The departure of the SuperSonics from Seattle left a lot of NBA fans in the area without a team to call home. A 16-year-old named Connor ranks among those basketball fans, but he's ready to find a new team to celebrate.
So he did the logical thing: he wrote 29 NBA teams personalized letters asking them why he should give them his "fandom."
In the end, Connor only heard from one franchise. But the response was impressive enough that the teenager is now a full-fledged Minnesota Timberwolves fan.
After receiving the handwritten letter from Connor, Timberwolves team president Chris Wright sent a reply with a 10-point argument for why he should become a fan of the Minnesota franchise. Connor later uploaded the photos to the image-sharing site Imgur:
"Similar to David Letterman's Top 10 he does every night, here are my Top 10 reasons with the Timberwolves should be your favorite team," Wright writes, before detailing a series of positive points built around the team's promising crop of young players.
Wright punctuates the list with, "KG IS BACK HOME!"
On Imgur, Connor says that his commitment to the Timberwolves is firm, and that he doesn't mind that the signed basketball the team sent is from an past season -- which he can tell because it features the signature of former Wolves guard Luke Ridnour.
What a victory for everyone involved: Connor has an NBA team to follow, and the Timberwolves finally have a fan residing outside of Minnesota.