MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Timberwolves announced today the team will give out 5,000 commemorative prints to fans during each of six 20th Season Tribute Games during the 2008-09 season. The prints, painted by native St. Paul artist Robert Blehert, will depict significant moments or players in Timberwolves history and serve to recognize 20 seasons of Wolves basketball in the Twin Cities.
The first commemorative print will be given to the first 5,000 fans attending the Timberwolves game vs. the Boston Celtics on Friday, Nov. 21. The 18-by-24 inch poster for Friday’s game features “The Big Three,” Kevin Garnett, Sam Cassell, and Latrell Sprewell from the team’s 2004 Western Conference Finals run. The poster image is taken from an original painting by Blehert, and features action poses of Garnett, Cassell and Sprewell together.
“These three played so well together, and came so close to a title,” said Blehert. “I tried to portray unique elements of each individual personality, as well as capture the spirit of all three together, the three who wrote a special chapter in Minnesota sports history.”
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