Two years ago Minnesota appeared to be one of the brightest young teams in the NBA. But as frustrations bubbled and rumors swirled, the narrative around the Timberwolves took a genuinely shocking turn.
A headbanging linebacker who played on the edge for 15 pro seasons and says he had more than 2,000 concussions, Gary Plummer felt his mind slipping away once he left the game. Fearful and desperate, he turned to alternative therapies—yoga, music, diet, even gardening—to counter the cognitive decline. Now he says he’s feeling, and thinking, better than he has in years.
The Jaguars slayed their dragon (New England) by giving their quarterback the green light with the game on the line, while the Chiefs got a second straight touchdown eruption from the kid they’ve put their trust in.
In a move Boris Diaw would probably appreciate, The Crossover takes a moment amidst major front office news and training camp chatter to toast the Frenchman with a tribute two weeks after his actual retirement.