Henry Lake on why Glen Taylor needs to ‘step up’ and make peace with KG

“He should step up in my opinion, as the elder, as the owner, and initiate a truce."

Henry Lake
February 18, 2020 - 4:54 pm
Kevin Garnett #21 of the Minnesota Timberwolves receives the NBA MVP award from Glen Taylor,owner of the Timberwolves on May 3, 2004 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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When news broke last week that Kevin Garnett was getting his jersey retired in Boston before Minnesota, it hit many Timberwolves fans hard, including Newstalk 830 WCCO host Henry Lake.

“This is one of the saddest moments in the history of Minnesota sports. And it's so sad on so many levels. I almost fell out of my chair when I heard the news, not from actual shock, but from being a Minnesota sports fan and being disappointed,” he said on his show Monday night.

Lake knows the ins and outs of the long-running feud between KG and franchise owner Glen Taylor, which was recently detailed by The Athletic. But he thinks the recent death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant has served a reminder of the need for the two to work things out while there is still time. For Lake, the onus is on Taylor to take the initiative.

“He should step up in my opinion, as the elder, as the owner, and initiate a truce,” Lake said.

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Lake also believes that the current situation makes the franchise look bad, even as people in the organization are trying to turn things around, reportedly even working behind the scenes to mend fences between the Timberwolves owner and the most important player to ever wear the team’s jersey.

“Minnesota is trying to shed the image of being a franchise that doesn't know what's going on and it doesn't start with Gerson Rosas making trade after trade or draft pick after draft pick. It starts with the owner letting go of any grudge he may have with his greatest player ever,” Lake said.

Listen to his take here:

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