Video: The Timberwolves/”Family Matters” mashup you’ve been waiting for

Eric Freeman
March 6, 2012

There is perhaps no NBA team as lovable as the Minnesota Timberwolves. With boy idol Ricky Rubio, rugged but gold-hearted power forward Kevin Love and wacky European Nikola Pekovic, they have all the elements of a traditional family sitcom. So much, in fact, that one fan, known on YouTube as "83markitos," has created a wonderful mashup featuring the team's roster as the cast of "Family Matters" (or, in this case, "Minnesota Matters").

There's a lot to recommend here, from "Jose Jordan Barea" to Pekovic obviously being introduced as the zany neighbor to the always-welcome presence of Jesse Fredrick's "As Days Goes By" theme song. There's even a clip from the classic episode in which Steve Urkel teamed up with Larry Johnson (in character as "Grandmama") in a local two-on-two tournament.

The only question is if this clip uses the right theme song. Given the Wolves' inconsistency and youth, "Growing Pains" might have been a better choice. Just imagine the perfection of the opening line playing over a video of Rubio smiling. Even Alan Thicke would approve of that.

(via SportsGrid)