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Timberwolves: the 2003-04 squad led by Kevin Garnett

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The most successful and memorable cast of the Timberwolves, the 2003-04 squad led by the “Big Three”: Kevin Garnett, Sam Cassell and Latrell Sprewell. The team that will live forever in Minnesota sports history.

The 2003-04 season was the most successful in Timberwolves history. After joining Kevin Garnett in Minnesota, the Wolves were ready to take the league.

They had one of the league’s best players. Winning the league’s Most Valuable Player Award, Kevin Garnett went into work every day with winning on his mind.

“He played with his heart, his emotions and his feelings every time he went out there…Even in practice, he played with the same intensity. He put the team and the city on his back.”, Garnett’s teammate, Trenton Hassell said this to Alex Wong of Bleacher Report.

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However, the team developed a chemistry that made this lineup compete with the teams such as the Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Lakers. Players understood each other, and they gave everything to accomplish their goal of winning the championship.

In the end, they lost to the Los Angeles Lakers after an injury to Sam Cassell.
Still, this team will always be one of the most legendary teams in Minnesota history.

When asked how it was to play for Timberwolves then, Kevin Garnett said: “Very special, because I learned a lot not just about myself but made two great friends in Latrell and Sam Cassell,” Garnett said. “It was a great time for us, great time for the city, man.”

He registered 1,987 points and 1,139 rebounds, becoming at that time the fifth player in NBA history (and the first after 29 years) to lead the league in both categories.

Kevin Maurice Garnett is an American former professional basketball player who played for 21 seasons in the NBA. He played the power forward and center positions. He played for Minnesota Timberwolves, after 12 seasons with Timberwolves, he joined the Boston Celtics, later sent to Brooklyn Nets and return to Minnesota in 2015. He announced his retirement from professional basketball in September 2016.

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