Kevin Love Net Worth

April 23, 2023
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Kevin Wesley Love was born in Santa Monica, California, USA on 7 September 1988. He is a basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and was part of the gold-winning US teams at the 2010 International Basketball Federation (FIBA) World Championship and the 2012 London Summer Olympics.

Just how rich is Kevin Love? Sources indicate that he has an estimated net worth of $44 million, earned through his professional basketball career, including endorsements.

Kevin Love Net Worth $44 Million

Love was born the second of three children to parents Karen and Stan Love, a former NBA player. He is the cousin of Beach Boys members Brian Douglas Wilson, Carl, and Dennis Wilson as well as the nephew of Mike Love. He grew up in Oregon where he started playing basketball from an early age, including at Lake Oswego High School where he was ranked as one of the top players in the nation in his year. Afterwards, he played for the Southern California All-Stars where he and his team held an undefeated record of 45 wins, earning him four Most Valuable Player (MVP) awards. He was awarded the Gatorade National Male Athlete of the Year. He then attended the University of California (UCLA) in 2007, where he played basketball for one season, landing them a spot in the Final Four. He was awarded the Pac-10 Conference Player of the Year and consensus First Team All-American.

He left UCLA to enter the 2008 NBA draft, and was taken fifth overall by the Memphis Grizzlies but subsequently traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves on draft night with the third overall pick. He then played at the 2008 NBA Summer League, where the team lost 15 out of 19 games. After replacing their head coach, the team’s performance improved and Love was named NBA Rookie of the Month for March after being omitted from the NBA All-Star Weekend Challenge. At the season’s conclusion, Love ranked ninth in rebounding, first in offensive rebound percentage, sixth in Rookie of the Year, and was part of the 2009 NBA All-Rookie Second Team.

In his time with the Timberwolves, he scored a career game-high 43 points and 17 rebounds and participated in the 2011 NBA All-Star Game as a replacement for the injured Yao Ming. He also set a record for having a consecutive double-double 53-game streak and had a rebounding average of 15.2 per game. He was then named NBA’s Most Improved Player and became the new face of the Timberwolves in the 2010-2011 season after Kevin Garnett was traded to the Boston Celtics. In the succeeding season, he became part of the All-NBA second team and was sixth in MVP voting. In the 2013-2014 season, he set another record for being the first to score 2,000 points, 900 rebounds, and 100 3-pointers in one season. He was named to the All-NBA Second Team for the second time.

In 2014, he was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers, where the team won 34 of their final 43 games and advanced to the playoffs, a first for Love. He helped the team win over the Boston Celtics in Game 1 but was unable to play for the rest of the playoffs after dislocating his shoulder during the game. On the latest 2015-2016 season, he scored a season-high 34 points in a winning match against the Orlando Magic, 27 points in the first half. His net worth is still growing.

In addition, he was also chosen to represent USA at the 2010 FIBA World Championship and the 2012 Summer Olympics, where the team won gold medals for both competitions.

Love was also featured on the front cover of the video game National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Basketball 09, and appeared in TV shows “Entourage” and Disney’s “The Suite Life on Deck”. His philanthropy includes being part of NBA Cares for St. Jude’s Medical Hospital for Children as well as Rookie Relief Program.

In his personal life, Kevin Love dated former UCLA cheerleader Elise Novak and is now in a relationship with “Magic Mike” actor and model Cody Horn.

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