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Kevin Love offers to buy tickets for Timberwolves fans

Jan 16, 2012, 4:34 PM EDT

Kevin Love, Tim Duncan AP

Now this is community relations. Kevin Love tweeted this over the weekend.

Our fans have been Awesome. Buy a ticket to the Kings game and I’ll buy your seat for Detroit. Call Now!!! 612.673.1640.

It’s not a joke, the offer is real.

The Kings game is Monday, the Pistons game is Tuesday. Traditionally those two games in the middle of the week are not exactly draws in Minny. Now a few more people will show up and take Love up on the offer. Smart.

Thing is, people should be buying tickets to see the Timberwolves — they are fun. Love is an elite power forward, Ricky Rubio has incredible court vision and guys like rookie Derrick Williams can finish around the rim. They aren’t winning a lot yet because that is a process, but they are playing better than their 4-8 record and they are entertaining. Which is a great place to start (last year we were saying the Clippers were entertaining but hadn’t figured out how to win yet).

That kind of community outreach is a reminder of why the Wolves want to get an extension done with Love of his rookie deal before the Jan. 25 deadline. (The sides are talking.)

  1. greatminnesotasportsmind - Jan 16, 2012 at 4:48 PM

    Wolves attendances have been higher this year than in any point since Garnett was traded.

  2. fmlizard - Jan 16, 2012 at 5:19 PM

    This is a good sign…these aren’t the actions of a guy that can’t wait to leave town. They seem like a guy who is committed to making the situation he is in better rather than ducking out.

    • deadeyedesign23 - Jan 16, 2012 at 9:42 PM

      To be fair the reason he’s not trying to duck out is because it would require him leaving millions and millions of dollars on the table…which shouldn’t be the case, but it is.

  3. bearsstillsuck - Jan 16, 2012 at 6:37 PM

    Or a guy that’s trying to make himself look better to other teams.

  4. raidmagic - Jan 16, 2012 at 6:42 PM

    Gotta love that guy. No puñ intended

  5. seanb20124 - Jan 16, 2012 at 8:24 PM

    Who really wants to see Nba games live on back to back nights

  6. papacrick - Jan 16, 2012 at 8:39 PM

    So he’s doing this for anybody? What’s the limit? I’m not buying this. What if 8,000 people call for tickets? Is he really gonna shell out a quarter mil? I think not.. With that being said, The Wolves are the only Minnesota franchise worth watching these days which is pretty shocking. They went from perennial contenders to cellar dwellers in baseball and football. The collapse of the Twins is the most shocking. They are always good and now look like they are several years away from being competitive again.

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