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How Alex Rodriguez will bring ‘sex appeal’ to Timberwolves

Alex Rodriguez doesn’t need Jennifer Lopez. Apparently, the former Yankee and potential new Timberwolves owner has “sex appeal” of his own, according to coach Chris Finch.

Over the weekend, A-Rod and billionaire friend Marc Lore came to an agreement to purchase the NBA team. Rodriguez and J-Lo, of course, were in the mix to buy the Mets before the team ended up being sold to Steve Cohen by the Wilpons. They have since broken up.

“Just to have his charisma and his aura, it’s going to make a lot of people gravitate towards here,” Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns said, according to the Pioneer Press. “The fans, to be able to have such a star like that as an owner is going to bring an awareness to this team.”

Not everyone was as enthused. Rookie Anthony Edwards said he didn’t know who was. Ricky Rubio offered a similar sentiment.

“I don’t know him, so I don’t want to speak out of the cloud, but I think more detail-oriented to the players’ needs. That’s something that you only know when you are a player,” Rubio said. “It’s hard for owners or whoever it is to really take care of that.

Alex Rodriguez attends the 2020 Super Bowl in Miami.
Alex Rodriguez attends the 2020 Super Bowl in Miami.
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“When you went through a professional sport, you know how tough it is and how the little details down the stretch, it means the most. Because when you get to a hotel at 2 a.m. and you’re starving, the easy thing is to call room service and get a pizza or whatever it is. But if the owner has … your room ready with a salad, those little details carry on. It’s just a little example but that can carry on through the whole season where, mentally, fatigue kicks in and the good or bad habits kick in, as well. I think taking care of more of these little details as a professional player, that’s something that I would do. I don’t know him personally.”

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