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T-Wolves' funniest postgame moments: 'Bring ya ass'

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After the Minnesota Timberwolves eliminated the defending champion Denver Nuggets in Sunday's Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals, Anthony Edwards and Co. delivered a few standout moments.

It began with Edwards' postgame interview on "Inside the NBA" when he told Charles Barkley to "bring ya ass" to Minnesota after Barkley said he hadn't visited the state in 20 years.

In their postgame interview, Edwards and Karl-Anthony Towns hilariously pushed back on the narrative that teams need to lose big and lose in later rounds of the playoffs before they can contend for an NBA title, pointing to the franchise's consecutive first-round eliminations and lack of playoff success since 2004 as enough disappointment.

The duo also gave props to two Timberwolves forwards: Kevin Garnett and Jaden McDaniels. Twenty years ago, Minnesota eliminated the Sacramento Kings in the Western semifinals in another Game 7 on May 19 - which also happens to be Garnett's birthday. Towns gave a shoutout to the icon, while Edwards complimented McDaniels' big-time play in the series.

Another player with a big role in Minnesota's win was Rudy Gobert. Not known for his offensive game, the Frenchman drained a turnaround jumper with Nikola Jokic draped over him in the fourth quarter. Edwards said that he felt that the T-Wolves would probably beat the Nuggets after Gobert made the improbable shot.

During the halftime show, Barkley said that the Wolves should bench Gobert. Postgame, the Defensive Player of the Year expressed gratitude that Minnesota's coaching staff didn't heed the suggestion.

While celebrating the victory, Edwards displayed a unique handshake with former baseball star Alex Rodriguez, who was in the process of buying the Timberwolves before owner Glen Taylor took the team off the market in March.

Edwards delivered one last soundbite on the way out of the arena, saying he had Nuggets guard Jamal Murray in handcuffs. Murray finished with 35 points but only scored 11 on 5-for-12 shooting in the second half.

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