5 Reasons Why Kevin Love Is Deserving of the 2012 NBA MVP Trophy

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5 Reasons Why Kevin Love Is Deserving of the 2012 NBA MVP Trophy

It's my 24th birthday today, and there's nothing more I'd like than to see Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love take home the 2012 MVP trophy.

In the NBA, an unspoken rule seems to exist: if you don't play for a winning team, you don't deserve the recognition. Throughout Love's time in Minnesota, this has been a common theme.

This year he can't be ignored, however.

Love's always been good—I don't think anyone will deny that. But, he's always posed the star of a mediocre, small-market ballclub. "If this guy played for any other team, would he stand out?"

And this season, the answer is a resounding, "yes."

Especially after March, a month in which Love put up record-breaking numbers, the UCLA product has edged himself into some serious MVP discussion in the sports community. 

Here are five reasons Love deserves to bring home the trophy.

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