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In Kevin Love: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Dominant Power Forwards, you'll read about the inspirational story of basketball's star, Kevin Love. Newly acquired from the Cleveland Cavaliers to join forces with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love was all the trade chatter in the summer of 2014. After finally being acquired in return for Andrew Wiggins, Thaddeus Young, Anthony Bennett, and a $6.3 million trade exception, Kevin Love teamed up in Cleveland to create one of the most hyped trios in the Eastern Conference for this upcoming year. Yet despite this news, Kevin Love left a legacy in his six years in Minnesota. This book largely focuses on that legacy and how Kevin reached where he is today.
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In basketball, the effect of a superstar is gigantic compared to in other sports. In baseball, an elite hitter will get only about as many chances as his teammates, and his defense only matters if the ball is hit towards him. In football, while the impact of a quarterback might be comparable to a star, the fact that football players only play offense or defense limits their capabilities. Time and time again in NBA history, we have seen great superstars lead mediocre supporting teams to high regular season win totals and playoff success. Kobe Bryant won 45 games in 2006 with an incredibly weak Lakers supporting roster. Tim Duncan earned a championship in 2003 even though his best playoff teammates were David Robinson with one foot in the grave as well as various other players who were too young to reach their ultimate potential. LeBron James dragged the 2007 Cavaliers to the NBA Finals. Unlike the other leagues, NBA stars have shown that they are fully capable of creating great results almost entirely by themselves as just one superstar. One superstar is nearly all that’s needed in the NBA game for a team to turn around its fortunes.
If this is true, then what are we to make of Kevin Love? The newest member of the Cleveland Cavaliers spent the first six years of his career as the star for the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Timberwolves never won more than 40 games during Love’s tenure. They routinely struggled during the close games where superstars are supposed to take over. They were never a top 10 defensive team, which is particularly concerning given that superstar big men can make a huge difference on that end. It is true that Kevin Love put up staggering numbers, but how much impact did he create if the Wolves never made the playoffs? Is Love a superstar who was cursed to play with mediocre talent in Minnesota and now will make Cleveland the most dangerous team in the league? Or is he an overrated player who looked out for his numbers above the team's, never won anything in the NBA, and will not help the Cavaliers as much as people expect?
Tags: Kevin Love, Ricky Rubio, Minnesota Timberwolves, UCLA Bruins, Bruins Basketball, Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Anthony Bennett, Andrew Wiggins, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, Kevin Garnett
|Number Of Pages||115|
|Publisher||Calvintir Books, LLC|
|Studio||Calvintir Books, LLC|