I saw them play in Winnipeg and they played the starless and destitute Detroit Pistons in a pre-season exhibition game.
That's a nothing game.
The Wolves are missing Kevin Love with a broken hand, one of the top 10 players in the league who is slowly building a historic career. Ricky Rubio, the Spanish guard that has Nash-like flare and a torn up knee is out.
So I get it. No star power.
But Brandon Roy is somehow a professional basketball player again, after being forced to retire as an unbelievable still-young player with no cartilage left in his knees. He showed up, he started, and the crowd cheered when he began the game with the ball in his hands. Like, legitimate appreciation that he was back in the NBA. In WINNIPEG MANITOBA CANADA, the fans knew that this guy deserved some love for making a comeback.
So give the Winnipeg sports fans some respect, Gary Lawless.
Writing the article "NBA better than nothing" in the Free Press is doing what the world outside Winnipeg expects us to say. And you said it. And it's not true.
There are sports leagues outside of this city, and people follow them. Some of which aren't locked out right now. I love hockey, but they're ignoring fans right now. Ignore them back.
There's no such thing as a boring story, just a boring way to tell it. And Gary Lawless is a bored writer complaining about boring things.
If the NHL is locked out, why isn't he? He doesn't want to talk about sports. He wants to talk about hockey. And other things, none of which are about sports:
"...the media meal was free and yes I hit the buffet twice and grabbed a couple cookies on the way out. So the night wasn't a total loss."
"The Timberwolves Dance Team? I won't lie. I had a look.
The promotional contests were different than those at hockey games. Refreshing? Sure."