Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love thanks Minnesota Timberwolves fans for not burning his jersey after the trade.
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While Kevin Love never officially demanded a trade (in the truest sense of the definition), it was rather clear than his time with the Minnesota Timberwolves was coming to an end. The chances of him re-signing with the organization once he became a free agent were slim to none which is why the two parties decided a trade would be the most beneficial.
Of course when a big name player requests a trade, there is often a strong sense of animosity directed at the said talent and Kevin Love was no different. Many fans of the Minnesota Timberwolves were ready to see the All-Star power forward go but the departure wasn’t as ugly as we’ve seen in the past.
Kevin Love took notice of that as the Cleveland Cavaliers’ second-biggest offseason acquisition thanked fans for not burning his jersey.
“There are so many people in Minnesota who helped to shape my game and mold me into the player I am today. I’ll always be fond of going to Manny’s Steakhouse, and the support I got from the entire Minnesota community — even in tough times — is something I’ll remember forever. (Seriously, thanks for not burning my jersey, you guys.)”
Love has always had a pretty good sense of humor and he put it on display here, something many Timberwolves fans will likely miss.
Now a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Kevin Love will get the opportunity to play for an NBA title alongside LeBron James while the Minnesota Timberwolves didn’t do so badly themselves, acquiring both Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett in exchange for the forward.
Wiggins and Bennett are of course consecutive No. 1 overall picks from the 2013 and 2014 NBA drafts.
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