122: Rooting for the Clothes


  When Kevin Garnett and Kobe Bryant were drafted straight out of high school in 1995 and 1996, respectively, I couldn’t have cared less about professional basketball. I could have told you the Chicago Bulls were good, and that was about it. Five years later, though, and I would count Garnett as one of my […]

Dusk and Twilight: Kobe and KG fade out in different ways


Kobe Bryant seems to be holding the Lakers hostage; Kevin Garnett seems to be a foul-mouthed tour guide escorting the young Timberwolves to success.

A Quick Preview: Wolves head to Hollywood to open the season


A quick look into the Wolves’ season opener tonight at the Staples Center.

Lakers 100, Timberwolves 94: Kobe shows the blueprint for history

While Kobe Bryant can elicit some pretty polarized takes on how great he is or isn’t, how nice he is or isn’t, how good of a leader/teammate that he is or isn’t, and everything else involved with historic players, what you can’t deny is his psychotic, competitive nature that has fueled one of the greatest […]

Timberwolves 120, Lakers 119: It's just like college… sort of

This was a weird game. It was a fun game. It was a game that showed just exactly where the Minnesota Timberwolves need to be this season while seeing just how dire things are for the Los Angeles Lakers. In a 120-119 win over the Lakers, we saw just how horrendous the Lakers can be and […]

Timberwolves 100, Lakers 111: Hard and soft science

That the Lakers are the NBA’s most colossal, most fascinating bummer has been well-documented. In the past, they were un-lovable but majestic. You could hate Kobe’s post-dagger jawfaces, you could hate Phil Jackson’s finely tailored beard and bullying spiritualism, but you could also marvel at their success and be awed by the sight of basketball beautifully […]

Lakers 104, Wolves 85: Shaken, not stirred

These things happen. We can’t all be Kobe Bryant. In fact, these are the nights we wonder how Kobe Bryant is Kobe Bryant. He should’ve been in bed like the rest of us; wallowing in self pity and reaching for that second pint of ice cream. Instead, there he was, pirouetting into those patented fadeaways, […]

Lakers 106, Wolves 101: The vanishing middle class

Pau Gasol is tall. Not the gangly, awkward gaited ‘tall’ that defines so many of the league’s big men, but an unreachably high, arching fluidity that confounds even the best defenders. Kevin Love isn’t tall. So our friend Kevin was in for a long night. Gasol began by pump faking from the perimeter and driving […]