Kevin Love is an American professional basketball player. Kevin Love plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Table of Biography
Kevin Love was born on September 7, 1988. At present, he is 33 years old and his sun sign is Virgo. His full name is Kevin Wesley Love. He is from Santa Monica, California, USA. This person is the second of three children to Karen and Stan Love.
As a child, Kevin would practice his bounce passes with a cardboard box and study tapes of Wes Unseld. And, his father, a former NBA big man who was an adept shooter, had him develop his outside shooting and ballhandling skills.
Kevin played high school basketball for the Lake Oswego Lakers. Later, this player took part in the Reebok ABCD Camp against other top-ranked players. Then, he led the team to make a perfect score of 46-0 while playing for the Southern California All-Stars and collected three MVP awards.
Moreover, this personality received the Gatorade National Male Athlete of the Year. This player was also a first-team Parade All-American. In July 2006, he decided to play college basketball at UCLA for North Carolina. Likewise, his decision to play for North Carolina brought massive outrage from the University of Oregon fans who wanted him to play for the college.
Also, he received calls and texts that included death threats. Therefore, the fans additionally oppressed Love’s family to the risk and threw trash at them during the game. Before his rookie year, Kevin took permission from Walt Hazzard to wear number 42 for the Bruins even though the school has retired the number 42 for Hazzard in the year 1996.
Likewise, in the Pacific-10 Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament, he led the Bruins to win over the USC Trojans with O. J. Mayo in the semifinals. They both were nominated to the All-Pac-10 tournament team later on. At the end of the regular season, he was honored with the Pac-10 Player and Freshman of the Year awards.
More about his career
After his junior season at UCLA, this player decided to try out for the NBA draft in 2008. And, Memphis Grizzlies selected Love as its 5th overall pick. Then, he transferred to the Minnesota Timberwolves. This player played in the NBA Summer League, where he surpassed the league in the rebound.
Kevin debuted in the year 2008. This player played remarkably in the first few months in the NBA. And, it was a huge payback to the ones who insulted this player during the NBA All-Star Weekend Rookie Challenge. Similarly, in March 2009, this player was praised with the Rookie of the Month award.
At the end of his rookie season, Kevin won over all the rookies in the NBA and had 29 double-doubles, making him the first Minnesota Timberwolves player to accomplish the feat. Also, this player was rated as the first rookie since the 1984/85 seasons to win the league in offensive rebound percentage. Thus, he was made the NBA All-Rookie 2nd Team and stood 6th in the voting for the Rookie of the year.
After a left-hand injury that he sustained, Kevin returned to action in 2009. Love was removed from 18 games in his sophomore year because of the injury. In his 2011-12 season, this player was named to the All-NBA second team and ranked 6th in the MVP voting.
Likewise, Love was traded to Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014. For the first season, this player was recruited for the playoffs. Sadly, he suffered a dislocated shoulder injury and could not perform for the playoffs. Later in 2015, he signed a new contract with the Cavaliers.
Kevin has performed for the US National team in various competitions, such as the 2010 FIBA World Championship, where he headed the team to win gold. At the London 2012 Summer Olympics, he was also a member of the unbeatable team that won gold. This player was ready to play in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, but he withdrew his name.
There is nothing hidden about this player’s love affair. Therefore, this handsome and dashing man is not single; he is committed. Love has been in a relationship with the beautiful Canadian model Kate Bock for “nearly six years.” The two got engaged on January 31, 2021.
This player stands tall at a height of 6 feet 8 inches. He has a weight of around 114 kilos. Similarly, he wears the number 19 US or 18.5 UK shoe size. And, his chest-biceps-waist measurements are 47-16-37 inches respectively. Kevin has a set of blue eyes and his hair is of dark brown color.
Social Media and Net Worth
His Instagram account ‘@kevinlove’ has earned more than 3.2 million followers. He has gained 3.1 million followers on his ‘@kevinlove’ Twitter account. And, his Facebook page has gained over 2.1 million followers.
The net worth of Kevin is around $100 million. Love lives a luxurious life. Love has a gym constructed in his apartment. He also visits exotic places during his vacation and keeps posting his travel stories on Instagram.