Vikings owners suggested as saviors for NBA team in chaotic situation

Minnesota Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf
Minnesota Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf / David Berding/GettyImages

Despite the fact that the franchise still hasn't won a Super Bowl, the Wilfs have been one of the best things to ever happen to the Minnesota Vikings. Ever since the Wilfs purchased the team back in 2005, they've provided the Vikings with almost everything the team could ask for in order to be successful.

Now, with the ownership situation of the Minnesota Timberwolves currently in disarray, some have suggested that the Wilfs purchase the NBA franchise, including SKOR North's Judd Zulgad.

Minnesota Vikings ownership was reportedly approached about buying the Minnesota Timberwolves in the past

For those who aren't familiar with what has been going on with the Timberwolves during the last couple of days, let's go over some of the most notable details.

On Thursday, Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor issued a statement revealing that the team is no longer for sale, despite a previous agreement to sell the franchise to entrepreneur Marc Lore and former Major League Baseball player Alex Rodriguez being made back in 2021.

In his statement, Taylor alleged that Lore and Rodriguez failed to complete certain steps that were necessary to gain the majority ownership stake of the Timberwolves. According to ESPN, Lore and Rodriguez have disputed this claim, and it seems like this is something that will probably be settled inside a court room.

If Taylor is able to prevent the team from being sold to Lore and Rodriguez, could the Wilfs emerge as a possible buyer of the franchise?

Back in 2020, the Wilfs were reportedly approached about potentially purchasing the Timberwolves from Taylor, according to the Star Tribune's Andrew Krammer. But the Vikings owners never seriously pursued buying the NBA franchise.

Could things turn out differently now if they are approached in the near future to possibly purchase the Timberwolves?

Anything appears to be possible at this point, especially since the actual team on the basketball court is one of the best in the NBA this season, and it seems like their success is only beginning.

Taylor will obviously have to sort everything out with Lore and Rodriguez first. But if the Timberwolves are put back on the market again, perhaps the Wilfs will be more interested in buying the team than they were back in 2020.

Since purchasing the Vikings for $600 million in 2005, the Wilfs have spent hundreds of millions of dollars on building the team a state-of-the-art home stadium and one of the best practice facilities in the entire NFL.

As of August 2023, the Vikings are worth an estimated $4.65 billion, according to Forbes.

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