SLAM 1-on-1 with Kevin Love

Kevin Love is in town for the much awaited Master Game Face Challenge. We checked in with him to talk about the outlet pass, GQ and SLAM.

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SLAM: You’re known to be the king of the outlet pass, what makes the perfect outlet pass?

KL: Hmm.. You got to be a quarterback.

SLAM: Did you play football?

KL: I didn’t get to play football because my parents wouldn’t let me play. I guess my dad was afraid I would get hurt. When I grew up wanting to play youth football there was a weight limit so I couldn’t join. Well you need a good receiver, great trajectory on the ball, great touch. That’s easier said than done. It really has a lot of work to it.

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SLAM: We know you were part of that GQ shoot a few issues back. When do you decide on going with the full beard or the clean cut?

KL: It actually wasn’t my call (laughs) they just said there’s not much we can do with you so they went with the clean shave and did something with the hair.

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SLAM: Which do you prefer?

KL: I’m gonna stick with my kind of grimy look, that North Carolina/ Northwestern look. Without that visor though (Points at the SLAM cover issue with Ricky Rubio) I don’t know where they were going with that.

SLAM: Speaking of the cover ish with SLAM, do you have any memories of the shoot?

KL: Yeah, actualy I do. It took place at our practice facility in Minnesota. They were trying to replicate that Showtime/Showbiz and KG.

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SLAM: With KG and Marbury?

KL: Yeah Garnett and Marbury but with KL. It was a lot of fun it actually took less than 30 minutes, lots of fun and great people.

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