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Kevin Love reminds NBA fans amid virus pandemic: 'Be kind'

Mar 18, 2020 - 3:26 PM

NBA star Kevin Love says everyone should be mindful of their words and actions because there are a lot of people who 'have it worse than we do'

TRUE CHAMP. Kevin Love delivers a powerful message amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo from Instagram/@cavs

Cavs star Love pledges $100,000 to support idled arena workers

Mar 13, 2020 - 1:03 PM

All-Star Kevin Love donates to support the arena workers who 'had a sudden life shift due to the suspension of the NBA season'

ALL LOVE. As the NBA suspension deals a big financial blow to many workers, Kevin Love decides to lend help. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

Love's labor lost as 9th US NBA player shuns FIBA World Cup

Jul 25, 2019 - 9:49 AM

Opting to focus on the upcoming season, NBA star players have rejected the call to suit up for Team USA in the 2019 Basketball World Cup in China

NO LOVE. Cavs star Kevin Love has played a key role in the US’ title romp in previous World Cup and Olympic editions. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Cavs' Love to miss 6 weeks after foot surgery

Nov 03, 2018 - 8:21 AM

Kevin Love's extended absence is another blow to a Cleveland squad still reeling from the departure of superstar LeBron James

SIDELINED. Kevin Love played through pain in the the Cavs’ first 4 games of the season. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: LeBron James, Kevin Love thank Ty Lue after Cavs firing

Oct 29, 2018 - 1:35 AM

After an abrupt sacking, coach Tyronn Lue gets showered with appreciation by his past and present Cavs players

Coach Tyronn Lue and LeBron James. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Cavaliers bullish on future without LeBron James

Oct 14, 2018 - 1:14 PM

After losing the 'best player in the world,' Kevin Love thinks the Cleveland Cavaliers are all set for a fresh start

CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 06: Kevin Love #0 of the Cleveland Cavaliers runs down court against the Golden State Warriors during Game Three of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 6, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Love signs extension with Cavaliers

Jul 25, 2018 - 8:48 AM

Cavs pillar Kevin Love agrees to a new contract deal worth $120 million over 4 years

CORNERSTONE. Kevin Love says he joined the Cleveland Cavaliers with 'a long-term mindset.' Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Love cleared, set to play in NBA Finals opener after concussion

Jun 01, 2018 - 7:56 AM

Cleveland's top rebounder completes the league's concussion protocol in time for the Cavs' title showdown against the Golden State Warriors

BACK ON COURT. Cleveland forward Kevin Love shoots some hoops during the Cavaliers  workout a day before their NBA Finals duel against the defending champion Warriors. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Love questionable for NBA Finals 2018 opener

May 30, 2018 - 9:42 AM

One of the key pillars of the Cleveland Cavaliers remains in concussion protocol

KEY COG. The Cavaliers certainly need Kevin Love in their bid to upset the defending champion Warriors. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

No Love for Cavaliers in Game 7 vs Celtics

May 27, 2018 - 8:44 AM

Cleveland forward Kevin Love, the team's second-leading scorer and top rebounder, gets placed in the NBA concussion protocol

LOVE OUT. The Cleveland Cavaliers clash with the Boston Celtics in a do-or-die Game 7 minus key cog Kevin Love. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Kevin Love unleashes quarterback skills in Cavs' Game 4 win

May 22, 2018 - 12:25 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers forward shows off his talents in front of 2018 NFL no. 1 pick Baker Mayfield

LOVE FOR NFL? Kevin Love tallies 9 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists which includes the famed full-court pass. Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images/AFP

NBA begins to address mental health among athletes

Apr 30, 2018 - 3:20 PM

Despite being busy with the playoffs, Toronto Raptors star DeMar DeRozan and Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love are helping jump start the NBA's program

MORE THAN BASKETBALL. The NBA goes beyond basketball as it tackles mental health.

How DeMar DeRozan became an NBA champion without a ring

Mar 09, 2018 - 7:24 PM

A Tweet by DeRozan opens the door to more admissions that some NBA stars are going through depression

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Cavaliers edge Heat, Celtics thump Knicks

Feb 01, 2018 - 2:38 PM

"King" James prevents James Johnson from getting a shot off at the final buzzer as Cleveland wins its first game since Kevin Love was sidelined with a broken hand

SLAM. LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers drives to the basket while playing the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena on January 30, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 125-114. Photo Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Isaiah Thomas reportedly calls out Kevin Love in fiery Cavs team meeting

Jan 24, 2018 - 6:49 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers skid to their 10th loss in 13 games

FAKER. Isaiah Thomas and other players accuse Kevin Love of faking an illness on the day of their embarrassing loss to Thunder. Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images/AFP (Thomas) and Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP (Love)

Cavs hang on to end Bulls' seven-game winning streak

Dec 22, 2017 - 1:20 PM

LeBron James contributes 34 while Kevin Love adds 27 in the win over Chicago

HOME WIN. The Cavs get a boost of momentum heading into their Christmas Day showdown with the Golden State Warriors. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Cavaliers seek answers as Warriors eye perfect title run

Jun 06, 2017 - 9:17 AM

The Cleveland Cavaliers only have one mission come game 3 of the best of 7 championships series Defend our home court

Cavs plan ferocious physicality against Warriors in NBA Finals Game 2

Jun 04, 2017 - 11:34 AM

After suffering a dreadful loss in Game 1 the Cleveland Cavaliers promise Game 2 of the NBA Finals to be an all in one wrestling boxing and track match against the Golden State Warriors

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 01: Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers is defended by Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors during the second half of Game 1 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 1, 2017 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Not Batman’s Robin: Irving emerging as Cavs’ second leader

May 26, 2017 - 7:55 PM

With the Cleveland Cavaliers going to the NBA Finals again Kyrie Irving needs to lead now more than ever

SECOND IN COMMAND. Kyrie Irving, 25, has evolved into a superstar talent with blazing competitive fire who is not afraid to hold even the great LeBron James to account Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images North America/AFP

Cavs coach doesn't blame LeBron after loss to Celtics

May 23, 2017 - 1:23 PM

Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue believes the entire team not just LeBron James is to blame for the Celtics Game 3 victory

The real Kevin Love: How quickly they forgot

May 20, 2017 - 10:59 PM

Now more than ever the Cleveland Cavaliers could use a little more Love

Cavs send Celtics to second straight disheartening loss

May 20, 2017 - 11:32 AM

The Cleveland Cavaliers establish a new NBA playoff record by holding a 41 point halftime lead over the Boston Celtics

EASY WIN. The Cavs win their second straight over the number one-seeded Celtics in Boston. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images/AFP

The 5 worst superstar performances so far in the NBA playoffs

May 12, 2017 - 7:06 PM

Ever athlete has a bad day once in a while even the greatest

FIZZLED. James Harden's Game 6 performance against the San Antonio Spurs is possibly the most pathetic playoff performance from a superstar in the modern era, the writer opines. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Love returns for Cavs, but Irving leaves with sore knee

Mar 17, 2017 - 5:38 PM

Kevin Love scores 10 points in his first game in over a month as the Cavs beat the Jazz

COMEBACK CAV. Kevin Love returned to action for the Cavaliers. File photo by Jason Szenes/EPA

Carmelo Anthony replaces injured Kevin Love in NBA All-Star Game

Feb 16, 2017 - 11:55 AM

Anthony has been selected by NBA commissioner Adam Silver to make his 10th All Star game appearance

NEW YORK STATE OF MIND. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 23.2 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists over 55 games this season. File photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

Love seeks second opinion on knee injury

Feb 14, 2017 - 4:09 PM

Kevin Love 28 underwent a scan on the knee on Sunday after experiencing pain in the joint during Saturday s 125 109 win over Denver

SECOND OPINION. This file photo taken on January 28, 2017 shows Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Joffrey Lauvergne of the Oklahoma City Thunder during the first half at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Love is to seek a second opinion on his left knee after undergoing a scan at the weekend.  Gregory Shamus / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Knee injury means no Love for Cavs on Valentine's Day

Feb 13, 2017 - 3:51 PM

Kevin Love will not play against his former team the Minnesota Timbervoles after undergoing an MRI on his sore left knee

WHERE IS THE LOVE. Kevin Love will be out of action against the Minnesota Timberwolves due to soreness in his left knee. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Love-less Cavaliers fall to Mavericks

Jan 31, 2017 - 1:53 PM

An up tempo Dallas attack proves more than Cleveland could stand a night after defeating Oklahoma City

Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers dribbles the ball against Yogi Ferrell #11 of the Dallas Mavericks in the first half at American Airlines Center on January 30, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Kevin Love questionable for Suns game with sore back

Jan 19, 2017 - 12:42 PM

Kevin Love missed full contract drills for the Cleveland Cavaliers and could be sidelined when the reigning NBA champions play host to Phoenix

BACK WOES. Newly-acquired Kyle Korver could get his first start with the Cavs if Kevin Love sits out against the Phoenix Suns. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

No Irving, no problem as Cavs maul Grizzlies

Dec 14, 2016 - 11:45 AM

Kyrie Irving is given the night off after complaining of tiredness in his legs after last weekend s victory over the Charlotte Hornets

STEPPING UP. Kevin Love together with LeBron James step up in the absence of Kyrie Irving for the Cavs. File Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Kevin Love nears record with 34 points in one quarter

Nov 24, 2016 - 12:14 PM

Against the Portland Trail Blazers Love is all you need

LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED. Kevin Love caught fire early, coming within 3 points of tying Klay Thompson's record for most points in a single quarter. File photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

James returns for Cavs blowout over Pistons

Nov 19, 2016 - 12:35 PM

The Cavaliers improve to a 10 2 record in their title defense season

Irving, Love spark unbeaten Cavs despite Harden heroics

Nov 02, 2016 - 11:18 AM

The reigning NBA Finals champions are 4 0 for the first time since the start of the 2000 2001 season 16 years ago

4-0. Kyrie Irving and defending champions Cleveland Cavaliers remain unbeaten so far in the new NBA season. Jamie Sabau/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron drops 23 as Cavs win ugly over Magic

Oct 30, 2016 - 1:45 PM

LeBron James highlights the win with a monster dunk over Nikola Vucevic

STAYING ALIVE. LeBron James scores 23 points to go along with 9 assists and 6 rebounds as the Cavs remained unbeaten. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: The Undertaker greets Cleveland Cavs on opening night

Oct 28, 2016 - 2:23 PM

The Undertaker shows up to the Cavs season opener as they start their NBA title defense in peace

KEEP ROLLING. The Undertaker hung out with Kevin Love and the Cleveland Cavaliers before the Cavs Tombstoned the New York Knicks. Photo from

Cavaliers not considering trading Kevin Love - report

Aug 25, 2016 - 3:53 PM

Sources close to the Cavs say moving him is not even remotely a consideration

UNRESISTABLE LOVE. Cleveland's Kevin Love has re-signed a deal to keep him with the Cavaliers. Photo from the Cavaliers' Facebook Page

WATCH: Kevin Love channels Stone Cold with beer celebration

Jun 20, 2016 - 12:55 PM

Stone Cold Kevin Love celebrates his first NBA Championship with a double can beer chug

STONE COLD KEVIN LOVE. Kevin Love celebrated the Cavs' Game 7 victory by knocking back a few Steve-weisers. Screenshot from Vine

WATCH: Irving buries clutch championship-clinching 3-pointer in Game 7

Jun 20, 2016 - 12:20 PM

Kyrie Irving hits the dagger triple as the Cavaliers win the NBA championship

Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Cavs beat Warriors in Game 7 for first NBA title

Jun 20, 2016 - 10:37 AM

LeBron James delivers on his promise to give the city of Cleveland its first major sports championship since 1964

WATCH: LeBron James shouts at Kevin Love during Game 5

Jun 15, 2016 - 5:22 PM

Kevin Love had few highlights in Game 5 but managed to get a stern talking to from LeBron James

TOUGH LOVE. Kevin Love, seen here going for the ball against Steph Curry, wanted to high five LeBron James but instead got some yelling. Photo by JOHN G. MABANGLO/EPA

NBA Finals: Concussion-hit Love remains uncertain for Cavs

Jun 08, 2016 - 12:18 PM

Kevin Love does not take part in practice and Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue says a decision will be made on Love come game day

BLOW. The Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love (C) gets up and walks on the court after absorbing a blow to the head by Harrison Barnes' elbow. Photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA

WATCH: Big plays in Warriors' rout of Cavs in Game 2

Jun 06, 2016 - 12:47 PM

Check out the full highlights from Game 2 of the NBA Finals

GAME 2. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (R) goes to the basket against Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (L). Photo by BOB DONNAN/USA TODAY SPORTS/EPA

WATCH: Kevin Love hit by elbow to back of head in Game 2

Jun 06, 2016 - 12:10 PM

Kevin Love gets hit by Harrison Barnes as Barnes tries to go for the rebound in the second quarter

BLOW. Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love (C) gets up and walks on the court after absorbing a blow to the head by Harrison Barnes' elbow. Photo by JOHN G. MABANGLO/EPA

Irving, Love key to Cavaliers resurgence – LeBron

May 29, 2016 - 6:04 PM

Cleveland s Big Three are all in rude health as they look towards next week s NBA Finals against either Golden State or Oklahoma City

RESURGENCE. LeBron James (R) says Kyrie Irving (L) and Kevin Love being healthy is key to the Cleveland Cavaliers' run to the NBA Finals. Photo by ERIK S. LESSER/EPA

Cavs slaughter Raptors in Eastern Conference Finals opener

May 18, 2016 - 11:43 AM

The Cleveland Cavaliers remain undefeated in the playoffs setting a franchise record with a 31 point victory over Toronto

NBA: Cavaliers have Pistons on the ropes

Apr 23, 2016 - 2:41 PM

LeBron James Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love score at least 20 points each as Cleveland moves to 3 0 against Detroit

3-0. Kyrie Irving (R) celebrates his late fourth quarter 3-pointer with LeBron James while playing the Detroit Pistons in game 3 of the NBA Eastern Conference quarterfinals. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Irving drops 31 as Cavs edge Pistons in Game 1

Apr 18, 2016 - 8:45 AM

The Pistons do all they can to steal an away win but fall short against the combined 81 points of LeBron James Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving

WATCH: Cavaliers’ Kevin Love hurts shoulder again

Feb 11, 2016 - 11:13 AM

Love is averaging 15 8 points and 10 4 rebounds a game this season

NBA: LeBron James reaches milestone in win over Pistons

Jan 30, 2016 - 3:16 PM

LeBron James is the youngest player ever to reach the 26 000 career points

26,000. LeBron James breaches the 26,000-point mark in the NBA. Photo by LARRY W. SMITH/EPA

Cavs bounce back from Dubs drubbing to beat Clippers

Jan 22, 2016 - 3:58 PM

LeBron James scored 22 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers put an embarrassing defeat further behind them by defeating the Los Angeles Clippers

BOUNCE BACK. LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers used a balanced effort to defeat the Los Angeles Clippers. File photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images/AFP