Kevin Love is a two-time All-Star, an Olympic gold medalist and the NBA's Most Improved Player in 2010-11. Here's a look at the Timberwolves' power forward off the court ... going all the way back to 1989, when he was just 6 months old.
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Love knew he was destined for a career in hoops, even at 2 years old.
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Rocking a sweet Jerry West jersey.
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Love finished his high school career at Lake Oswego High in Oregon as the all-time leading scorer in state history with 2,628 points, breaking a 50-year-old record. He also led the Lakers (yes, the Lakers) to a state title.
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Love attended the 2004 Nike All-American Basketball Camp in Indianapolis, Ind., but controversy ensued when he chose to play in Reebok's ABCD Camp.
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Here he is in 2006, donning his Denver Nuggets-colored ABCD jersey.
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Getting chippy at ABCD camp!
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You know you're big time when people want your autograph in high school.
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The 2007 McDonald's All-American National High School Player of the Year shot hoops with Quentin Harris during a visit to a Ronald McDonald House in Louisville.
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Because who wouldn't want an autographed Topps card of Greg Oden from the McDonald's All-American game?
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Love, then at UCLA, hangs out with USC standout O.J. Mayo on the set of a photo shoot for SI.
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He'd be wise to frame this photo.
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Just hanging out at the Pac-10 Media Day.
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No, that's not awkward.
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No, he did not think (at least, we hope he didn't) this was a good look. It was merely "Kurt Rambis Night" at the Target Center.
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Love, with UCLA teammate and future Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook, joking around during 2010 NBA All-Star weekend in Dallas.
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Love interviewed former NBA forward Robert Horry before Game 1 of the 2009 Finals between the Magic and Lakers at Staples Center in L.A.
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While helping Team USA to a gold medal at the 2010 FIBA World Championship, Love spent his off time touring Europe. Check him out in front of the Acropolis in Athens.
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He and his father and former NBA player, Stan Love, dined at the Four Seasons in Istanbul during the World Championship.
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Love shares a laugh with Anthony Davis during the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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Love grew up in Lake Oswego, Ore., with dreams of playing quarterback.
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Love takes a dip during an event for Special Olympics in March 2013.
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Love used a Ricky Rubio figurine as his good-luck charm while representing the Timberwolves at the 2013 draft lottery.
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Love chats with Team USA coach during a minicamp in July 2013.
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Love and the Timberwolves had their December 2013 game in Mexico City postponed because of smoky conditions in the arena.
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