06.29.08

Kevin Love : The T-Wolves’ New Master Of Hyberbole

Posted in Basketball at 6:41 pm by

(Minnesota GM Kevin McHale, right, confuses new charge Kevin Love with a detailed description of an early Suicide Commandos gig)

While the Daily News’ Frank Isola tips the Knicks to a) pursue point guards J-Will, Carlos Arroyo or Sebastian Telfair and b) waive Stephon Marbury after said PG is acquired, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune’s Jerry Zgoda elicited the following quote from F Kevin Love after a Friday morning trade put him in a Timberwolves jersey rather than O.J. Mayo :

“I told my agent I hope I can end up in Minnesota because this is where I wanted to be,” said Love, a former Oregon schoolboy star. “Kevin McHale was maybe my favorite player of all time. I’m happy to be in the city. It’s almost like Portland, only colder. It’s going to be my new favorite city.”

McHale retired in 1993.  Love was born in 1988.  Either the latter watched a ton of Celtics games during his formative years or he’s doing a fine job of flattering his new boss. When and if Love claims to enjoy any of his Uncle Mike‘s solo recordings, we’ll know for certain he’s less than sincere.

If there’s one sure silver lining to Mayo being traded to Memphis, it’s that ‘Lil Dice doesn’t have to cope with the painful knowledge the URL iloveoj.com is already taken.

2 Responses to “Kevin Love : The T-Wolves’ New Master Of Hyberbole”

  1. adam says:

    His dad played for the old bullets. His middle name is Wesley after unseld. He has watched film of the great players since he was small. He may not pan out to be a great player but he does know old school hoops.

  2. GC says:

    indeed, Kevin is Stan Love’s son. However, he was named Wesley after Ben Gazzara’s character, Brad Wesley in the motion picture, “Roadhouse”.

    I realize Kevin was born a year before “Roadhouse” hit cinemas, but with show biz connections like Uncle Mike, I’m sure the Love clan were quite familiar with blockbusters-in-production.

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