Welcome to Wolvescast Digest, a weekly roundup of NBA odds and ends related to your favorite hometown team. With so much fun NBA content on the web, it can be easy to miss things. We’re here to draw attention to the things that may have sifted through the cracks in your overtaxed attention spans. Feel free to leave a comment with anything that you feel deserves inclusion.
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Have You Heard About the Prince Jerseys Yet?
About time. While not as daring as we would have preferred, it’s hard to argue with the end result. The announcement video pays homage to the 1984 cult classic film, Purple Rain. Not enough people have seen this film! (The DVD is $6 and the Blu-ray is $7 on Amazon people!) I’ve introduced a dozen of my friends to it. We have an amazing drinking that we’ve honed over the years. Hit me up on Twitter if you want to hear the rules.
Zach Lowe’s behind-the-scenes report about the process of designing these Beautiful Ones, has all the goods:
But they decided then to prioritize a Prince jersey for this season. They set aside some of Nike’s other proposed Minnesota-centric motifs: jerseys paying homage to Bob Dylan, the Mississippi River (which runs through Minneapolis), and the original Minneapolis Lakers, Johnson says. (You might see some of those ideas down the road.)
Has Nike been reading Canis Hoopus?
Every Website Should Have a “Make Everything Purple” Button
I encourage you to head to the @Timberwolves website.— Kyle Ratke (@Kyle_Ratke) November 1, 2018
In the bottom left corner, there's a button to make the page look awesome. pic.twitter.com/RXM84qOfJf
This is the future that the liberals want.
Enter the Tolliverse
Anthony Tolliver finished with an effective field goal percentage of 125% tonight.— Jake Paynting (@jakepaynting) October 30, 2018
That seems good. pic.twitter.com/Mp7BBCtiqf
Did you hear? “Tolliver is exactly as he was advertised.”
Fox Sports, stop being lazy about updating team logos smh
Song of the Thibs: Double Double Toil and Struggle
Double Double Toil and Cover
Double the post & recover
Fillet of Towns doubling down
On Jimmy still in town
Wiggins bruise and Mayo bubble
Gorgui sits and more trouble
A squawking Glen and teams complaining
A helpless Layden and no explaining
Eye of Josh, toe of Jones
Sacrificed for a perfect Rose
Double Double Toil and Cover
Double the post and recover
Ignore the louder screaming hordes
The Thibs has his own reward
*snap snap snap snap snap*
Rare Sighting of
Young Not-Quite-As-Old Papa Glen
To celebrate their 30th season, @FSNtomhanneman is sharing some of his @Timberwolves memories, including the greatest save in Minnesota sports history pic.twitter.com/9RZ029j37o— FOX Sports North (@fsnorth) October 31, 2018
Shouts to Glen for saving the Wolves from moving to New Orleans. Good looking out Pops. How different would our relationship to the game of basketball be without the Wolves in Minneapolis? Would we be forced to be Gophers fans? Wouldn’t that have been even more miserably futile?
My Favorite Britt Robson Paragraph of the Week
Anyone raised in a family riven by a theoretically amiable divorce understands the emotional dynamics corroding most of the important relationships, both within the Timberwolves franchise and in the way it has presented itself to its fans and the rest of the outside world, these past few weeks. There is an energy-sapping mix of decorum and disdain unpredictably sloshed together as the parties debate the size of the settlement and the ongoing care and custody of cherished assets. Meanwhile, everyone has their own tote board of internalized grievances lurking just beneath the surface, provoking and absorbing minor vengeances that will take time to dissipate even after the split occurs.
Every week, I find myself rereading paragraphs in Britt Robson’s excellent columns because I like how his choice of words flows in a given sentence. Here’s my favorite paragraph from this week. Somebody should give him a podcast. But until then, he was a delight as a guest on this week’s The Dane Moore NBA Podcast.
If You’re Bidding for Wolves Detritus on eBay, You’re Probably Bidding Against Neil
Look, your guess is as good as mine. Failed city edition design? Merch from an alternate reality? Vintage! (Shouts to @SnowflakeDrizzy)
Derrick Rose Put an Orange Basketball in the Hoop
Reddit user u/shiftrefresh commemorated Derrick’s career night with this neat illustration.
Here are some other things you can read about Derrick Rose. Tune in to this week’s podcast to hear my take on everything.
Respond in the Comments: What should Josh Okogie’s nickname be?
Obi-Wan Okogie? Okogie-Wan Kenobi? Josh O Kobe? Non-Stop? We need to figure out this pressing matter. Leave your suggestions in the comments.