We all know of Kevin Love as the tenacious rebounding machine from the Minnesota Timberwolves, but Tuesday afternoon, he announced he was entering a different realm of sport while the NBA is locked out: volleyball.
At a launch event for its newly instituted Pro Beach Volleyball Series, Jose Cuervo transformed Times Square’s Pedestrian Plaza into a beach volleyball court. It was here Love announced his intention of being a part of said series.
After Love addressed the many New Yorkers looking on, he took to the sand to show that he wasn’t just a one-sport pony. He used his height and athleticism to show how he could excel at volleyball just as he has basketball.
Love and Jose Cuervo were kind enough to give Bleacher Report some one-on-one interview time after Kevin walked off the sand.
On the ensuing slides we will take a brief look at what Love thinks about the NBA lockout, the Timberwolves coaching search, what Minnesota needs to do to reach the playoffs this season and his take on what teams do to try and prevent him from doing what he is best known for: rebounding.