Last year, Golden State Warrior superstar Steph Curry launched an individual offensive display of historical significance, making 402 3-point field goals during the regular season while shooting a highly accurate 45.4% from behind the arc. This total bested the previous record (set by Curry the year before) by a remarkable 116 and really is a ridiculous outlier stat no matter how you look at it.
Even with the Wild in the midst of an unprecedented surge, Kevin Garnett’s return dominated Minnesota sports headlines last week.
A video released by the Timberwolves’ Youtube channel this past Friday captures the nostalgic joy that filled the Target Center during Wednesday night’s re-debut of KG against the Washington Wizards..
As Minnesota Connected reported last Friday, this Wednesday night, Kevin Garnett will pull a #21 Timberwolves jersey over his distinctive wiry shoulders for the first time in nearly eight years. After what is sure to be a goose bump-inducing player introduction sequence (which will, no doubt, involve Diddy’s “Coming Home”), the house lights will come up and “Da (now 38-year old) Kid” will head to scorer’s table at Target Center to engage in his pregame talcum powder ritual/spectacle.
And so will begin the (perhaps multiple season long) swan song of the only truly great Timberwolf.