It’s true that Minnesota sports fans have suffered through quite a bit of pain over the years, but at least we can pat ourselves on the back and be glad we don’t live in one of these cities.
Kevin Love spent all those long, losing seasons in Minnesota aching for a chance to be part of the NBA playoffs. His first foray into them lasted less than four games.
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In his first game at Target Center since he was traded, it was abundantly clear to Kevin Love just how far away he has gotten from Minnesota.
Minnesota fans did not show very much love to former Timberwolves play Kevin Love Saturday night. The former Timberwolves forward returned to the Target Center for the first time since switching to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
LeBron James scored 16 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter to win a stirring duel with rookie Andrew Wiggins, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 106-90 victory over the Timberwolves in Kevin Love’s first game back in Minnesota since he was traded. James kicked things into gear in the final nine minutes. He scored 13 straight points for the Cavs, who have won 10 straight.
Kevin Love says he isn’t expecting a warm welcome when he plays in Minnesota for the first time since he was traded to Cleveland. The Cavaliers visit the Timberwolves on Saturday night. Love says he expects to hear plenty of boos.
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Tuesday that hip hop group Naughty By Nature will perform at Saturday night’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Target Center.
Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday online and at the Target Center box office as Kevin Love prepares to make his return to Minneapolis for the first time since being traded to Cleveland in the offseason
Kevin Love scored 20 points in his first game against Minnesota, Kyrie Irving added 29 and the Cleveland Cavaliers pulled away in the second half for a 125-104 victory over the Timberwolves on Tuesday night. Love’s reunion with the team he spent six frustrating seasons with before a summer blockbuster trade was overshadowed by an injury to Cleveland center Anderson Varejao, who had to be helped off the floor in the third quarter.
LeBron didn’t just join the Cleveland Cavaliers. He came to save the world, so to speak, to bring financial and spiritual lubricant to the Rust Belt, an area of America that has been lost to the the meat-hook realities of economics.
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Kevin Love gave Cleveland Cavaliers fans a glimpse of what he can bring to the team this season.
Last season was plagued by injuries to the league’s most noted stars, but this offseason proved to be full of action: the draft, big announcements, players sporting new jerseys, coaching changes and the controversies – just to name a few.
The Kevin Love era officially ended in Minnesota in August when he was traded to Cleveland to team up with LeBron James and the Cavaliers. In retrospect, it may have been over far sooner.
Kevin Love is finally teaming up with LeBron James. The Minnesota Timberwolves, Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers completed a delayed blockbuster trade Saturday that’s been talked about for months and on hold for 30 days. Love, arguably the game’s best power forward, is headed from Minnesota to Cleveland
Anthony Bennett is focused on the upcoming NBA season. His uniform is completely out of his control. It has been one unusual summer for two of Canada’s top young players.
You’ve seen the sardonic messages splashed all over social media. Everyone is calling LeBron James the best GM in the NBA, based largely on his ability to wrench Kevin Love from Minnesota, which instantly imbues the Cavaliers with three All-Stars.
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Kevin Love has finally been traded. With the deal in place, let’s take a look at the top five starting lineups in the NBA…
It appears the Kevin Love era with the Minnesota Timberwolves has come to an end. According to a Yahoo Sports Report from NBA writer Adrian Wojnarowski, Love will be traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Andrew Wiggins, this year’s No. 1 overall draft pick, and other assets.
Andrew Wiggins has an NBA home. Maybe a temporary one. The Cavaliers signed the No. 1 overall draft pick Thursday, a deal that prevents Wiggins from being traded for 30 days.
The summer of LeBron has quickly turned into the summer of Love. When it ends is anybody’s guess. The Minnesota Timberwolves are weighing their options when it comes to trading All-Star Kevin Love, with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls both trying to land the versatile forward. But any talks are complicated by a league rule that requires a 30-day waiting period to trade any rookie that signs his contract.
Since this has become LeBron’s summer of love we can turn this into a campy double-entendre, with the lights squarely on Kevin Love, who is supposedly LeBron’s 7-foot bridge to bringing the Larry O’Brien Trophy to Cleveland.
With the biggest names off the board, it’s time to break down the five teams having the best offseason thus far in the NBA.