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Timberwolves selling chances to high-five Heat fans

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04:41 PM ET 11.29 | If you are a big Miami Heat fan in the Minneapolis area, then you will have a chance to high-five one of your team's biggest stars. All you need to do is take advantage of the offer that the Minnesota Timberwolves are offering up to fans prior to their game against the Heat on Dec. 7. It is certainly a unique marketing strategy and it doesn't say much about the team's confidence that their fans will show up to root them on. It also doesn't look good for the team's stars that the organization has to sell chances to high-five the other team's players.

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November 29, 2013  09:17 PM ET

"Timberwolves selling chances to high-five Heat fans"...

Dallas should do this when the Lakers play there. I know Guam would be the highest bidder to high five Kobe. And I bet he'd dip his hand in Anthrax first!

November 29, 2013  10:34 PM ET

Dumbest move I've heard of lately.

November 29, 2013  10:34 PM ET

Dumbest move I've heard of lately.

November 29, 2013  10:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Dumbest move I've heard of lately.

Yep, it only adds to the circus atmosphere the NBA is suffering from now...

November 30, 2013  05:35 AM ET

After the failure of some of their previous marketing strategies, this is no surprise.

The failed marketing ploys were:

"Buy a Ticket, Take home a Wolf" - where fans got a player on the roster to take home and they would do the dishes and your laundry. Very few takers

"Become a fan for $50", where the team offered people on the street $50 and a free ticket to the game, but the catch was they had wear non-Kevin Love jerseys and had to actively cheer for the T-Wolves from start to finish...there were no takers...

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November 30, 2013  10:24 AM ET

Sad state of affairs for the Wolves.

November 30, 2013  11:57 AM ET

How Low Can You Go, Bros?

November 30, 2013  12:18 PM ET

Well Seattle... Instead of lamenting the loss of the Kings, here is a clear indication that this might be your next (and likely best) target.

November 30, 2013  12:39 PM ET

Not likely to happen. The Wolves and the city of Minneapolis agreed to a $100 million dollar renovation of Target Center and part of that deal includes the Wolves signing a 30 year lease. Seattle will need to look for another target. The Milwaukee Bucks, perhaps?

 
December 4, 2013  05:47 PM ET

lol there's no loyalty within, bruh!

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