Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star Kevin Love to Play Beach Volleyball During NBA Lockout
There may be an NBA lockout, but that won’t stop Kevin Love from dunking around a net.
Of course, Love has some things to take care of before he starts thinking about digs and spikes — namely, finding a partner. So far, Love doesn’t have one, which could hinder him, since there are two players per team.
Despite the fact he’s flying solo for the moment, Love — who last season became the first NBA player to score 30 points and corral 30 rebounds in one game in nearly three decades — is upbeat about moving from the hardwood to the sand. He said, “I thought it was a great idea, a way for me to be out in the sun, be active and have fun during the lockout. It’s sport, it’s active, it’s a way to stay in shape, so I just thought it was a home run.”
Love, whose father played volleyball against Wilt Chamberlain, said he decided to give beach volleyball a try when tour sponsor Jose Cuervo approached him. Still, he knows he’s a long shot to take the title at the tournament. He said, “I’m not necessarily expecting to win, but I’m expecting to go out there and compete.”