Season Preview: “What We’re Made Of”

Garnett is gone, but we’ll still fight on. [image2]

Note: This article appear on the Minnesota Timberwolves Den at DeROK.Net

For the first time in my life, I’m about to experience a Timberwolves season without Kevin Garnett. Yes, I’ve been a fan of the team since its inception, but for all intents and purposes, Friday night will be the first time I watch a season begin without No. 21 pounding his chest and making a chalk cloud. You see, in the era before Garnett, things like the internet and NBA League Pass were futuristic technologies. If you lived in New Jersey and liked the Timberwolves, you were forced to follow the team through a box score in the paper. The only way you even knew what the role players on your team looked like was if you were fortunate enough to get one of their basketball cards in a pack. Back then, being a fan of the Timberwolves meant owning a t-shirt and always picking them on NBA Live ’95, even though they were awful. Eighteen years later, things are extremely different. Kevin Garnett isn’t able to sneeze without a complete play-by-play of the event being instantly sent to someone’s cell phone. Hardly a minute passes by without some fan making a blog post about his thoughts on the team.  If I had the time, I could easily plunk myself down in front of my computer and spend a solid two-hours every day reading all the latest Timberwolves news.  Being a fan of the Timberwolves has a completely different meaning in medical school than it did in elementary school.  And so that’s why I say that Friday, November 2nd will be my first time that I truly begin a Timberwolves season without Kevin Garnett.

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Derek Hanson

About Derek Hanson

Doctor by day, blogger by night, Derek Hanson founded the Bloguin Network and TWolves Blog. He is one of the original Timberwolves fans, hailing back to 1989.