Kevin Love's All-Time Teammate Lineup Highlighted By LeBron James, Jimmy Butler

Feb 27, 2024; Portland, Oregon, USA; Miami Heat forward Kevin Love (42); Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 27, 2024; Portland, Oregon, USA; Miami Heat forward Kevin Love (42); Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports / Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports
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Miami Heat veteran Kevin Love's career is likely coming to an end, but not before playing with some of the league's top superstars.

From being a key member of the 2016 champion Cleveland Cavaliers to assisting the Heat in their latest NBA Finals run, the five-time All-Star is well experienced in all facets. He has done so with the likes of LeBron James, Jimmy Butler, and more. Leading to the tough question of naming his all-time teammates starting lineup in an interview with CBS Sports' Ashley Nicole Moss.

"I'll say Kyrie Irving. I know I'll leave out somebody. Jimmy Butler, myself, LeBron James, Bam Adebayo. Hoping I didn't miss anybody. Imma say 65–17 [record]. Nah, because we have to factor in games missed, the cap, there's a lot of things I have to consider within all that," Love said when asked why the team would not go undefeated.

Love's best individual years didn't come with any of the mentioned stars, but rather in his time with the Minnesota Timberwolves. He averaged 26 points and 13.3 rebounds on 44.8 percent shooting in his top season. However, without a single postseason appearance in Minnesota, it's clear the bulk of the 35-year-old's success came once he joined the Cavaliers.

The hope for Heat fans is that Love will add to his list of impressive teammates, with the front office potentially having an opportunity to acquire All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell.

Anthony Pasciolla is a contributor to Inside The Heat. He can be reached at ampasciolla@gmail.com or on Instagram @anthony.pasciolla


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