You might not peg him as the loquacious type, but Kevin Love likes to talk. He broke the news that Kevin McHale was going to be fired as Timberwolves coach. He readily admitted that he had no idea what the T-Wolves’ plan for the future was. Basically, if he’s asked a question, he’ll answer it honestly. It hasn’t got him in to trouble yet, so it’s safe to assume he’ll keep on keeping on.
Now that he’s is a blogger for GQ (?), he has a very public forum for his views. First up are the Vegas oddsmakers who disrespected his team and ESPN’s Bill Simmons who took it a step further.
K-LOVE says they need to shut their stupid faces.
I wanna end this first post with a message for my man over at ESPN, Bill Simmons. I heard that on his podcast, he was going through all the Vegas over-unders for every NBA team’s 2010-11 season win totals. Apparently, according to Vegas, the over-under for our team is the lowest in the league, just 23.5 wins. Well, first of all, f— them. No, I’m just kidding! But then I heard Bill took the under on our team—he said he thinks we’re gonna win LESS than 23.5 games. Well, OK, Bill. You’re my guy. You’re a good friend. But you take it out on the Timberwolves a little too much. You need to give us a little more respect! And don’t worry, that respect will be earned. We will GLADLY show you. Mark my words: we’re going over 30 wins this year.
Oh, snap. Kevin Love is naming names and making guarantees. He doesn’t even care if there are complicated algorithms used to determine how many wins each team will end up with or if you’re a good friend who has professed his love, Kevin Love will make you respect him and his team. He’s a Gentleman’s Quarterly blogger now, and he’s setting the record straight.
So mark his words — “[The Timberwolves are] going over 30 wins this year.” — because you don’t want to have Kevin Love call you out on the Internet for forgetting, especially when you’re just trying to figure out whether or not cargo pants are cool this year.