HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — At least one piece of this season’s MVP puzzle is over.
Kevin Love‘s unabashed love of the game has landed him the top spot, if there was a power forward only category of the KIA Race to the MVP Ladder. Since that’s not the case, Love will have to settle for being crowned the best power forward in basketball. And we are bestowing that honor upon the Minnesota Timberwolves’ All-Star with plenty of basketball to be played this season.
Love’s body of work to this point is head and shoulders above his peers at the position. He’s doing it night in and night out, going head-to-head against all of the other contenders for the top spot and scoring knockout after knockout.
The only thing left for Love to do is to make sure the Timberwolves secure that playoff bid they’ve been chasing all season. Do that and his rise on the KIA Race to the MVP Ladder will shift into overdrive. He might not catch LeBron James and Kevin Durant at the top, but he’ll have staked his claim to top-five territory.
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