It finally happened! After years of being in the mix, the Wolves finally had the ping-pong balls bounce their way. I joined the fans at Target Center to witness the event with the Wolves and Wolves fans. What a night! The entire time, I had one question in mind. It wasn’t Okafor or Towns.
The real question of the night was would the curse of Joey Two-Step continue?
Because the Wolves seem somehow cursed (with the key exception being KG), I was secretly rooting for the #2 spot. Why? Well, #1 is great, but being #2 means you take the best you can and if you pull a Greg Oden, it’s not your fault.
Don’t be confused. #1 is great. #1 is a dream come true. But I was mentally ready for #2.
Instead, the NBA Lottery balls bounced perfectly.
To those who hate tankers, non-congrats to the Sixers who tanked the entire season and were NOT rewarded. Not only did their position not improve, but the other picks that could have gone their way (they could have received LA’s due to Steve Nash and Miami’s picks due to Thaddeus Young), did not. #Karma #DontLoseOnPurpose
To those who think the NBA is rigged and therefore New York or LA would win the lottery, a small-market team won. #SmallWins!
To those worried about the cursed Wolves, it ended! #CurseLifted?
Did the Mayo Center heal the Wolves’ wounds? If they can claim that, there should be a line outside the door for eternity. From now until June 25th, Wolves fans can revel in owning their destiny. No one can take their guy. They choose their own destiny.
PS For more about Joey and a great story about the man who’s been there since day 1, read on about Jeff Munneke and the curse here.