MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ask the average basketball fan in the Twin Cities to name a pro team that played here before the Timberwolves, and they will offer a quick answer: the Minneapolis Lakers.
But many have forgotten the Minnesota Muskies, who played one season in the American Basketball Association in 1967-68. Ricky Rubio and the Wolves will give fans a history lesson on Wednesday night when they don the Muskies uniforms for a game against the Indiana Pacers.
The Muskies played one season here before becoming the Floridians in 1968. Fans at the State Fair last August voted for the Wolves to wear those uniforms on throwback nights this season.
The white jerseys have Muskies written in gold across the chest with blue numbers.
The Wolves will wear them six times this season.
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