Minnesota Timberwolves’s Kevin Garnett had quite the homecoming last Wednesday with a special dance tribute from his biggest fan.
Known as “Jiggly Boy,” John Sweeney became a crowd favorite back in 2003 after ripping off his shirt to reveal Garnett’s initials and “Wolves” painted on his body.
Now that Garnett’s back after playing for the Boston Celtics and the Brooklyn Nets, is there a better reason to dance?
A hilarious YouTube clip, which has garnered more than a million views, shows a rather demure Sweeney sitting in the stands with his family during Garnett’s return game on Feb. 25. As the Timberwolves played the Washington Wizards, the Target Center’s jumbotron cut to fans showing off their dance moves.
Although the camera kept panning back to Sweeney, who was being coaxed by young fans, the announcer and the crowd to get up and dance, he brushed them off with a wave. That is until Usher’s “Yeah!” was played – and “Jiggly Boy” gave the fans what they want: body rolls.
“Jiggly Boy” then took off his shirt, revealing “Welcome Home KG.”
No surprise here: He caught the attention of his favorite player, Garnett, who responded with a salute and a smile.
“I think if you saw a fat guy with everything off, dancing with your name on his chest, I think you would pay attention to that – or at least for five seconds,” Garnett later told the Star Tribune.