As I lay in an Intensive Care Unit at Abrazo Arizona Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona in January, I said to myself, "I can't go out like this. The Super Bowl is February 4 in my town, Minneapolis, and the Vikings could be in it. And the Timberwolves are sure to be a playoff team for the first time since 2003-2004." When your world appears to be closing in on you, the mind … [Read more...]
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The Minnesota Timberwolves came away with a 112-106 overtime victory against Denver Nuggets last night to advance to the playoffs — the team's first playoff appearance in 14 years. Below, find audio of Larry Fitzgerald's interview with coach Tom Thibodeau, who talks about the victory and what's next for the team as they prepare to play the top-seeded Houston Rockets on Sunday, … [Read more...]
Since the Golden State Warriors began their current winning ways in 2013, I try not to miss them whenever they are in town. I love watching the Warriors, the NBA’s assists leader (30.3 apg). They move the ball better than any other pro club. The last team I remember dishing the ball around so selflessly was the New York Knicks of the 1970s. I watch the Warriors not … [Read more...]
Minnesota has to be snake-bit, don’t you think? Fourteen years in a row they have missed the playoffs, and a year ago Glen Taylor hired Tom Thibodeau as president and head coach. In Chicago, Thibodeau was successful five years straight in the playoffs. However, his critics dogged him with the fact that he wore his players down by playing long minutes over an 82-game … [Read more...]
LOS ANGELES – It’s not every day in an All-Star game you see millionaire NBA stars diving for loose balls and playing with heart. Last year's All-Star game (192-182) was two hours of watching superstars play matador defense and pick up a check. Well, this year, the 67th edition, that changed; these stars, some with inflated egos, showed the world they can indeed … [Read more...]