Pepsi Max and Kyrie Irving have teamed up again for another installment of Uncle Drew. This time Uncle Drew visits Bill Russell who sends him on a mission to go out and get his old team back together. Uncle Drew does just that and enlists the help of an old Kevin Love.
For Minnesota Timberwolves fans, what’s worse? Hearing that Kevin Love could be out up to 8 weeks after breaking his hand or hearing that Kevin Love broke his hand doing knuckle push-ups?
Well, both of those things happened. And our vote is definitely for Love being injured doing knuckle push-ups.
Injuries can come in all places, especially when you’re a hustle player like Kevin Love. Whether it’s taking a charge, diving for a loose ball or trying to box out Kevin Garnett, there are multiple risks at an injury. But the reason Love missed Saturday’s preseason game vs. the Chicago Bulls is rather puzzling.
Love sat out the Minnesota Timberwolves win due to a reported sore elbow. Love sustained the injury in perhaps the least expected place: his own bed. Love slept on his right arm and felt the surprising side effects the next day.
“I couldn’t shoot it 10 feet,” Love said.
Minnesota Timberwolves Kevin Love continues to apply pressure to his teams front-office, as he wants more help on the court. But he is pleased with some of the offseason player departures from the team, guys that Love considered “bad blood”.
Per the Pioneer Press: “In a telephone interview from England, where the U.S. men’s basketball team is preparing for the Olympics, Love doubled down on comments he made about his waning patience with the Timberwolves. Love, who is entering his fifth NBA season and the first year of a four-year, $62 million contract extension.
“If we get everybody back healthy, with Ricky (Rubio) back healthy, if (Brandon) Roy comes in healthy, and if we can get off to a good start, we’re going to be good. But we really have to add as many as pieces as we possibly can, veteran guys,” he said. “There was some bad blood in that locker room we were able to get out of there and smooth things out. That should help us out going forward.”
Asked to elaborate, Love responded: ‘Just what I said. We had bad blood in the locker room. We got that out.’ Forwards Michael Beasley and Anthony Randolph, guard Martell Webster and center Darko Milicic were the most notable players Minnesota jettisoned this offseason.
Derrick Rose’s torn ACL has caused USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo to rethink his stance of not expanding the list of candidates for the U.S. squad that will compete at the London Olympics.
Colangelo said last week that despite injuries to Dwight Howard, LaMarcus Aldridge and Chauncey Billups as well as Lamar Odom being eliminated from consideration the 12-man Team USA roster would be selected from the 16 candidates remaining from the original list of 20. Rose’s season-ending injury brings the number of finalists down to 15.
“What I said (previously) was that we didn’t plan to do any additions, but we had to continue to monitor the injury situation,” Colangelo. “Obviously (Rose) is a big loss. (Point guard) seems to be, at this point, still a pretty strong position. But at this stage, quite honestly, I think all bets are off.”
Three point guards remain on the current list: Chris Paul, Deron Williams and Russell Westbrook. The team is also thin at center—Tyson Chandler is the only true ‘five’ left among the candidates.
Colangelo said that the original plan to announce the final roster on June 1 has been changed. June 18 is the deadline for teams to set rosters with the Olympic Committee, and Colangelo said USA Basketball will wait as late as possible before making its decisions.
“I think now we’re going to wait until the very last moment to pick the team, because it seems ridiculous with a lot of playoff games to play that we would select a team,” Colangelo said. “We might as well keep the options open as long as we can, and continue to monitor the situation.”
Colengelo will meet with Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski and his staff Monday and Tuesday in Las Vegas.
The current Team USA finalists are Carmelo Anthony New York Knicks, Chris Bosh Miami Heat, Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers, Chandler New York Knicks, Kevin Durant Oklahoma City Thunder, Rudy Gay Memphis Grizzlies, Eric Gordon New Orleans Hornets, Blake Griffin Los Angeles Clippers, Andre Iguodala Philadelphia 76ers, LeBron James Miami Heat, Kevin Love Minnesota Timberwolves, Paul Los Angeles Clippers, Dwyane Wade Miami Heat, Westbrook Oklahoma City Thunder and Williams New Jersey Nets.
Back on April 20, we posted the picture of Minnesota Timberwolves Kevin Love cutting the beard off and leaving just a mustache.
After some teammate ribbing Love shaved off the nut duster and when clean shaven to look like a teenage boy band member.
Teammate Ricky Rubio was quick to make a very politically incorrect tweet: “Ok, he doesn’t look like a mexican anymore but I think he looks even worst.”
Minnesota Timberwolves star forward Kevin Love has been out of action for a while now after suffering a season ending injury. Yesterday Love thought it was time for some change, especially with his off-season beginning in just a matter of days, and decide that change would be best suited with a new look.
Love had his beard shaved off but keep his mustache. So this will be what women will be hitting on.
Minnesota Timberwolves lost guard and Spain sensation Ricky Rubio for the season when he collided knees with Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant causing him to tear an ACL. The league knowing how good of a player he is took to Twitter to wish for a speedy recovery and best wishes in rehab.
Everyone from Dwyane Wade, Stephen Curry, Pau Gasol, Kevin Love sent out wishes and now Denver Nuggets head coach George Karl decided to meet with reporters donning an FC Barcelona jersey to show his support for Rubio.
The injury also hinders any serious chance Rubio to play for Spain in the 2012 London Olympics.
Go ahead and listen to Ricky Rubio, Kevin Love, Anthony Tolliver, Wes Johnson, Michael Beasley, Martell Webster and Nikola Pekovic of the Minnesota Timberwolves karaoke NYSNC’s ‘Tearing Up My Heart’, it just might make your ears bleed.
Beasley is perhaps the best.
New Jersey Nets guard Anthony Morrow will wear the No. 3 jersey of Drazen Petrovic when he competes in the 3-point shooting contest next Saturday night during the All-Star festivities in Orlando, the Star-Ledger reports. Petrovic, a former Nets sharp-shooter, died in a car accident in the summer of 1993 at the age of 28.
Petrovic played in the NBA for four seasons. He started with the Portland Trail Blazers in the 1989-90 season and was traded to New Jersey during the ’90-91 season. He shot 43.7 percent from behind the arc over his career. His jersey is one of five that has been retired by the Nets, the Star-Ledger notes.
Morrow wanted to honor Petrovic ever since watching “Once Brothers”—a documentary about the war-torn friendship between Petrovic, who is from Croatia, and Vlade Divac, who is from Serbia.
“I just remember—I don’t remember a whole lot—but I remember he could shoot real, real good,” Morrow said.
Morrow, who is shooting 41.4 from 3-point range this season, will compete against Miami Heat guard and defending champ James Jones, Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love, Orlando Magic forward Ryan Anderson, Atlanta Hawks guard Joe Johnson and Heat guard Mario Chalmers in this year’s contest.
Minnesota Timberwolves Kevin Love not known for being a dirty, albeit yet, appeared to let Houston Rockets Luis Scola finally get under his skin in the third quarter after all the banging down low of tonights game. Love appears to deliberately step on Scola’s face as the NBA officials gave him Michael Jordan treatment and missed the obvious.
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love stars in ‘The Conversation” to kick off his annual Coat Drive while displaying his powers of teammate coat reaping. In the Minnesota area then donate any new coat to the Target Center or participating Comcast location thru February 17th.
The people at HASBRO thought it was a good idea to take Jenga to the next level with Blake Griffin and Kevin Love. Perfect for a stocking stuffer.
ESPN is reporting that the NBA World All-Star Classic, staring eighteen top-tier players, including Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard, Dwyane Wade and Kevin Durant, will begin a world tour Sunday in San Juan, Puerto Rico. News of the tour broke last week, but contractual and logistical issues had to be worked out, and a formal announcement is expected imminently.
The tour, branded the World All-Star Classic, will also hit O2 Arena in London on Nov. 1 and 3, the Cotai Arena at the Venetian Hotel in Macau on Nov. 6, and Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia, Nov. 8 and 9. Organizers are considering adding a fifth city and are doing some last-minute tinkering with the other stops and dates.
The official announcement is expected today and other stars could include, LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Amar’e Stoudemire, Blake Griffin, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Carlos Boozer, Tyson Chandler, Steve Nash, Kevin Love, Rajon Rondo and Chris Kaman.
Players will be paid from six figures to $1 million, and some proceeds will go to charity, according to reports. Atlanta businessman Calvin Darden is the tour’s main organizer.
Funny or Die mocks the NBA lockout by forcing Tyson Chandler, Kevin Love and Shawn Marion into a locked in sleepover. Love comes off a little creepy with the middle school girls.
The talk amongst NBA players these days are whether they are going to stay stateside or play overseas however for one player his decision hinders on whether to join a college fraternity or just continuing to go to classes. Minnesota Timberwolves forward Anthony Randolph is attending classes at LSU but with the extra time he has on his hands during the NBA lockout is considering joining a fraternity.
“The students know I’m from the NBA, but it’s more fun because I can focus on my schoolwork,” said Randolph. “I don’t have the basketball distraction. I’m a more focused student now after being in the real world for a couple of years.”
Randolph isn’t the only player that has decided to use the lockout to go back to college as Oklahoma City Thunder Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love, New Orleans Hornets Trevor Ariza, Milwaukee Bucks Luc Mbah a Moute, and Cleveland Cavaliers Baron Davis, have enrolled in summer classes to work towards getting their degree.
Randolph is at LSU trying to fulfill his sociology major requirements. Randolph played only his freshman season at LSU before entering the 2008 NBA Draft, where he was selected 14th by the Golden State Warriors.
Minnesota Timberwolves star Kevin Love will compete in the Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Series beginning August 26 in the $200,000 Manhattan Beach Open. The series also includes the Miami Beach Pro on September 16 and the National Championships in Hermosa Beach, California on September 23.
“I’m tall, I’m quick, I can jump, and I’ve spent some time playing beach volleyball during my time in Los Angeles,” the 6-10 Love said. “Now that I have to start thinking about a backup plan with the basketball lockout, I thought ‘why not?’”
These days Los Angeles Clippers Blake Griffin and Minnesota Timberwolves Kevin Love have a lot of time on their hands. So why not give one of them a call to get things off a high shelve, kill a bug, cut your grass or to file your taxes at the low price of $9,000,000.99. It’s almost criminal to not give them a call.
Minnesota Timberwolves Kevin Love dated basketball for only 82 games, but Orlando Magic Dwight Howard plans on seeing the basketball on an intimate level well past the regular season deadline. Now that’s love.
Every Tuesday Sports Grind Entertainment presents you with the Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin Player of the Week. This week the recipient of this prestigious honor goes to Minnesota Timberwolves Kevin Love for having a game where he scored 37 points and grabbed 23 rebounds to extend his NBA-leading double-double streak to 46 games. Thanks to Love the Timberwolves also snapped a seven-game skid with a 126-123 victory over the Golden State Warriors. Love had his fourth 30-point, 20-rebound game of the season.
Congratulations Kevin Love you are this weeks Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin Player.
Minnesota Timberwolves Kevin Love will be going to the NBA All-Star Game which happens to be his first. It not only is Love’s first all-star game in just his third season but the Timberwolves first all-star player since Kevin Garnett was with the team back in 2007. The NBA’s leading rebounder was added to the Western Conference roster by commissioner David “The Goon” Stern as the injury replacement for Houston Rockets center Yao Ming.
Love was arguably the biggest snub when reserves were announced Thursday night. He entered play Friday averaging 21.4 points and 15.5 rebounds, and shooting 43.9 percent from 3-point range. He has 34 straight double-doubles.
Minnesota Timberwolves Kevin Love wants you to smell like him and now you can with his own fragrance Numb#rs. Actually its a video done by Love for his campaign to be an NBA All-Star. Love has a humor that I’m cool with.
The Minnesota Timberwolves had their own Mama Margies Meltdown moment in last nights game against the San Antonio Spurs as they received 5 technical fouls in just 10 seconds in the third quarter. The Spurs and Ken Mauer beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 107-96.
Check out NBA stars Dwight Howard, Kevin Love and Deron Williams give a cameo for the Disney Channel’s “Suite Life on Deck.” The episode is set to air Friday.