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Love takes out Star Tribune ad thanking fans for All-Star votes

  • February 9, 2014 - 4:00 PM

Kevin Love wanted to, well, show some love.

The Minnesota power forward told the Wolves he wanted to take out a full-page advertisement in Sunday's Star Tribune to thank Timberwolves fans for their All-Star votes and offered to pay for it, but Wolves officials picked up the tab. Love will start for the Western Conference next weekend after a late push past Dwight Howard landed him one of the starting frontcourt spots.

Love sat out of Saturday night's game against Portland because of a bruised left quadriceps. At halftime, he said the spot in the newspaper was his idea. He said he was "very surprised" he was voted in as a starter so he wanted to show his appreciation in a formal way.

This is Love's third All-Star appearance. He's the first Wolves player to start in the game since Kevin Garnett in 2007.

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