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  1. Kevin Love gets it — team losses bigger than double-double streak

    Mar 8, 2011, 11:26 AM EDT

    Kevin Love

    Make no mistake — Kevin Love’s streak of 51 consecutive double-doubles is impressive. It shows not only desire and some skills, it shows a guy bringing it every night. In today’s NBA that is something that deserves some recognition. But the streak has not led to wins. The Timberwolves are 11-40 in those 51 games,…

  2. Video: Kevin Love ties the double-double record

    Mar 8, 2011, 8:23 AM EDT

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    We’ll admit, we have questions about just how big a milestone this really is, but it is still an impressive accomplishment. Kevin Love had his 51st consecutive double-double Monday night, tying the NBA record. Here’s a little video of how it went down.

  3. Kevin Love ties Moses Malone with record 51 straight double-doubles

    Mar 7, 2011, 10:08 PM EDT

    Kevin Love

    With a three pointer from straight away in the third quarter Tuesday night, Kevin Love recorded his 51st consecutive double-double (at least 10 points and 10 rebounds). That tied Moses Malone for the all-time record. Well, all-time modern record (post NBA/ABA merger). Turns out Wilt Chamberlain did it 224 times back in the day. But…

  4. Kevin Love says there was a lot of recruiting going on All-Star weekend

    Mar 7, 2011, 1:10 PM EDT

    The Taco Bell Skills Challenge

    Lest you think that star players trying to recruit others stars was just some isolated little fad, we bring you Kevin Love. If he doesn’t sign an extension with the Timberwolves (and they plan on offering him a max deal or at least near it), Love could be a restricted free agent in 2012. (Well,…

  5. PBT Friday Morning One Liners

    Mar 4, 2011, 11:05 AM EDT

    Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics

    I am not a fan of the franchise tag for the NBA. Danny Nowell at Magic Basketball does a great job explaining why this is a bad idea. The Timberwolves are going to offer Kevin Love a lot of money. This story says $70 million, but that is this CBA’s number. However, whatever the max…

  6. The scent of an All-Star

    Feb 22, 2011, 2:40 PM EDT

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    We bring you a brief break from the post ‘Melodrama drama…. To talk about scents. You all know about Unbreakable, the new scent by Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian. Heck, you’re probably wearing it right now. Admit it. We won’t think any less of you. What if other players were to start their own line?…

  7. Quote of the Day: David Kahn declares mission accomplished

    Feb 17, 2011, 6:41 PM EDT

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    “There is no more rebuilding. There are no more wholesale changes. I like a lot of players on the team and I expect them to be here a long time.” – Timberwolves General Manager David Kahn on the state of the team. The Timberwolves’ young core of players currently consists of two undersized power forwards…

  8. Kevin Love got away with one Tuesday night

    Feb 9, 2011, 2:49 PM EDT

    Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics

    Kevin Love, he of the Wes Unseld-like outlet passes, picked up a sweet length-of-the-court assist last night. Thing of beauty. Check it out. But it was a rules violation. Watch it again. Love never comes out of bounds after grabbing the ball (following a made shot), he just gets one foot out of bounds and…

  9. PBT Wednesday morning one liners

    Feb 9, 2011, 9:16 AM EDT

    Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics

    Kevin Love’s 20 and 14 Tuesday night gave him 38 consecutive double -doubles this season, just six short of the all-time consecutive double-double streak belonging to Moses Malone. He could tie it against Memphis Feb. 23 and break it Feb. 24 against New Orleans, both at home Steve Nash, once again, saying he does not…

  10. NBA players flexible when it comes to yoga

    Feb 8, 2011, 11:55 PM EDT

    Yoga Aid Challenge 2009 Takes Place Around Australia

    My wife (if I tried to go with a cute name like Mrs. BasketballTalk I’d be sleeping on the couch for a week, so we’ll stick with wife) has long said that there needs to be a class called “Yoga for dudes.” Men tend to turn away from the crunchy “be at one and breathe…

  11. Video: Watch Kevin Love learn he is an All-Star

    Feb 7, 2011, 2:31 PM EDT

    Kevin Love

    Fun little video from the people at Recording NBA History: They were inside the Timberwolves locker room when Kevin Love learned he will be an NBA All-Star this season. Kurt Rambis gives the news… and you wonder how much the cameras in the room changed the amount of ribbing Love would have taken from teammates.…

  12. Kevin Love selected to replace Yao Ming in the All-Star Game

    Feb 4, 2011, 7:36 PM EDT

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    UPDATE (7:36 PM EST): The league has announced that Kevin Love will indeed serve as Yao Ming’s injury replacement for the All-Star Game. Before we all get too excited: what does it say about the All-Star system that there’s actual jubilation when players are chosen correctly? At this point, it should be regarded as truth…

  13. Andre Miller is not on the Blake Griffin All-Star Bandwagon

    Feb 4, 2011, 11:28 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers v Dallas Mavericks

    Blake Griffin — the rookie highlight package of the Clippers — is in the All-Star Game. Kevin Love and his video game stats are out. LaMarcus Aldridge in Portland is out as well. Andre Miller, the Trail Blazers point guard, thinks that’s a travesty, as Jason Quick reported in the Oregonian. “It’s all publicity and…

  14. Four Celtics but no Love among All-Star Game reserves

    Feb 3, 2011, 8:11 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Boston Celtics, Game 6

    David Stern has some work to do out West. The coaches’ selections for the seven All-Star Game reserves for each conference came out and the East went pretty much to form. Now David Stern gets to add one player to that list and he has some pretty clear choices. The Western Conference? That’s hard. You can…

  15. These should be your All-Star Game reserves

    Jan 28, 2011, 5:20 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Boston Celtics

    The fans have spoken — the 10 NBA All-Star Game starters have been chosen. And as we said before, good on ya. The fans did well this time around. The way this works is the fans pick the five starters, then the coaches (or more likely an assistant coach, or the video guy, or the…

  16. Kevin Love’s glamorous All-Star campaign video

    Jan 27, 2011, 5:06 PM EDT

    Kevin Love

    When you think of high fashion in the NBA who do you think of. Well, after Dwyane Wade. And Amar’e Stoudemire. And Lamar Odom. Eventually you would get to Kevin Love. Eventually. He has some style. But he has gone the glamorous route for the video touting his All-Star campaign.

  17. The Rubio Dilemma deepens for Wolves

    Jan 23, 2011, 12:30 PM EDT

    Spain v USA

    Ricky Rubio is supposed to be the savior. That’s the plan. He’s the piece that will come in and make all the misfit toys shine like new. And to be honest, even with the Timberwolves sucking for another year, the idea of Rubio being added to Micheal Beasley and Kevin Love with Wes Johnson thrown…

  18. Kahn says not to expect big moves from Timberwolves

    Jan 10, 2011, 11:40 PM EDT

    Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics

    Sure, the Timberwolves are 9-29, the third worst record in the league. But to hear Team President David Kahn is to hear someone preach of a Zen like patience and understanding. To hear someone who understands their chance will come and not to rush headlong into anything. That or it’s to hear someone trying to…

  19. Westbrook, Love thinking about making a “Big Three” in Oklahoma City?

    Jan 4, 2011, 7:21 PM EDT

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    We all know that Kevin Love is great. The 22-year old Love is almost indisputably the NBA’s best rebounder, launches threes like a guard and makes 43% of them, knows how to score inside, and is an exceptional passer for a big man. He’s not quite a go-to scorer, and his defense is an issue,…

  20. Nuggets called Timberwolves about Kevin Love last summer

    Dec 29, 2010, 8:12 PM EDT

    Kevin Love

    It seemed last season that the Minnesota Timberwolves didn’t have a ton of love for Kevin Love. This season his play demanded it. But before the Wolves caught on, there were teams that recognized what the Wolves had and they coveted it. Nuggets coach George Karl said Wednesday that Denver called Minnesota about Kevin Love’s availability last…

  21. Kurt Rambis sees Kevin Love as the evolution of the power forward

    Dec 20, 2010, 11:35 PM EDT

    Love_Rambis

    Kurt Rambis was a power forward who did what power forwards of his generation were supposed to do — get in the paint, bang, get rebounds and do the dirty work. Now he is coaching Kevin Love, who is having a breakout season doing some dirty work like rebounding — and doing that better than…

  22. Kevin Love joins rare, sad company

    Dec 19, 2010, 10:30 AM EDT

    Minnesota Timberwolves v Denver Nuggets

    The following players have scored 43 points or more, grabbed 17 rebounds or more, and lost the game. Hakeem Olajuwon (x2) (52,18; 46, 19) Chris Webber (51, 26) Patrick Ewing (51, 18) Kevin Garnett (47, 17) Shaquille O’Neal (46, 21) Charles Barkley (44, 17) Zach Randolph (43, 17) David Robinson (43, 17)   And now,…

  23. Kevin Love knows coats

    Dec 6, 2010, 10:28 PM EDT

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    Live in Minnesota in the winter, you get to know coats. Well. So that brings us to Kevin Love — rebounding machine, Team USA member, pretty shooting stroke, lover of coats. Yes, lover of coats. Hence this short movie you see below. (via Ball Don’t Lie) It’s all for a good cause — which is…

  24. Timberwolves Tolliver out 6-8 weeks with knee sprain

    Dec 6, 2010, 2:04 PM EDT

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    Just so we’re clear, in Timberwolves vocabulary “a while” is six to eight weeks. Anthony Tolliver sprained his knee last Friday and the team’s official twitter account said he would be out “a while” on Saturday, with an MRI to come. The MRI came Monday and it showed an MCL sprain that will keep him…

  25. Wolves Anthony Tolliver out for “a while” with sprained knee

    Dec 5, 2010, 6:00 PM EDT

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    Anthony Tolliver — the guy better known as “why are they playing him and not Kevin Love more?” — will be out for “a while” with a sprained right knee, the team announced. He will get another evaluation on Monday that may give us a better timeline for his return. He sprained it Friday night…

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