Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love is headed back to the NBA All-Star game, but this one will be different. For the first time in his career, Love will be in the starting lineup for the Western Conference. It was all made possible by fans voting and making a late push to move him past Houston Rockets’ Dwight Howard; Love finished with 661,246 votes to Howard’s 653,318.
“They took centers off the ballot,” Howard said, via the Houston Chronicle. “I’m not too much focused on it. I’m happy for him. The Timberwolves organization did an excellent job of marketing, making sure everybody voted for him every night. He’s also having an incredible year. If we win the championship, nobody will remember who made the All-Star team.”
To thank the fans, Love took out a full page ad in the local paper. See the full-page ad that will run in Sunday’s Star Tribune below:
From Excel Sports Management, via Bleacher Report