Kevin Love is helping us forget about Kevin Garnett and making us care about the Minnesota Timberwolves.
OK, the first part of that isn’t really true. Minnesotans will always love “The Big Ticket.” But when an athlete does what Love did Friday night, it’s hard to keep ignoring the T-Pups.
The Wolves rallied from a 21-point deficit against the New York Knicks on Friday, thanks mostly to the 31-point, 31-rebound effort from Love.
It was the NBA’s first 30-30 game in 28 years, and that was posted by Hall of Famer Moses Malone. And the 31 rebounds are a franchise record for the Wolves.
Love has quickly become the second-best player in Timberwolves history. Of course, there’s probably not much competition for that. Doug West? Sam Mitchell? Anyone?
So, to those of you who didn’t like the draft day Love-for-O.J. Mayo swap a few years ago, do you still hate it?