We’re again channeling the thoughts of noteworthy Minnesota figures for 2016—in the Japanese poetry’s 5-7-5 haiku format.
Once I was Da Kid
Old now, I scare the young Wolves.
I haven’t mellowed.
Try to help workers
By making rules for work shifts?
Like poking beehives.
Grand Ave’s big lesson:
Mess with people’s free parking
They turn on you fast.
I do commercials
For IBM on TV.
Nice mural back home.
Three titles in just five years.
Put up a statue!
Saying that we are the best!
(We’re that insecure?)
Photos by (top to bottom): garnett: David Sherman, 2004 NBAE; hodges: mark dayton, wikimedia; coleman: city of st. paul; dylan: F. Antolín Hernández; moore: David Sherman, 2004 NBAE