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Timberwolves expected to reveal Prince-themed jersey at Paisley Park

The Minnesota Timberwolves have issued a press release announcing that a “major business announcement” will be made on Thursday at Paisley Park. Located in a Twin Cities suburb, Paisley Park is famous for being the longtime home of musical legend and Minnesota icon Prince.

Nothing has been confirmed about the announcement, but the Star Tribune’s Michael Rand reports that the event, which is not open to the public, will be used for the official unveiling of a Prince-themed jersey that will serve as the Timberwolves’ City Edition uniform.

Word leaked last week that the Timberwolves would pay tribute to Prince — a longtime fan of the team — with their City Edition jerseys. Images of the uniform,  which pay homage to the lettering style used on the cover of Prince and The Revolution’s groundbreaking 1984 smash album and of course inspired the hit film that won an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score.

Paisley Park, as noted, was Prince’s palatial estate in Chanhassen, Minn., where the virtuoso musician lived, wrote and performed music and hosted legendary parties until his untimely death — which also occurred at Paisley Park — from an accidental overdose on April 21, 2016.

The Paisley Park grounds, which incidentally were where Prince passed away, were converted into a museum after his death.

All that said, given the current unsettled state of the Timberwolves, odds are a Prince-themed jersey is the one thing a majority of the team’s fans could actually agree upon.