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PHOTO: Minnesota Timberwolves Throwback Uniforms To Feature The Muskies

The Minnesota Timberwolves are one of the newer franchises in the NBA as they began as an expansion team in 1990, but the state has hosted a few professional basketball teams prior to the Wolves. The Minneapolis Lakers are the team most everyone's familiar with, but the Muskies had a fun run back in the day as well.

The Muskies, named after the Northern Pike-esque Muskellunge, played just one season in the Twin Cities before relocating the ABA team to Miami as they became the Floridians. That 1967-68 season will live on this season, however, as the Timberwolves are set to wear throwback uniforms featuring the Muskies for four games this season.

Photos, via ESPN's Uni Watch blog, are included below.

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Uni Watch's Paul Lukas isn't a big fan as he gave it a B- before writing "Never liked this logo. No pizzazz, no juice. ... Such a simple design. Not a lot to say, except that the color combo is nice enough. Go, fish!"

Lukas apparently didn't look up close at the logo, though, as it's got plenty of juice:

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The Wolves will wear these uniforms on Feb. 1 against the Indiana Pacers, Feb. 10 against the Dallas Mavericks, Feb. 11 against the New York Knicks and March 5 against the Los Angeles Clippers.

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Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.