Kevin Love had a mound of potential as a young baseball pitc

Kevin Love had a mound of potential as a young baseball pitc

Postby Basketball Fan on Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:52 pm

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Charley Walters: Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Love had a mound of potential as a young baseball pitcher
Pioneer Press

Updated: 03/10/2011 11:16:24 PM CST


The Timberwolves' Kevin Love broke a modern-day NBA record Wednesday for consecutive double-doubles (points-rebounds), but if he were left-handed, he said, he might not be playing basketball.

Mychal Thompson, the former Gophers great who was in town recently as radio analyst for the Los Angeles Lakers, talked about what a phenomenal baseball player Love was as a youngster.

"A Little League legend," Thompson said.

Thompson knew because his sons played baseball with and against Love and watched him pitch perfect games while growing up in Lake Oswego, Ore.

Love passed up playing baseball in high school to focus on basketball despite possessing a fastball clocked at more than 90 mph as a ninth-grader.

"I always wanted to be like (future hall of fame pitcher) Randy Johnson because he was 6-10," said Love, who also is 6 feet 10. "But he was a lefty. If I was a lefty, I'd probably still be playing baseball. I still love baseball, and I always think about what if I were out on the mound."
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Re: Kevin Love had a mound of potential as a young baseball pitc

Postby BadCoaching on Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:53 pm

He made a smart move going with basketball. So many talented freakishly fast pitching right handers competing for contracts it's a lot tougher sport than most people give it credit for.

I like his game though he doesn't let up, wish Bynum had that desire. He stood around like a tard against Miami the entire first half.. no idea wtf was going through his head. I guess nothing..
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Re: Kevin Love had a mound of potential as a young baseball pitc

Postby StudentOfTheGame on Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:22 pm

Haha, Kevin Love wishes he was 6'10".

I've seen him play live multiple times and he's 6'8" on a tall day.
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Re: Kevin Love had a mound of potential as a young baseball pitc

Postby KB24 on Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:33 pm

^to be honest, I have always doubted his size as well

but looking at this picture...Rambis is supposed to be 6'8'' and Jefferson is supposed to be 6'10.

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Love seems to be bigger than even Jefferson in this pic...so I dunno who is how long...
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Re: Kevin Love had a mound of potential as a young baseball pitc

Postby StudentOfTheGame on Sat Mar 12, 2011 6:19 pm

^ Jefferson is another guy that wishes he was 6'10" lol.

I think all three of them are around 6'8", though I am positive K.Love is not his listed 6'10".
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