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Love of Life

It seems as the season progresses, the more we hear about Kevin Love and what a great guy he is.

Yahoo sports despite employing liars like Dan Wetzel has put out a nice touchy feely piece on our favorite freshman center.

Here are some bits from the story.  It is too long to copy and paste even if I wanted to.  So some highlights:

Eight months into his career as a UCLA Bruin, and Kevin Love can't even get a burrito.

At least not without an interruption.

Last week, as Love made his way to Rubio's Baja Grill, the freshman center was approached by a pair of fawning coeds at the Ackerman Union.

"Oh ... my ... God - Kevin Love!" one of them said. "You are such a good basketball player!"

Jason King is very concerned with burrito consumption, but we all have our obsessions.  Either way the story goes into great detail on who Kevin is as a person and what an overall quality human being he is. On a mantle in his school - close to the jar filled with glass from the backboard he shattered - is a picture of Love sitting in the middle of his high school gymnasium, surrounded by a group of children.

Love made a habit of pulling up a chair after each of his games to talk with and get to know the kids who view him as an idol. The personality trait is one that began to reveal itself at an early age.

When Love was in elementary school he befriended a young boy named Billy who was born with a mental handicap. When Billy invited his entire class to his birthday party, Love was one of the few who actually showed up. And he spent the night.

"They got to high school," Karen said, "and Kevin was walking down the hall one day and saw some kids were teasing him. Kevin walked up, put his arm around the kid and said, 'You don't ever mess with him. He's my friend.'"

When Love was a senior at Lake Oswego, a parent jokingly sent word to Love about how great it would be if he could show up at his son's birthday party that weekend. Needless to say a few jaws dropped when Love walked through the door.

"It was fun," Love said. "We ate ice cream and played dodge ball."

While most of the article is stuff we all know, it is nice to see it on display.  Plus it gives even more reason to love him.  (Pun not intended, but left in anyway.)

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of BruinsNation's (BN) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of BN's editors.</em>

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