Atlanta Hawks change their Twitter name to support the Timberwolves

And the results are hilarious.
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For one night only, the Atlanta Hawks were the Minnesota Timberwolves' biggest fans.

A Wolves win would get them into the playoffs, and as a result give the Atlanta Hawks their first round pick for the next NBA draft.

You have the trade for Adreian Payne to thank for that.


– If Wolves reach the playoffs, they lose their draft pick.

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Naturally then, the Hawks were very invested in Wednesday's decider between the Nuggets and the Wolves, knowing a win for Minnesota would get them that extra pick.

And in a masterstroke, the Hawks changed their Twitter name for the night to "Timberwolves' #1 Fans," and played the role of cheerleaders for the evening, to the amusement of Wolves fans and the Hawks' 1.2 million followers.

Give that social media manager a raise!

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