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|No. 13 – Winnipeg Voyageurs|
|Species||Pronghorn ( Antilocapridae )|
October 23, 1994|
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Listed weight||175 lb (79 kg)|
|School||Cervine University of Michigan|
|FBA draft||2013 / Round: 1 / Pick: 19th overall|
|Selected by the Winnipeg Voyageurs|
|Pro playing career||2013–present|
|Career highlights and awards|
|2023 Salary||$2 million|
|2024 Salary||$2 million|
|2025 Salary||$2 million|
|2026 Salary||$2 million|
|(IC) Agent||Murina Beaubonique (female black rat)|
|(OOC) Usage||Ask me before any use|
Mike Timmids (born Angela Timmids) grew up Detroit, Michigan in a considerably industrialized area of the city. From the small apartment in the predominately ungulate neighborhood, Mike began life a biological female, younger sibling to Eric Timmids, and daughter of a fiercely unstable mother. Life for both Mike and Eric began poorly, and the conflict and emotional abuse suffered under their mother eventually drove Eric away, leaving behind his bonded sibling for nearly seven years.
Eric had already left by the time Mike had come to terms with being transgender, a revelation that only made life at home all the more unbearable. Though Mike still saw Eric through their rigorous rituals at the neighborhood gym, he kept his dysphoria and strife a under wraps. Struggled through school and home life, Mike came close to dropping out and leaving everything behind. But despite the pressures that were constantly coaxing him to leave, Mike retained a certain conviction that prevented him from running away.
Resiliency was something the Timmids Brothers practiced and preached since a young age. Their childhood sanctuary, Gymsbok (an old athletics club that has existed in one form or another since the Industrial Revolution), instilled core beliefs that neither could ever hope to attain at home. The gym itself harkened to the power of an enduring spirit, that even in the darkest hours one should never give up. It was there that Eric from an early age took up boxing, showing his little sister (who Eric always looked at as his little brother) everything he knew about the sport and what it taught him about life. Gymsbok had a long tradition of fostering champions, but had not seen a title in over twenty years. Eric had hoped to change that.
Mike on the other hand, while fully trained in the combat sport thanks to his older brother, had ambitions lying on the basketball court. Conditioning and theory learned in the ring often crossed over onto the court, and Mike often proved to be an extremely durable player even at a young age.
When Mike was finally free of his mother's grip, he fled to his brother, and to the gym that felt more like home his whole life than anywhere. It was then that Mike's struggles finally came to light, as did the ramifications of Eric leaving have on Mike. The thought of what Mike had to go through as a transman with their volatile mother, all without him there to protect him, haunted Eric. He vowed to make it up to Mike, effectively putting his own dreams on hold to help Mike achieve his and get his life on track. Eric incurred massive debt between funding Mike's medical expenses and schooling in addition to keeping their sanctuary afloat: a fact Eric hid from Mike. It was of little consequence to Eric, who still holds the guilt of leaving behind his younger brother close at heart.
However, Eric's sacrifices had not gone unnoticed or unappreciated by Mike. In true Timmids fashion, Mike worked tirelessly through Cervine University of Michigan to build upon the foundation Eric had helped him create. Failure was not an option, and success meant gaining the resources to help Eric, as he had done for Mike.
Mike is amiable, yet reserved. History has conditioned him to trust mainly his older brother, and tends to play personal things close to the vest. Mike is a peaceful person but is trained to stand up for himself in any and all situations. Win or lose, Mike will not back down under any circumstances. His tenacity stems from equal parts conditioning (physical and mental) and responsibility (a driving desire to do right by his brother). Mike is all business on the court, neither celebrating nor grousing until the game is over.
Next to the cheetah, pronghorns are the fastest land animal on earth. But unlike the cheetah, pronghorns have the endurance to maintain a fast pace for longer periods of time. Speed, tenacity and stamina are Mike's strongest features, able to keep a breakneck pace on the court and the pressure on long after most opponents have begun to fatigue.
Thanks to an extensive background in boxing, Mike is not only fast on his feet but fast with his hands. With the added advantage of his excellent pronghorn eyesight, he expands his field of view significantly, imperative for shot calling. He's pure ball handler, and his bread and butter comes from passes, assists and steals. He has found great success developing fake-out strategies and misdirection in his plays, and is known for his fast breaks. He's strongest on offense, moving the ball up court with speed, efficiency and superb ball control.
Mike's jump is feeble compared to his peers. Pronghorns are not known for their leap, so Mike's Achilles' heel is shot blocking and even defense higher than his horns tends to be weak. True to his species' nature, he would rather go under, around or through rather than over.
Because of his poor jump, Mike is an opportunistic shooter and needs a lot of open territory to make an effective attempt, so much of his stats lie in steals and assists rather than scoring. The majority of his points tend to come from free-throws and fast break attempts.
2013 - 2014 Regular Season Stats
2014 - 2015 Regular Season Stats
2015 - 2016 Regular Season Stats
2016 - 2017 Regular Season Stats