Locals showed up hours before tip-off and others tuned in online or on TV to watch the Timberwolves Midnight Madness type event called “Dunks After Dark.” Although fans did get to see plenty of dunks by by LaVine, Wiggins, Glenn Robinson III and Shabazz Muhammad dunking on Rubio, many were disappointed that a “dunk-off” between Wiggins and LaVine didn’t happen.
The dunk-off was the main reason most people tuned in and what many expected to be a preview of the NBA dunk contest. But they still got a decent dunk filled scrimmage much like the open scrimmage back in July. For those who wanted a preview of the two rookies (plus Aaron Gordon) in a dunk contest, then check this out.
Some people were also disappointed with all of the missed dunks that made it seem like the guys were dunking in the dark but I’m pretty sure every Minnesota Timberwolves’ fan went to bed that night/early morning feeling pretty good and/or excited about the upcoming season.