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The Minnesota Timberwolves are set to begin the Western Conference Finals for the first time in two decades, with one of their part-owners, Alex Rodriguez, bringing his championship-winning experience to the team. Rodriguez, who purchased the team in 2021 alongside Mark Lore, won a title with the New York Yankees in 2009 and considers the Timberwolves opportunity a “dream opportunity.” Despite initially aiming to own a baseball team like the New York Mets, Rodriguez has been thrilled with the success and ROI of the team in the three years he’s been involved. He demonstrated his passion for the team during their Game 7 victory over the Denver Nuggets, celebrating with enthusiasm alongside his girlfriend.

Rodriguez shares a common background with the Timberwolves’ star players, Anthony Edwards and Karl-Anthony Towns, as all three were No. 1 overall picks in the NBA draft. Towns, a New Jersey native with Dominican roots, played for the Dominican national team in 2013 and later joined John Calipari at Kentucky. Rodriguez noted the excitement in the Dominican Republic for the Timberwolves and praised both Edwards and Towns for their talent, hard work, and dedication to achieving their dream of winning an NBA championship. He highlighted the growth and progress he has seen in the two players over the past three years.

During the recent interview with Fox News, Rodriguez refrained from making specific predictions about the Timberwolves’ playoff series but expressed his confidence in the team’s abilities. The Timberwolves are set to face the Dallas Mavericks, with the series kicking off on Wednesday night. The matchup holds significance for Rodriguez, as the Mavericks play near his former team, the Texas Rangers. Rodriguez’s enthusiasm and support for the Timberwolves reflect his passion for sports and his commitment to building a successful team. He remarked on the unique talents of Edwards and Towns, recognizing their potential to achieve greatness in the NBA.

As a former professional athlete and now a successful entrepreneur and sports team owner, Rodriguez brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Timberwolves organization. His championship-winning background with the New York Yankees provides valuable insights and perspectives that can benefit the team as they strive for success in the playoffs. Rodriguez’s involvement in the Timberwolves ownership group has been fruitful, as he continues to support and guide the team towards their goal of winning an NBA championship. His presence and contributions to the organization contribute to the team’s growth and success both on and off the court.

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