November 27, 2004

Running With the Wolves

But the most talked-about crime of all was the arrest Wednesday night in an Indianapolis nightclub of Timberwolves center Michael Olowokandi. ‘Kandi, showing a toughness and tenacity that should come as a surprise to anyone who has actually seen him play the game, absorbed two tazer shots before going down, was later booked on trespassing and disorderly conduct charges, and has been suspended three games by the team. And while the Pacers are missing approximately half their team due to injuries and suspensions following last Friday’s brawl, they still managed to defeat the 'Kandi-less Wolves on Thursday night.

- Things went a bit better for the Wolves tonight, when I went to Target Center to see them defeat the Memphis Grizzlies 115-90, the day after Grizzlies coach Hubie Brown retired for health reasons. The Wolves looked good, and hopefully this game was truer to their nature than the sorry performance against Indiana.

Then again, at one point the Grizzlies had four white guys on the floor at once. Maybe Adolph Rupp should replace Brown as coach.

- Jesse Ventura- looking like the mountain-man hermit that he now is- was in his customary courtside seat, and at one point he began screaming at the refs after a bad out-of-bounds call. The Wolves at that point were, I believe, up by 27 points. Order was quickly restored, which was unfortunate, because being able to witness in person a nationally televised melee with Jesse Ventura as the focal point probably would have made my year.

Posted by Stephen Silver at November 27, 2004 12:31 AM
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