Kevin Garnett's beef with the "snake-like" Wolves owner got even worse without Flip Saunders around

20 feb 2021
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Kevin Garnett loves Minnesota. That's where he spent most of his legendary playing career, and he still loves the city, the fans, and many of his former teammates. But from the time Garnett became a Timberwolf until well after he retired, one man owned the franchise, and Kevin Garnett does not like that man. At all.
Glen Taylor is a billionaire, one of Minnesota's richest people. He bought the Wolves in the early '90s, and brought in the regime that made the Wolves relevant, including Garnett and his first, beloved head coach, Flip Saunders.
But making the Wolves "relevant" wasn't really enough with a generational talent like Garnett on board. This episode of Beef History explains how Taylor failed his superstar employee, disparaged him after he departed, and ended up alienating one of the greatest pro athletes in Minnesota history. And just when a reunion and happy ending seemed possible, Garnett and Taylor lost a crucial moderating presence with the tragic death of Flip Saunders.
Directed and edited by Jiazhen Zhang
Written and produced by Seth Rosenthal
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  • You really need to do a collapse video of the eagles going form super bowl champions to worst team in worst division in a span of 3 years

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  • Episode idea: JCVD vs Seagal

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  • For those who aren't life long t wolves fans such as me I hope you never have to go through this type of pain. KG and Flip were the reason basketball began to grow in this state and we still have a fan base that's dying to see them contend but we've been stuck with Glen Taylor driving us into the worst team in North American sports. For all those two have done they deserve so much more. RIP Flip ❤

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  • great video Seth

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  • I heard the guy that runs this you tube page touches kids

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  • Please do Larry Brown and Allen Iverson next 😁

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  • It's quite sad. But i'm sure the T-Wolves will retire KG's jersey some day.

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  • I’m happy Taylor is selling the team. He’s a terrible owner. Maybe once he’s gone we will start winning again and KGs number will finally be retired and the curse would be broken

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  • I so hope the "paper money" was a reference to Dr. Steve Brule.

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  • Just some video topics to possible explore: Rewinder of the Paul Kariya goal after getting annihilated by Scott Steven’s and the ducks comeback against the oilers in game 5 2017 👀

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  • Team stars should be allowed to beat up the team owner if they feel like it. At any time. This would solve many problems.

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    • Nah

      MarlonMarlonDag sedan
  • Horrible video editing @6:55 Secret Base. You quote Garnett's agent, while overlaying and highlighting completely different quotes you don't acknowledge.

    Ryan KoskiRyan Koski2 dagar sedan
  • And this is why, Minnesota will always be one of the worst NBA franchises ever.

    Kevin HauKevin Hau2 dagar sedan
  • As a hardcore Minnesota Sports fan, this was hard to watch, our T-wolves have suffered enough time move on from small minds & open up

    Noah YorkNoah York2 dagar sedan
  • This is unpreofessional behavior from an nba owner. The fans want to see his jersey retired and Garnett deserves it as much as any player in NBA history. Specialy in these times when Wolves are again having horrific seasons. I try to put myself in the owner's shoes. No matter how much bad blood I had with a player,I would still be able to recognize him for what he did as a player on the court. As an owner,you can't go out there and give bad opinions about players. Not becasue some of them wouldn't deserve it but becasue some players will simply not want to play for your team. You get a bad reputation and things can start to go south really fast. Great example is James Dolan. If he was different,Kyrie,Durant and Harden would be playing for the Knicks and not the Nets right now. They just wanted to be in NY. But knowing how Dolan is,they decided to play for the Nets. As an owner,best you can do is stay in the back and let others make basketball decisions and when you speak about the team ALWAYS have something positive to say.

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  • wait a clown #RETIRE21

    VenomousXVenomousX2 dagar sedan
  • I will never give up on the wolves, our time will come, our time will come 🎶i was raised by the wolves🎶

    Haakon LienHaakon Lien2 dagar sedan
  • Do randy moss and joe buck beef history

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  • saddest one yet, damn

    CrisCris2 dagar sedan
  • Do the Aaron Rodgers vs suh beef

    J. KingJ. King2 dagar sedan
  • Mike Trout gonna end up like KG if he doesn’t get rid of Moreno

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  • two words: Michael Jordan

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  • apparently Garnett won an MVP in order to prepare for his role in Uncut Gems 15 years later

    Dakota WestDakota West2 dagar sedan
  • Arron Afflalo can buy a team? that must be the most amazing thing in this video

    Leonardo NogueraLeonardo Noguera2 dagar sedan
  • And yet the NBA won't do anything about Lebron tampering now.

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  • When they say KG and Wally had a scuffle we all know that was all KG trying to be a tough guy

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  • As a die hard wolves fans they need a new owner

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  • Idc about KG but I'll say this.. Dirk > KG

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  • Nba should just throw taylor and dolan from the knicks out of the league neither one of them should be an owner of a sports organization of any sport

    Luka ParancinLuka Parancin3 dagar sedan
  • Ther team just fired Ryan Saunders, Flip's son. Sure the team the bad, but KAT has been out for ages, and it hasn't been long since he replaced Tom Thibodeau.

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  • So wait its bcos of the owners there is a salary cap??

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  • The wide-eyed icicle frequently moan because milkshake adversely close forenenst a electric stinger. embarrassed, elastic decimal

    Dwyane WadeDwyane Wade3 dagar sedan
  • Kg is one of thr greatest players to walk the court. Damn shame the organization failed him.

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  • Rest In Peace Flip Saunders

    Ethan PetroEthan Petro3 dagar sedan
  • So many flaws in this video. First off, KG never rejected that contract, it was his agent and kg admitted that he went on a plane after he heard of the offer. The Joe Smith scandal was constantly done by other teams, the wolves just got caught. And the franchise's moves were made by McHale, not Taylor, such as Marbury wanting out cause he didn't wanna stay in Minnesota, and Gugliotta being a result of Minnesota wanting cap room for Marbury. KG was also talked into going to the Celtics by billups and ty lue, so it was def a 2 sided affair. Also, being a franchise players is not a downside compared to "billionaires vs millionaires", doesn't make any sense, if anything that gives the players more pulls as opposed to a bench players making a few million. Not saying Taylor is not guilty in Minnesota not being better, but this is clearly very anti taylor.

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  • The Celtics thank Kevin McHale for that going away present *Cough cough KG* as a Celtics fan I appreciated it as a person I kinda felt bad 4 the Minnesota fans

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  • Why emphasize Taylor's politics....its irrelevant.

    Corey AndersonCorey Anderson3 dagar sedan
  • KG will forever be my favorite player I loved him on the Timberwolves but once he came to my Celtics it was like a dream come true then add Ray Allen it was the icing on the cake

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  • I’m not really here for the “they wasted his prime” narrative KG wasted HIS prime by choosing money over playing for a team that was even relatively close to contending 🤷‍♂️

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  • I know I’m an idiot, and I haven’t been paying attention. Why did they change their channel name?

    BigSkyFishingBigSkyFishing3 dagar sedan
  • Why haven't you guys done the 10 year war between Bo and Woody? I mean that was some Grade A beef there.

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  • 00:45 more like secret based 😎

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  • Imagine David Stern calling something a fraud. What a joke

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  • Rest In Peace Ryan Saunders

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  • I wish !

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  • Is it fair to say the Timberwolves are the worst organization in sports yet?

    Arthur RahmanArthur Rahman3 dagar sedan
  • Maybe I’m stupid but I don’t think the wolves owner is a bad guy like everyone thinks he is, I just think he’s genuinely trying his best to do what he thinks is best for the team but fails in his efforts

    Alex SpartichinoAlex Spartichino3 dagar sedan
    • @Alex Spartichino nothing I’m agreeing with you. Glen Taylor was willing to circumvent the cap and spend more of his own money than allowed to build a contender. And joe Smith was a good player. But rosenthal hates him because Taylor’s not jewish and he’s conservative.

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    • @Danny Krenjamin what's his political opinion got to do with him being a good or bad person?

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    • But he’s conservative and even worse a gentile so the Seth rosenthals of the world are gonna act bitchy.

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  • cant wait for a damian lillard and westbrook beef history

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  • Can back after they fired Ryan Saunders

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  • I hope he buys the team and keeps it in Minnesota.

    Damian KinzlerDamian Kinzler3 dagar sedan
  • Clever saying they "alienated" Sam Cassell.

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  • Don’t diss Wally. This guy has kept me upbeat after countless Knicks game. Also, he will eat ice cream faster than any human. Nice jumper too

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  • Great video

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  • mchale was such an ass gm and coach...cant let go of his egos...

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  • Never understood the retiring numbers thing. Some day you'll run out of numbers..

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  • Taylor needs to sell the team he has run it into the ground!!! They should make KG coach!!!!

    Justin BrennanJustin Brennan3 dagar sedan
  • KG is one of my favorite all time nba players

    Joey HoffaJoey Hoffa3 dagar sedan
  • Why I quit watching professional sports. Why should I care about some billionaires property?

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  • One thing RIP Flip Saunders

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  • Crazy that Ryan Saunders got canned last night cuz he wasn’t close to what his dad did

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  • Jesus of Nazareth, who was God in the flesh of a man, died for the remission of sin, including yours, was buried, and rose form the dead 3 days later. If you simply believe in this to apply to you and trust Jesus to save you from hell then you have everlasting life in heaven. As Jesus says in John 3:14 "And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life."

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    • You're in a cult

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  • whos watching after Ryan got fired

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  • I don't see how Minnesota gives Glen Taylor even given a shred of respect.

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  • RIP FLIP

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  • He wanted to take over Minnesota and actually make them relevant again, like when he was playing and gave them his prime...

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  • Huge KG Fan and a big wolves fan when flip died I was shocked grew up watching that duo I hope Kevin buys the Team some day

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  • This makes me want to cry all over again. If and when KG buys the wolves or is part of the FO I’ll cry again.

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  • Seth: He also served as a Republican State Senator in the 1980s Me (internally) : uh-oh here comes trouble...he’s gonna be a cheapskate

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  • Rip Flip Saunders 😢

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  • After finishing this video, the Timberwolves announced the firing of Ryan Saunders as Head Coach. Scary...

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  • What's Beef? Beef is when you leave a ninja 6ft deep. What's vegan? This 15 min video.

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  • Video starts at 6:10 ... Vid starts at 11:00 ... Hold on... 15 mins of "My boss is dumb." That's the whole video.

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  • So am I suppose to feel bad for KG despite the fact that he made millions of dollars?

    Anthony StarkeAnthony Starke4 dagar sedan
  • Wow the T Wolves parted ways with their coach in the same week that this video is uploaded.

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  • One day old and this video has already aged like fine wine.

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  • Ahhh the Siberia of NBA

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  • Everyone talks about how bad the Browns were. I WISH the Wolves were that hilarious when they're bad. It's very depressing watching this team for over 2 decades now.

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  • Glen Taylor has a house in my hometown, I'll make a sign that says "sell the team already, give it to KG"

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  • Love ya flip, from the D.

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  • Detroit respects what he did for our city as well. Saunders, much love. You were paramount in our championship.

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  • & For The 🍒 On Top, The T-Wolves Lost Tonight To Tom Thibodeau Who Used To Be The HC Of The Timberwolves From 2016-2019! Now, He’s The Head Coach Of The Team That The T-Wolves Lost Tonight: The NY Knicks @ MSG! The Same Guy That Replaced 2X T-Wolves’ HC Flip Saunders After His 2nd Tenure @ The 2014-15 Season Back In The Day When They Were Really, Really 😌! You Know, The Father Of Former Wolves’ HC Ryan Saunders: You Know, The Son Of A Former Head Coach Who Just Got Fired By The T-Wolves Front Office In Minnesota Tonight? How Incredibly 😜 Is That!?

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  • You have to get the beef history between Briditch and Arenado

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  • I’ve never liked KG but god damn did this video make me feel for the guy. Hopefully one day he gets the team

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  • 🚨BREAKING:🚨 The Minnesota Timberwolves Tonight Have Just Fired HC Ryan Saunders Son Of The Late Great T-Wolves Head Coach Flip Saunders Who Died Of Hodgkins Lymphoma Back In 2015 @ The Age Of 60 After They Lost Tonight To The NY Knicks 103-99 @ MSG. Their Record Is Now A Woeful 7-24 After Just 31 Games! Worst Team In The NBA Right Now! 💔😢😭💔

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  • Little did SB know, that the day after they uploaded this video, Ryan Saunders would be fired from his head coach spot.

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  • Y'all had to upload this during this weekend lmao

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  • I’ve lived in Minneapolis my entire life, and Flip dying was TOUGH

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  • You're a racist.

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  • As I was watching this video, I got the alert that the T-Wolves had fired Ryan Saunders (son of Flip)... timing was wild, I had to read it twice to make sure it wasn’t part of the video

    Rob KlineRob Kline4 dagar sedan
  • That crazy while watching this I got a notification that said they just fire their head coach Ryan Saunders.

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  • Ryan Saunders was fired while I was watching this video

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  • I think y’all should do one on the don king and Mike Tyson beef

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  • Keep in mind that without the “billionaire” infrastructure these idiots provide, the ball players really don’t have a way to make any money off their labor. We know because they’ve all tried. Basketball, football and baseball players have all set up alternative leagues and they just don’t work. Without the billionaires you’re just a guy who’s good with balls

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    • Btw the comment has little if nothing to do with Garnett himself, he’s one of the most loyal, passionate and likeable players I can remember . In fact he’s one of my favorites

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  • There is a market for basketball in Minnesota high school basketball in Minnesota is off the chain as far as talent in both Men’s and women’s basketball in talent and games but it’s a shame we are bad at the collegiate and pro level in basketball because people will watch it just give us a good product there’s a market here look all the in house talent give us nba playoffs and March Madness and we’ll go crazy

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