Kevin Love Celebrates New Contract with Cleveland Arena Construction Crew

Jul 24, 2018, 12:00 AM | Updated: Jan 4, 2019, 11:31 am
(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

by Matt George – Sports 1140 KHTK Reporter

After losing LeBron James to the Los Angeles Lakers in free agency, the Cleveland Cavaliers locked up arguably their best remaining player from their 2016 NBA Championship team Kevin Love for the next four years. The 29-year-old’s deal is worth $120 million.

“I’d like to thank the Cleveland Cavaliers organization, Dan Gilbert and Koby Altman for having their trust in me and believing in our future,” Love said Tuesday. “When I got traded here a few years back, I was committed to being here long term and I was committed to our culture, excellence in playing the game of basketball. And I think who we have on our team and who we have moving forward really reflects that.”

The Cavaliers announced the signing inside the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, which is currently under construction. That lead to a very unique Instagram post from Love, celebrating his extension.

Love averaged 17.6 points and 9.3 rebounds last season, shooting over 40% from the field and three point line. He was the Cavaliers best offensive weapon besides LeBron, who shared his support for Love on twitter.

For the first time since playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Love will be the go-to scorer and leader for his team. With LeBron out of the Eastern Conference, it will be interested to see if Love can do enough to bring Cleveland back to the playoffs.

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