At Timberwolves media day before the 2004-05 season the hot topic was an offseason punch Kevin Garnett was said to have thrown at former Gophers standout Rick Rickert, a second-round draft pick of the Wolves in 2003.

Everyone in the organization, even Rickert, downplayed it at the time. But in an interview published at on Thursday, Rickert said this: "He was the reigning MVP at the time and I was going in there and not holding back and I was playing well and for whatever reason he didn't like that. Maybe I hit a jumper on him, but he sucker punched me."

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