Kevin Love is putting up monster numbers this season and has led the resurgent Timberwolves to just a game out of playoff position. And now his accomplishments are being rewarded with the high honor of having an octopus named after him. Yes, Love has officially made it in the NBA.
With the Mall of America in Minneapolis set to add an octopus to its aquarium, Love will be on hand Thursday to help release “K-Love,” as the critter has been named, into its new habitat along with a waterproof basketball. Hopefully the aquarium doesn’t already have a Luis Scola octopus.
You may remember last year a Bay Area amusement park named a newborn giraffe after San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt, whose nickname is “Baby Giraffe.” The octopus bears Love’s namesake because the two share “excellent grabbing abilities.” There was a probably a better way they could have said that.
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