Kevin Love: In Finding the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Identity

February 8th, 2011 by Jess Matthew Beltran Leave a reply »
Kevin Love towers everyone in the Timberwolves locker room. Even though the two twin towers Darko Milicic and Kusta Koufos (both seven-feet tall) are two inches taller than him.

He is in a different level, a different groove aand a man on a mission, even though his team dwells in the bottom part of the NBA standings.

Kevin grew up watching all the instructional videos and countless tapes of great passing big men in NBA history. And one thing instilled on his mind… those NBA centers never gave up.

Hakeem Olajuwon, David Robinson and Wes Unseld carried their teams to NBA championships, but they never jump on the bandwagon going to other teams to get it. It wasn’t much about loyalty, but it was how well you carry the team from day one all the way to the championship.

It’s a measurement of greatness. And Kevin Love already knew his role when he was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves. He knows he is not there to win as many games as he wanted to. He is there to make an identity for the team.

The great passing big men in the NBA have one common denominator, and that is being unselfish. Love doesn&r ...

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