Found December 17, 2012 on 5TH QUARTER MAGAZINE:
There has been a lot of noise with Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love not really liking the direction of the team.  In a report by the LA Times, Love’s statements were made public, which the All-Star forward regrets.  He said, You walk into the locker room every year, and it’s completely turned over.  There’s new guys everywhere.  And then it happens again and again.  You start to wonder, is there really a plan here?  Is there really any kind of a…plan? Kevin Love makes a great point.  The Timberwolves just want to be mediocre and entertain fans with Ricky Rubio running the show.  Other than that, they are not really gearing up towards beating any championship-calibre teams.  Sure they have a talented roster and can make the NBA Playoffs, but winning a Larry O’Brien?  Not quite. Kevin Love should speak to former Minnesota Timberwolves forward and current Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett.  He left the TWolves to win a championship because he was tired of the losing ways of the team in Minnesota. Expect Kevin Love to start demanding that the team make moves or he will start demanding a trade.  You know, something like that Dwight Howard saga.  Kevin Love trade drama?  A heartbreak waiting to happen, if the Timberwolves do not act soon enough.

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On Tuesday, word came out that Kevin Love was dissatisfied with the Minnesota Timberwolves’ organization. He’s not backing down from the remarks, but he may not air them so publicly next time. Love said he is not apologetic about the criticism he doled out about owner Glen Taylor and general manger David Kahn. Love told Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports that he was unhappy...

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Love's energy has Miami's coach concerned

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Ever since the New England Patriots started winning in 2001, more and more organizations seem to be taking up “the Patriots’ way.” Basically, the less interesting and entertaining the commentary coming from coaches’ and players’ mouths is, the better. That’s fine and good when your team is a winner and there’s nothing to complain about. For Minnesota Timberwolves...

Video: Ricky Rubio goes between his legs and a defender's for an assist

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Ricky Rubio Returns With Awesome Bounce Pass

Video:  Through 2 sets of legs.

Timberwolves 114, Mavericks 106

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Ricky Rubio Should Play Basketball For A Living

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