Kevin Love Leads the Resurgence of the NBA Big Man

November 27th, 2010 by Leave a reply »
When Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Kurt Rambis was asked about Kevin Love’s meteoric rise to historic statistical heights, Rambis simply responded: “Those numbers are just stupid. I don’t even know what to say.”

There is plenty to say about Kevin Love’s ascension to stardom but it seems that conversation didn’t begin until the Santa Monica native dominated the Knicks earlier this month with a 31-point and 31-rebound shellacking.

Love’s dominance did in fact seem to begin at the end of last season when during the final 10 games of the season he pulled down 18 or more rebounds three times while also posting a 22-rebound performance against Amaré Stoudemire and the Phoenix Suns.
Entering this season Love wasn’t considered among the league’s elite power forwards or centers even after showcasing a league-leading 18.4 RBG per 48 minutes last season and beating out the likes of Dwight Howard and Marcus Camby. 

This season the former UCLA Bruin has taken advantage of teammates like Michael Beasley and their missed shot attempts for an impressive 77 offensive rebounds thus far, a talent tha ...

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