Kevin Love was born on September 7, 1988 in Santa Monica, California and grew up in Oregon. During his time on the Lake Oswego High School basketball team, Kevin Love was ranked as one of the nation's top basketball players. By the end of his high school basketball career, Kevin Love had established the new record as the Oregon boys' basketball all-time leading scorer with 2,628 points.
Kevin Love chose to play at UCLA. He was recognized as a Pac-10 Player of the Year and an All-American first team member. Kevin Love decided to leave UCLA and enter the NBA draft in 2008. He was a first-round 5th overall pick for the Memphis Grizzlies and quickly part of an 8-person trade to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
In 2010, Love was named to the 2010 NBA All-Star Team, the first Minnesota player since Kevin Garnett. Love is seen as one of the rejuvenating forces for the Minnesota Timberwolves.