Bill Simmons Likes the Wolves Now? "The best example of things changing: The Minnesota Timberwolves...
Bill Simmons Likes the Wolves Now?
"The best example of things changing: The Minnesota Timberwolves Rubio Loves improbably morphing into America's Team. This couldn't have happened 15 years ago, 10 years ago, or maybe even five years ago, but the League Pass/Twitter/Texting/iPhone/iPad Era has been a phenomenal asset for them. Any time something is brewing with Minnesota — the T-Wolves trying to upset another contender, Rubio approaching a triple-double, Love going for a 30-20, you name it — word spreads quickly enough to catch crunch time. You know, assuming you weren't watching it, anyway. Had this specific Timberwolves season happened 15 years ago, we only could have enjoyed it through Craig Kilborn's 2 a.m. SportsCenter highlights. In our on-demand world of 2012, you can watch any Timberwolves game in any possible situation. Amazing."
I've been living in #freeKevinLove world and all of a sudden this pops in. I know we've loved it, but are wolves really capturing the rest of NBA fandom. Will our small market ball that is exciting and fun (Rubio, Love, and oh how I want to believe it's Beasley) rescue the league from all of it's plodding, big metro, top heavy marketing?