Kevin Love is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was drafted fifth overall in the 2008 NBA Draft by the Memphis Grizzlies and later traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Love has been a four-time All-Star and won an NBA championship with the Cavaliers in 2016. He is also the recipient of the NBA’s Most Improved Player Award in 2011 and was named to the All-NBA Third Team that same year. Love has also represented the United States in international competition, winning gold medals with the U.S. national team in the 2012 Summer Olympics and 2014 FIBA World Cup.
Love is a versatile player whose game is built on a strong outside shooting touch, a knack for rebounding, and the ability to pass the ball effectively. His career averages of 18.4 points and 11.6 rebounds per game demonstrate his effectiveness on the court. Love’s ability to score in a variety of ways, combined with his size, makes him a difficult matchup for opposing teams.
As of 2021, Kevin Love’s net worth is estimated to be $50 million.
Kevin Love was born on September 7, 1988, in Santa Monica, California. He is the son of former NBA player Stan Love and the brother of former NBA player Collin Love. Kevin attended Lake Oswego High School in Oregon, where he was a standout basketball player. He was considered one of the top high school players in the country and was named a McDonald’s All-American in 2007.
Love committed to play college basketball at UCLA, where he would play for one season before opting to enter the 2008 NBA Draft. At UCLA, Love was a dominant player, averaging 17.5 points and 10.6 rebounds per game and leading the team to the Final Four. He was named the Pac-10 Player of the Year and was a consensus first-team All-American.
Love was drafted fifth overall in the 2008 NBA Draft by the Memphis Grizzlies and was later traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves. He played six seasons for the Timberwolves, establishing himself as one of the best players in the league. He was a three-time All-Star, won the NBA’s Most Improved Player Award in 2011, and was named to the All-NBA Third Team that same year.
In 2014, Love was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers, where he would team up with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving to form one of the most formidable trios in NBA history. The trio led the Cavaliers to four consecutive NBA Finals appearances and won the championship in 2016. Love averaged 14.6 points and 10.2 rebounds per game in the 2016 championship run and was named to the All-NBA Second Team that year.
Throughout his career, Love has been one of the league’s most prolific outside shooters. He has also been an effective rebounder and passer, finishing in the top-10 in both categories multiple times.
Salary and Endorsements
Love’s current contract with the Cavaliers pays him $31 million a year. He is also the recipient of numerous endorsements deals, including those with Nike, Coca-Cola, and State Farm Insurance.
In 2017, Love became the face of the popular Panini trading card company. He has also appeared in numerous television commercials, including those for Foot Locker, Taco Bell, and Progressive Insurance.
Net Worth In 2023
As of 2021, Kevin Love’s net worth is estimated to be $50 million. He has earned the majority of his wealth through his salary and endorsements.
Love is expected to earn $31 million in salary in the 2022-2023 season. By 2023, his net worth is projected to reach $60 million. This would make him one of the wealthiest basketball players in the world.