TrueHoop posts some emails from Minnesota fans that just want to see KG make the trip (even to sit on the sidelines) so they can give him a standing O. Gotta hand it to 'Sota fans, they know how to love on their players. Here's one email:
Unless flying on an airplane is going to risk further injury, you'd have to have a heart of stone not to bring him. ... Every Wolves fan I know has been looking forward to this all year. Heck, I'm as big of a "support-the-Wolves-even-though-KG-is-not-around-anymore" person as there is around here, and even I have been looking forward to this as the highlight of the year.
Not to mention the fact that the entire ticket-selling strategy of the Wolves organization this year has been based around getting increased ticket sales overall thanks to this game. The KG homecoming game "sold out" well before the season started because they blocked off a large number of tickets for it making them only available as part of a package with other games in three or five or ten game packs, thereby forcing people to shell out a ton of extra money to see other games they didn't want to see in the first place if they wanted any shot at getting to see KG play.