Minneapolis Might Have to Pay an Extra $25 Million for Target Center Renovation

The $97 $99 $129 million renovation should keep the Twolves around for the next 20 years

The $100 million Target Center renovation is going to cost $30 million more than originally estimated, and tomorrow the Minneapolis City Council will debate covering most of the increase.

The reworked deal leaves the city on the hook for $74 million of the $129 million project, with the Timberwolves kicking in $49 million and AEG, the company running day-to-day operations, putting up $6 million.

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Jiggly Boy Welcomes Kevin Garnett Back to Minnesota

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Dance on, you magnificent bastard

Kevin Garnett's debut back with the Timberwolves last night was one of the truly memorable games in franchise history. Target Center was rocking from Garnett's goosebumps-inducing introduction all the way to the final buzzer, with KG shouting, "It's over! It's over!" as the crowd chanted "KG! KG!" in a 20-point win over the Wizards.

But let's talk about the best part of the night: the return of the chubby, shirtless, dancing Timberwolves superfan known as Jiggly Boy.

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Looking Back on Kevin Garnett's Tough-Guy Schtick Throughout the Years

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Bully or badass?

Kevin Garnett is a first-ballot Hall-of-Famer and Minnesota sports legend, and if there's any doubt he's not still beloved by Minnesotans just wait for the standing ovation he gets tonight.

Sure, he might not have much tread left on the tires, but what about his veteran leadership? Surely his famously fiery demeanor and championship credibility will rub off on the Timberwolves' young, talented squad.

Love it or hate it, KG's tough-guy schtick has kept the masses entertained throughout the years. Here are five of his more memorable moments:

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Timberwolves Mock Kevin Love's Return With Hilarious Video

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Kevin who?
Former Timberwolves star Kevin Love pouted his way out of town last summer, eventually leaving the losers in Minnesota to join LeBron James's new superteam in Cleveland.

This Saturday Love will return to Target Center for the first time since the acrimonious parting, and Timberwolves fans can't wait to boo the shit out of him. Even tickets for the cheapest nosebleeds are going for $50 on StubHub.

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Minnesota Men's Sports Teams Are on a Combined 26-Game Losing Streak

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Even for Minnesota this is getting ugly
All right, this is getting ridiculous. The Wild, Timberwolves, and Gopher men's basketball and hockey have combined to lose 26 consecutive games. Throw in Gopher football's loss in the Citrus Bowl on New Year's Day and it's 27 straight, with a combined 2-18 record in 2015.

Meanwhile Gophers women's basketball and hockey are both riding high, sporting records of 14-2 and 19-1-3, respectively. Maybe it's time to check out some women's games?

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The T-Wolves Lack W's, But They're Winners When It Comes to Not Getting Arrested

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The greatest pro athlete mugshot of all time belongs to NFLer and Harvard grad Desmond Bryant.

Timberwolves vice president of communications Brad Ruiter hasn't been keen on City Pages of late. And understandably so.

Last week we took a shot at the team's formula for determining announced attendance, only to be told it was the same formula used by every team in town. We followed up that nugget with a story spotlighting the Wolves' mammoth losing streak.

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Timberwolves' 11-Game Losing Streak Is Starting to Get Ridiculous

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It takes a certain rigid optimism to cheer the Timberwolves through thick and thin, but with 27 losses and only five wins over the entire season, our W-L record is dropping jaws even among the most resilient of foul-weather fans.

Saturday's sluggish defeat by the Utah Jazz boosted the Wolves' losing streak to 11 games. We can blame bad luck in the draft lottery and a cursed Target Center -- after all, there must be a reason Corey Brewer started tearing up the court in Houston as soon as he left, adding three points to his season average in six games.

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Timberwolves' Woeful Attendance Numbers Likely Hide a More Brutal Truth

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After 14 homes games this season, the T-wolves' rank second-to-last in attendance.

The Minnesota Timberwolves rank 29th out of 30 teams in home attendance, drawing an average crowd of 14,051 through 14 games at the Target Center, according to insidehoops.com.

Only the Detroit Pistons are a bigger dog at the ticket booth.

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[UPDATE] Ex-Timberwolves Stiff Darko Milicic Loses Professional Kickboxing Debut

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Not a great start to Darko's kickboxing career

One of the softest, most-overpaid (KAAAHHHNNN!) players in Timberwolves history lost his professional kickboxing debut in Russia yesterday.

Darko didn't look too bad in the first round of the fight, flashing more aggression than he ever did underneath the boards, but the fight was stopped early in the second round because of a deep cut on his shin.

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Photo of Timberwolves Ticket Man Can't Give Away Goes Viral

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Aaron Rupar
This is an NBA Finals ticket Wolves season ticket holders received this year, prompting some to wonder whether team officials were high when these were printed.
With a roster featuring a unique blend of established veterans and young, athletic prospects, the 2014-15 Minnesota Timberwolves should be a fun team to follow, if not a successful one in terms of wins and losses.

But if one U of M student's experience is any indication, locals aren't buying it just yet. Because that student, Kirby Horgan of Mound, apparently couldn't give away a free ticket to last night's home opener.

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