Timberwolves Video of the Week: Love Goes for 31 & 31

For many of my YouTube clips of the week I’ve been digging through the archives for some fond memories from the Timberpups franchise.  It dawned on me that I had better come up with something more recent and relevant to the current club before I start looking like the grandfather for the site.  So, with that in mind, let’s go back to November 12, 2010.

Kevin Love was still not getting heavy minutes from former coach, Kurt Rambis (an abysmal failure of a head coach by the way, now currently employed by ESPN; naturally).  Then, the Knicks came to town and the results from that game changed the views of the few remaining non-believers.  Kevin had a relatively “slow” first half with only 6 points and 9 rebounds and exploded in the second half.

In the video you see/hear that it was the first 30-30 game in the NBA since Moses Malone in 1982 and then Love highlights that with “I wasn’t even born yet”.  Unreal.  I have two ‘favorite’ parts to this performance:

  1. Love apparently leaned over to Beasley during the game and said, “I’m going for 30 tonight” and Beasley’s response was “30 what?”  This is similar to Babe Ruth pointing out his home run, isn’t it?
  2. The performance came against a local team for me, the Knicks.  Therefore, it was all over the local papers the following day and I was able to relive it with multiple rebroadcasts.

Not to set the bar too high or anything, but hopefully we get to see similar performances from Love and company this coming season.  Twenty-twenty games may suffice.

Let’s go Wolves!