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Playoffs for the Wolves?  Forget about it!

Playoffs for the Wolves? Forget about it!

Mar. 26 | The Timberwolves have already guaranteed themselves a better season than last year when they won just 31 games. Not many teams can say that in this town — not the Vikings, Twins, Gophers men’s basketball, Gophers women’ hockey. As for the Wild,...

Nets’ Anderson hoping for a turnaround

Nets’ Anderson hoping for a turnaround

Dec. 3 |       While local media types flew to a former Minnesota Timberwolves player in town, asking him once again what it’s like to play against his former team, this reporter opted instead to hang around a native Minneapolis player’s...

High-scoring Timberwolves now 7-4

High-scoring Timberwolves now 7-4

Nov. 20 | Will this be the year the Timberwolves make a run for a title? Will they return to the playoffs for the first time since Kevin Garnett-Sam Cassell-Latrell Sprewell drove the franchise to the Western Conference Finals? This is year 25 for the Timberwolves...

Bobby’s back, and he’s not the same guy

Bobby’s back, and he’s not the same guy

Nov. 1 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Bobby Jackson this week begins his first season as Minnesota Timberwolves player development coach.  He returns to the area where some of his greatest athletic exploits are well-documented. Jackson starred...

New food choices at Timberwolves games not for everyone

New food choices at Timberwolves games not for everyone

Oct. 30 |     Fans looking for basic fare and affordable options might just be out of luck   The Minnesota Timberwolves has new concessions items this season. A first-ever sampling party was held October 23 for “a mix of media and season-ticket...

Devoted Lynx fan honored — Might this suggest the team is finally acknowledging its Black fan base?

Devoted Lynx fan honored — Might this suggest the team is finally acknowledging its Black fan base?

Jun. 5 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   She’s seen it all — the team’s first-ever victory in 1999, the endless roster changes, the hiring of two Black female head coaches, a rookie-of-the-year winner and sixth woman winner, and...

Changing of the guard with the T-Wolves

Changing of the guard with the T-Wolves

May. 15 |     Flip Saunders’ good calculations will replace David Kahn’s poor ones   Because of my November 7, 2012 column (“The smartest White team in the NBA: T-Wolves team return to the 1950s?”), we took heat from those who took exception...

Does it really matter? — Athletes’ sexual orientation none of our business

Does it really matter? — Athletes’ sexual orientation none of our business

May. 8 |     Two weeks ago we learned that the WNBA’s top overall pick is gay. Last week we learned that a longtime NBA veteran center is gay. Neither news item bothered me at all. However, what does bother me is what convinced Britney Griner...

More should be done to honor Kwame McDonald

More should be done to honor Kwame McDonald

Feb. 13 |   Why is it that we Blacks must often wait for the shortest month each year to be honored, to get our accomplishments recognized, to get our heritage respected? Why do we often have to be half-past dead to finally get our bouquets? It took one...

HBCU Tennessee State plays Gophers here this week

HBCU Tennessee State plays Gophers here this week

Nov. 14 | Cupcakes — this is the insulting term local media often uses to undervalue, underestimate and margainize the Gophers men’s basketball non-conference opponents each season. Former coach Clem Haskins hated such annual references to his early-season...