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LOVE LESSON MEANS KEVIN LOVE

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The perfect Kevin Love sequence:

Rips the rebound away from Biyombo, runs the court, drills a three, gets back on D.

This is Kevin Love, Oregon kid, son of Stan Love, Oregon Duck. He’s related to Mike Love, Beach Boy, and Stan Love’s brother. That’s old news.

The new news is he’s a part of LeBron’s personal Big Three. And he’s looking like the force he was meant to be, a championship force.

How does a kid who had every chance at being one of those entitled millennials who expects life to hand him a ticket to ride turn into a player driven to excel? [Read More…]

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