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Kevin Love’s top 10 career plays with the Timberwolves (VIDEO)

Aug 24, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

If we’re being completely honest, there are few who are qualified to identify what are truly the top plays of Kevin Love‘s career with the Timberwolves.

Unless you were the team’s beat writer during the six years he played there, one of the team’s relatively few die-hard fans or a season ticket holder, you probably haven’t suffered through every game of Love’s career in Minnesota, considering how bad the team was during that time.

But the fine folks at the NBA did their best to put together a compilation of Love’s top plays, so, here we are. The ones selected seem to fall in line with what we’ve come to expect from Love — the ability to hit contested threes, drive for slam dunks, and throw length-of-the-court outlet passes with precision.

Love no longer has to do it on his own now that he’s a member of the Cavaliers, but this reel is a reminder of just what he’s capable of, and why Cleveland didn’t hesitate for a moment to part with the top overall picks of the last two drafts in order to obtain his services.

  1. ProBasketballPundit - Aug 24, 2014 at 12:11 PM

    How did they not call a foul on #3?

  2. cantonbound13 - Aug 24, 2014 at 12:19 PM

    Big money for no playoff appearances.

    • k3nn3k - Aug 24, 2014 at 1:07 PM

      KG had the same problem with the same team. Then he won one. .. now you can’t criticize him for that any more. Love is on the same path, so try posting this comment 2 years from now, it won’t be true.

      • blackman24 - Aug 24, 2014 at 6:33 PM

        KG took the Wolves to the Playoffs 8 straight years after his rookie season, Love took the Wolves 0 times, not even close you fool. Kevin Love is a joke!!

      • campcouch - Aug 24, 2014 at 8:28 PM

        Ah, but KG definitely had better players around him in Minnesota during his playoff runs.

      • moseskkim - Aug 24, 2014 at 8:42 PM

        Kg made the playoffs perennially and to the homie saying kg “definitely” had better players.. Are y kidding me? Sczerbiak and troy hudson sam mitchell joe smith? Yeah marbury was a good player but he did not have his head on straight. The reason kg left was he wanted good players around him! Same for love but were saying the difference is kg made the playoffs year in year out. Id have prime kg 100 times before prime love

      • cantonbound13 - Aug 25, 2014 at 5:10 AM

        KG was a much, much better player. Defensively there is no comparison.

  3. mnsadsportsfan - Aug 24, 2014 at 12:40 PM

    Where are the playoff highlights? oh wait…

  4. seasickcecil - Aug 24, 2014 at 1:17 PM

    There are no playoff hi lights in his past. And if he would have stayed with the T-Wolves there would be none in the future. Very hard to win when management is screwing things up all around you.

  5. succulentnipples - Aug 24, 2014 at 1:42 PM

    Big John Football top ten.

  6. montrealknowledge - Aug 24, 2014 at 3:16 PM

    #1 move, getting out of Minny.

  7. campcouch - Aug 24, 2014 at 8:22 PM

    Sad to see a star leave his original team, but just like LeBron/Cleveland part 1, if you can’ get help, move on. T-Wolves should’ve given him that 5 year like he wanted and this wouldn’t be a story. At least he gave Minnesota time to get a deal instead of walking.

  8. seasickcecil - Aug 24, 2014 at 9:17 PM

    Someone correct me if I’m wrong but I don’t think the western conference was as tough then as it is now. Minny makes the playoffs in the east last year.

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