Wednesday, March 12, 2008

lol ballers...I has me some websites and Kevin Love some shameless self promotion

If you are feeling the onset of March Madness and have yet to actually watch any basketball games, perhaps you'll want to visit this website to familiarize yourself with one of this year's crop of freshmen whose name you'll hear increasingly as long as he decides to stay in college (dig this dudes... He's big, he's white and he's good, so you'll be led to think he's the next Lew Alcindor until he turns pro and becomes mediocre). Actually, I was thinking of Tyler Hansbrough, and since Love was just named Pac-10 Player of the Year and Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, so he's probably declaring for the draft in about three weeks. So, get ready for KEVIN LOVE, the UCLA frosh decided that it was crucial to have his own website where readers may find out the following tidbits about his life:
a: He's Mike Love's nephew and cousins of Brian, the late Dennis and the late Carl Wilson, so he is eligible to join Beach Boys Family and Friends Version 2.0
b: His dad is former Oregon and NBA baller Stan Love.
C: His Aunt Cathleen McCarthy (Hearst) won the Women's 1982 Ironman Competition

And, then on his home page, we find out the really crucial facts surrounding Kevin Love's life:
Kevin Love has shown a skill level that is absolutely unheard of amongst big men in the college ranks—knocking down NBA 3-pointers with ease, putting the ball on the floor with either hand, using pump-fakes, spin-moves, jump-stops and creating his own shot with fantastic footwork. He’s rebounding the ball well, throwing beautiful outlet passes, contesting shots around the basket, and even coming up with a few blocks on occasion.
Kevin Love’s body looks better and better every time we see him, as he’s shed a good amount of weight and is now probably only 10 pounds or so away from being in optimal shape. Kevin Love can’t necessarily be called an athletic player, but playing next to or going up against physically gifted big men like Brook Lopez, Steven Hill and Robert Dozier, he has looked absolutely fine and has not had a problem doing whatever he wants out on the floor.

Scouting Obviously having benefitted from being the son of former NBAer and Oregon Duck Stan Love, Kevin Love is so advanced in his post moves he'd start for most Pac-10 schools right now. Physically he looks like he could still develop, with a good body and square shoulders. If he continues to grow and his athleticism continues to improve, he might not play college basketball. A top ten national player for 2007.

All of this is listed without any hint of irony or humor. I know Love isn't writing this material, but I really wish he were. I could see him, drinking Vitamin Water, still wearing practice gear as a bead of sweat trickles off his forehead and rests upon his chinstrap beard as he sits poised pensively in front of his 24-inch monitored IMac. He's thinking to himself, "What amazing shit can I write about Kevin Love that already hasn't been written." Oh, wait, I'll just post that youtube clip of me breaking a backboard in high school. That was pretty cool. Yeah, I'll post that."

Actually, I found the site while looking for a google image of Love with his chinstrap beard. Needless to say, I was enthralled.

Here's that youtube clip of him breaking that backboard:

1 comment:

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