Watch: Co-owner Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez Gives a Heartfelt Tribute to the Minnesota Timberwolves After 1st Season With Them

Published 05/05/2022, 6:30 AM EDT
Minnesota Timberwolves co-owner Alex Rodriguez is introduced in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

MLB superstar Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez co-owns the NBA team Minnesota Timberwolves, along with Marc Lore. This was A-Rod’s first season as the co-owner. The Timberwolves reached Playoffs 1 but lost to the Memphis Grizzlies as the series ended 4-2. This ended the NBA 2022 journey for A-Rod’s team.

When Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez owned an NBA team, many eyebrows were raised. Everyone knew the love A-Rod has for basketball, but no one expected him to own a team, that too the Minnesota Timberwolves of the Western Conference. A-Rod bought the team along with businessman Marc Lore.

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The duo completed the deal at $1.5 Billion, where they jointly became the owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves of the NBA and the Minnesota Lynx of the WNBA. The NBA journey for the Timberwolves is over, and the WNBA pre-season 2022 is currently underway for the Lynx. Known for his 23-year journey in the MLB, A-Rod is one of the greatest players in the history of baseball.

Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez and his Minnesota Timberwolves’ journey

For the first year of ownership, the performance of the Timberwolves was commendable as they reached the Playoffs 1. In the Western Conference, Timberwolves currently stand at the 7th position with 46 wins and 36 losses. The team included stars like Karl-Anthony Towns, Patrick Beverley, Anthony Edwards, and others. After the playoff exit, A-Rod posted a tribute video for the team to motivate them for the next season.

In the video Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez said, “Wow Minnesota! What a first season. When Marc Lore and I first met with Glen and Becky Taylor, we knew the organization and city were special, but this year blew us away. It may not have ended how we wanted, but what a fun first run.”

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He then thanked the entire organization and the team.”A special thank you to the entire team, from the players to the front office, to the operations department, sales, game-day workers, and many more. Your dedication made us all better. We will be back. Now let’s go Lynx,” He said.

 

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Now that is a sign of a capable leader. He is a leader who inspires his players and the staff, so they remain motivated for the next ride. He will now fully focus on the Lynx and make sure that they dominate the league.

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Tanveer Deodhar

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Tanveer Deodhar is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a degree in media and communication studies, young Tanveer is a sports enthusiast. With a varied interests, he is an ardent follower of MLB, NBA, NFL, and Formula 1.

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