Rap Legend 50 Cent Predicts Minnesota Timberwolves Win NBA Championship

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The Minnesota Timberwolves are off to the best 50-game start in franchise history, sporting a 35-15 record and the NBA’s No. 1 rated defense (108.2 def rating). Anthony Edwards and Karl-Anthony Towns are All-Stars. Head coach Chris Finch will be in Indianapolis too, running the show for the Western Conference.

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It’s only the second time in franchise history that a Timberwolves coaching staff has operated an All-Star roster, and first since 2004, when Flip Saunders earned the honor. Success breeds belief and this Wolves’ first half has even created some believers, including one rap legend who’s calling a Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Finals Championship when the dust settles on the 2023-24 playoffs this summer.

50 Cent Calling Minnesota Timberwolves Championship

50 Cent was seen sitting courtside with Timberwolves co-owner Alex Rodriguez this past Sunday in Minneapolis, as the Timberwolves rolled the Houston Rockets by a final score of 111-90 .

The rapper was at Target Center on Sunday to promote his company “Sire Spirits”, an active Wolves brand partner since March of 2023. 50 was seen before the game around the concourse and interacting with Wolves fans, and members of the Wolves media too.

We all know about the Ja Rule incident (placed a 30-year championship curse – read more here). Joke’s on Ja Rule, this entire sports town has been cursed for a long time and it has nothing to do with him.

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But 50 Cent, who’s 7X the rap artist Ja Rule ever was, believes this is the team that breaks the long-standing Minnesota sports curse (not the Ja Rule one, the real one).

Can The Wolves Actually Win It All?

Doubt 50 Cent at your own peril. Not only because of his non-expert basketball opinions, but because the Minnesota Timberwolves are the best team in the Western Conference, which is why they have owned the top spot for over 60 days this season; more than the rest of their franchise history combined.

As long as Minnesota’s defense continues at an elite level, they deserve to be in the NBA Finals conversation, no matter how difficult that might be for Wolves fans to wrap their heads around.

The Timberwolves have held opponents under 100 points 11 times this season, 5 more than any other team. They’ve given up more than 130 points just once all season. This is a squad that has bought into the defensive identity sold by Chris Finch, Rudy Gobert and Mike Conley.

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Offensively, Anthony Edwards is blossoming into the phenom he’s been teasing since he first put on a Wolves uniform. But he also dribbles the ball around and clogs up the offense far too often sometimes. That’s not a negative, it shows that this team can get even better, and other teams know that.

The connection between Karl-Anthony Towns and Rudy Gobert has solidified, and floor general Mike Conley has been the answer to so many of the questions fans and media had about this team last season. If they can add a little more offensive output at the deadline, anything can happen.

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