Kevin Love is an American NBA basketball player, playing as a center for Cleveland Cavaliers.

Early years

He was born on September 7, 1988 in Santa Monica, California. He has two siblings, and since his father Stan was also an NBA player, he grew up surrounded by basketball.His father’s last  club was San Antonio Spurs.

His uncle was a singer in the famous music group Beach Boys so he was surrounded by success from his early age. Soon he showed his inhareted talent for basketball and continued the same path of success as his family members did.

He went to Lake Oswego High School in Oregon and he played for their school team. In high school he had very high average score point so no one was really surprised when he finished school as the leading player in basketball in the state of Oregon.

After his impressive High School basketball career he was admitted to UCLA. His decision to play for UCLA has upset his college fans who wanted him to continue playing for Oregon, and they  started abusing him and his family in the court and through leaving messages on his phone or at home.

He left UCLA Bruins after collecting all the titles one player can get: The Freshman of the Year, The Player of the Year, All- American etc.

Career development

In 2008 he declared himself available for the NBA draft. He was chosen by the Memphis Grizzlies and exchanged with Minnesota Timberwolves. He finished his first season in a great manner: he was named the best  of all rookies. After Hakeem Olayuwon he got the chance to be the first rookie in the league for his awesome playing statistics.

In 2011 he was chosen to play in the NBA All-Star game for the first time.

He was a member of the Olympic Team in 2012.

In 2014 he joined the Cleveland Cavaliers and he is still playing in the same team.Two years later, for the first time in his career, he received something he really wished for: a championship ring.

Personal life

At UCLA he was ina relationship with Elise Novak who was a cheerleader. She finished medical school and they separated after. From 2012 he was in a relationship with a known actress and amodel Cody Horn.

Now he is dating a famous fashion model Kate Bock. She is a swimmsuit model for the Sports Illustrated. He introduced her to his fans by posting a selfie with her after the Cavaliers won the championship.

Philantropic work

He is taking part in NBA’s Hoops for St. Jude charity program. It is a programme for supporting St. Jude Research Hospital and includes fundraising and visiting the children which are struggling with childhood cancer.

He is always responding to any charity event and thinks that famous people can help in understanding and raising awarness for this disease.

Quick summary

Full name: Kevin Wesley Love

Date of Birth: September 7, 1988

Birth Place: Santa Monica, California

Age: 29

Proffession: professional basketball player

Height: 2,08 m

Weight: 114 kg

Net worth: $ 44 million