John Oliver/photo courtesy of HBO
Jonny Flynn never did much during his disappointing stint with the Minnesota Timberwolves, but this past weekend he did score some pop-culture points for our favorite team.
For the past month, HBO's "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver" has skewered TV evangelists by establishing a fake on-screen church and asking viewers to donate seed money. Contributions have included tens of thousands of dollars (mostly singles), actual planting seeds -- and a dozen bobbleheads of former Timberwolves point guard Flynn.
Oliver presented the tray of collectibles on this past Sunday's show, noting that the gift was, "to be honest, at least 11 too many."
Rachel Dratch, playing his TV wife, wondered aloud why the Timberwolves had drafted Flynn when they already had Ricky Rubio.
"That's a solid basketball point," Oliver said.
Flynn, who was drafted no. 6 overall by the Wolves in 2009, was traded away in 2011 and is no longer in the NBA.
Oliver said all cash donations will go towards Doctors Without Borders. We're guessing the charity will pass on the bobbleheads.