Kevin Love is an American professional basketball player, born on September 7, 1988, in Santa Monica, California. He played college basketball for the UCLA Bruins before being selected as the fifth overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft by the Memphis Grizzlies. However, he was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves on draft night. Love played for the Timberwolves until 2014, when he was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was a key player in helping the Cavaliers win their first NBA championship in 2016. Known for his rebounding, three-point shooting, and scoring ability, Love has been named an NBA All-Star multiple times and has also won a gold medal with Team USA at the 2012 Summer Olympics.