MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - Whether you were there in person or watching at home, Timberwolves fans everywhere were jumping for joy Wednesday night as the team finally ended the NBA's longest playoff drought with a win over the Denver Nuggets.
A lot has changed since 2004, but for John Sweeney some things are still the same.
"You can imagine when you live in a community people say, 'Aren't you that guy?'" he said Thursday. "Yes, Yes, I'm that guy."
He is, of course, referring to a viral video of himself dancing at the Timberwolves' last playoff-clinching game, for which he earned the nickname, "Jiggly Boy." It's a dance that he can finally break out again, if only for a limited time.
"I'm a little bit overweight, so I have to watch just how excited I get," he said. "But it was a room full of energy [Wednesday night]."
"Jiggly Boy" says he'll be back in action for the Timberwolves' playoff run, starting with a series against the NBA-best Houston Rockets. Every team needs a good luck charm, after all.
"We'll have our chest painted and we'll be ready to rock when Houston comes to town," he said. "We're doing our homework and hopefully I don't slip a disc."