If he can produce as many touchdowns as he has headlines in 2019, Raiders star Antonio Brown would obliterate just about every NFL receiving record.
The controversial wideout has been active on Twitter all week -- notably crowdsourcing for a newer version of his unapproved helmet -- but his recent exchange with the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves might be even stranger.
While ESPN NFL reporter Adam Schefter was covering a T-Wolves-Rockets game in February, Brown posted an Instagram featuring a photoshopped AB donning a T-Wolves No. 84 jersey.
— Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) February 13, 2019
After recent reports surfaced that Brown was contemplating retirement over the denial of his request to use his old helmet, the Wolves took to Twitter with a subtle yet humorous recruiting pitch:
— Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) August 10, 2019
Brown responded Tuesday afternoon with a virtual embrace:
With all the stunning workout videos Brown posted this offseason, he's certainly in good enough shape to be an NBA player. However, his 5-foot-10 frame doesn't exactly lend itself to domination on the hardwood.
AB would be wise not to quit his day job, regardless of what headwear is required.
Antonio Brown embraces Timberwolves' recruiting pitch on social media originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area