Monday, February 20, 2006

Love & Basketball

No...we are not talking about the 2000 sports-romance movie starring Omar Epps and Sanaa Lathan. We're talking...Kevin Love. The 6-foot-10 junior center out of Lake Oswego, Oregon that is attracting a larger audience these days than that romance story pulled into multi-plexes around the nation. Kevin Love is a hot prospect being courted by the largest colleagic basketball factories in the USA. Love's celebrity status is drawing a lot of attention. So much so, that ESPN U television network recently taped Lake Oswego's home game against Three Rivers League challenger Oregon City High School. Although the game may not have been impressive to a national TV audience, Love sure was. He kicked in 37 points, captured 22 rebounds and basically owned the key on defense as the Lakers rolled to a 68-48 victory. Love and basketball...coming to a television network near you...and get ready for the fall of 2007 premier at a college campus, yet to be named.

Kevin Love towering over the Oregon City defense.

Good luck trying to stop a 6-foot-10 center when he wants to head to the hoop.

The standard "impromptu" cheerleader shot.

Close up, it may look like the crowd is going wild, but look behind "the crowd."

Love is getting as comfortable with the post game interviews as he is at the freethrow line.

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