Former Sonics fan writes letter to every NBA team, Timberwolves respond
A 16-year-old former Seattle Supersonics fan wrote a letter to every NBA team seeking out a new squad to back now that his once-favorite team is now the Oklahoma City Thunder. According to Connor, the ex-Sonics fan in question, only the Minnesota Timberwolves responded.
Connor posted evidence to reddit of his original letter along with the correspondence he received from T’Wolves president Chris Wright.
“I have finally decided that it is time for me to pick a new franchise to root for and I love what the Wolves have done lately such as drafting (Andrew) Wiggins and bringing back KG,” Connor wrote in the letter. “I have watched Wiggins a fair amount this season and find him very exciting. I think the Timberwolves have a fair chance to earn my fandom as a diehard NBA fan.”
Much to his presumed surprise, Connor received the aforementioned letter from Wright. In his note to Connor, Wright, who referred to the teenager as a “smart young man,” listed ten compelling reasons why the spurned Sonics fan should switch his allegiances to Minnesota’s NBA franchise. The list included mentions of Andrew Wiggins’ potential, Ricky Rubio’s play-making skills and the return of Kevin Garnett.
Unfortunately for the Wolves’ front office man, he somehow managed to misspell Zach LaVine (Zach Levine) in the No. 4 item on the list just before he spelled it correctly in the following item. Strange.
Another slight, arguable misstep: Along with the note, Wright sent along an autographed basketball. While Connor appreciated the gesture, he did note on reddit that “[i]t’s an old ball probably from around 2010-2013 since it has Luke Ridnour on it,” before adding, “but I don’t mind.”
Given the Timberwolves were the only team that responded, beggars can’t be choosers, right? And despite the minor gaffes by Wright, it’s a pretty nice gesture by the Timberwolves nevertheless. Although it does warrant mentioning that after years and years of ineptitude, the T’Wolves’ bandwagon has plenty of room for new devotees.