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.