Back in July, during the midst of endless speculation surrounding Kevin Love and potential trade partners, Minnesota Timberwolves PR had some fun using the Twitter verse. They told us an announcement was coming and, subsequently, some of those who makeup what is referred to as 'Wolves Twitter' prepared to enter an internet-battlefield full of hot takes. Some were skeptical, but I'd be lying if I told you I didn't think the news would be of some grand substance.
@Twolves_PR Stop it. Just. Stop. It.— Jon Krawczynski (@APkrawczynski) July 23, 2014
. @Patrick_Fenelon GET YOURSELF TOGETHER.— Zachary Bennett (@ZacharyBD) July 23, 2014
What announcement was made, you ask?
Due to overwhelming demand, we'll go ahead & spill the news now: The #Twolves have signed forward Robbie Hummel. Welcome back, Robbie!— Timberwolves PR (@Twolves_PR) July 23, 2014
Yes, we were fooled by this crafty tweeting by Wolves PR that led many to believe a trade-related announcement was going to be made. Instead, it was discovered the Timberwolves signed Robbie Hummel to a one-year contract. I regress.
What was the point of that story, Zach?
On Wednesday, Hummel tweeted a link to the picture below posted on his Instagram account. The caption read..
Excited to announce that I've been in the studio grinding and have finally finished my first hip hop studio album, ROB: Road to Redemption. Look for it in stores and on iTunes this fall. #getmysnareup #turnmyheadphonesup!!!
Don't even get me started on some of the Hummel-related puns that were out there while this was happening. He wasn't finished, either. Just as any good self-promoter would have done, Hummel continued teasing the masses prior to announcing his release of ROB: Road to Redemption.
At 7:05 central I'm dropping a soundbite for all my twitter fans #ROB:RoadtoRedemption— Robbie Hummel (@RobbieHummel) August 27, 2014
Shoutout to my fans...download my mixtape at http://t.co/t8IebB4wqk....One Love— Robbie Hummel (@RobbieHummel) August 28, 2014
It appeared as though the Timberwolves were going to have their first hip-hop artist on the team since Troy Hudson. However, as it turns out, just as Wolves PR had done in July, Hummel was merely trolling the internet for some laughs.
Haha ok since people still think I'm making a rap album...it was all a joke..I was in a studio recording a voiceover for a commercial— Robbie Hummel (@RobbieHummel) August 28, 2014
Lesson learned: Robbie Hummel cannot be trusted.
Back to your regularly scheduled musings.
- Wednesday; Zach LaVine, Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and Thaddeus Young visited Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. Check out some of the photos.
- Britt Robson flexed his basketball mind and jotted his thoughts regarding the new-look Timberwolves in this column at Minnpost.
- ESPN's J.A. Adande also wrote stuff about the Wolves. Free, Love: The liberated T-Wolves.