Kevin Wesley Love, better known by his stage name Kevin Love, is an American professional basketball player, who is currently playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He won the 2016 NBA Championship for the Cavaliers, a four-time All-Star, and also won a gold medal for the USA men’s national team at the 2010 FIBA World Championship and the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Kevin Love Biography
Kevin Love was born on the 7th of September 1988, in Santa Monica, California, United States of America. He is currently 33 years old.
|Birth Name||Kevin Wesley Love|
|Date of Birth||September 7, 1988|
|Place of Birth||Santa Monica, California, U.S.|
|Age||33 years old|
|Profession||Professional Basketball Player|
Family and Education
Kevin Love is the second among three children to Karen and Stan Love, who was a former NBA player. He has an older brother named Collin Love and a younger sister named Emily Love. His uncle, Mike Love, is the founder of the band known as “The Beach Boys” while his aunt, Kathleen McCartney Hearst, was a former triathlete.
Kevin attended Lake Oswego High School in Oregon. During high school, Love was part of his school team Lake Oswego Lakers.
In July 2006, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) offered him a full scholarship to play for them. But during his freshman year, he pulled himself from the team and entered the 2008 NBA Draft.
Kevin Love Girlfriend
Love has been dating American actress and model, Cody Horn since 2014. They got engaged in January 2021.
|Height||Feet – 6 feet 10 inches|
Centimeters – 208 cm
Meters – 2.08 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 114 kg|
Pounds – 251 lbs
|Body Measurements||Chest – 47 inches|
Biceps – 16 inches
Waist – 37 inches
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Shoe Size||19 (US)|
|Distinctive Features||Towering Height|
On October 29, 2008, Kevin Love made his NBA debut against Sacramento Kings, playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves, in which he scored 12 points, grabbing a total of 9 rebounds. Minnesota won the match scoring 98-96 over the Sacramento Kings.
Shooting, Dribbling, Post Moves, Fundamentals, Scoring
Defense, Energy, Strength and Explosiveness, Leadership
Kevin first appeared in the TV series Entourage as himself in 2010. He, then, appeared as himself in the sports talk show Rome Is Burning.
In 2011, Kevin signed a lucrative 6 year deal with the Chinese shoe company 361 Degrees and also invested a hefty amount of money in a lifestyle online retailer, 12Society. In 2016, Love became the new style ambassador and campaign model for the Banana Republic.
- Subjects in School – Business related
- Sport to watch outside Basketball – NFL
- Team – Dallas (NFL)
Kevin Love Net Worth
Kevin Love’s net worth stands at $50 million US dollars as of 2023 with an annual salary of $22 million US dollars. Look How much he made every year from 2008 to 2017 –
- 2008 – $3,163,680
- 2010 – $3,638,280
- 2011 – $4,609,704
- 2012 – $13,668,750
- 2013 – $14,693,906
- 2015 – $15 million
Social Media Portfolio
Over the year, Kevin has accrued an immense fan base on social media and has more than 3 million followers on Twitter, 3.1 million followers on Instagram, and 1.8 million followers on Facebook.
Kevin Love Facts
He began playing basketball from a very young age. His inclination towards the sport came after watching the tapes of Wes Unseld, a former NBA star that played for the Baltimore / Washington Bullets.
Love was named consensus first-team All-American, Pac-10 Player of the Year, All-Pac-10, and Pac-10 Freshman of the Year.
Love was named a consensus First Team All-American and was voted the player of the year in the Pac-12 Conference.
He appeared in the 2010 NBA All-Star Weekend Rookie Challenge.
In 2011, he signed a record contract worth $62 million with Minnesota Timber Wolves. Though he demanded for five years and wanted to be the team’s designated player, they mutually settled on four years with a player option for Love to opt-out after the third year.
In August 2014, Kevin was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a three-team trade.
On June 24, 2015, Love opted out of the final year of his contract, worth $16.7 million in 2015–16, to return to free agency.
Love graced the cover for the video game NCAA Basketball 09.
He was one of the featured stars in the film Gunnin’ for That No. 1 Spot.
He appeared as himself on the Disney Channel show The Suite Life on Deck during the season 3 episode Twister: Part 1 along with Dwight Howard and Deron Williams.
Kevin appeared in the HBO television series Entourage in its seventh season finale Lose Yourself.