Alex Rodriguez is telling the media the right things, but many in Minnesota believe he wants to move the Minnesota Timberwolves to Seattle. That seems to involve a notable symbol from the Timberwolves’ past.
Retired Hall of Famer Kevin Garnett spoke to Sopan Deb of the New York Times this week and approached the new Minnesota homeowner group.
“I actually think I’ve heard whispers that A-Rod will actually bring the Timberwolves to Seattle,” Garnett said. “So we’ll see. I don’t know … Nobody wants to see the wolves leave Minneapolis, but you know, it’s business. I would never want the Timberwolves to leave Minneapolis and Minnesota. I think this team means a lot to this state. “
Garnett, who spent 14 career seasons with the Timberwolves, added that he didn’t speak personally to Rodriguez or co-owner Marc Lore. The former NBA MVP was originally in the bid to buy the team with his own group of owners, but said in the interview that “that opportunity has passed.”
Rodriguez and Lore are now limited partners in Timberwolves after agreeing on a $ 1.5 billion purchase price from current owner Glen Taylor. You will take full responsibility for the team in 2023. Do not expect this worrying topic to go away anytime soon.