NBA’s Love Exits Early In Beach Volleyball Debut

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MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) – Kevin Love won’t be giving up his day job anytime soon. Idled by the NBA lockout, the Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star hit the sand to compete in his first pro beach volleyball tournament. He and his partner lost in straight sets, but Love calls the action “addicting” and wants to keep honing his game.

As the lowest-seeded players in the Manhattan Beach Open, Love and pro partner Hans Stolfus drew the top-seeded team of Sean Scott and John Hyden, who won last week’s tournament in Hermosa Beach and are undefeated this summer. Scott and Hyden took it easy on Love and Stolfus, who lost 21-16, 21-15 Thursday playing under blue skies next to the Manhattan Beach pier.

Love says he’d been on the sand practicing just 10 times before his debut in one of the oldest beach volleyball tournaments in the world.

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