Courtship by mail

KMSP anchors Tom Halden and Kelsey Soby interview letter-writing NBA fan Connor Urcuyo last week.

A handwritten letter has earned a Washington state teenager the experience of a lifetime.It began when Connor Urcuyo, 16, wrote letters to all 30 National Basketball Association (NBA) teams to ask why he should root for them.

Only the Minnesota Timberwolves responded, sending Connor a list of reasons the team deserves his support and a basketball autographed by several players.

Last week, the Timberwolves went one step further, flying Connor to Minneapolis to watch the team take on the Orlando Magic. Connor also got to visit player Zach LaVine and take the court during the team’s warm-ups.

“These NBA teams are big and they have millions of fans … so I doubt they read their mail. But it was really exciting to know that the Timberwolves do — and they care,” Connor told the Minneapolis Fox station.