Kevin Love is a professional American basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA) who plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers. He is a well-known sportsman and is considered one of the best in the game as his career has seen him win the NBA championship in 2016 in addition to being named five-time All-Star. On the national side, he won gold medals with USA’s men national team in FIBA 2010 World Championship and the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Find out more about him in areas like his wife, girlfriend, body measurements and his remarkable weight loss. For those who don’t know him too well, we are going to take a brief look at his background and career.
Background And Early Career Information Of Kevin Love
Kevin Wesley Love was born on the 7th day of September 1988 in Santa Monica, California as the middle child out of three born by Stan (father) and Karen (mother) Love. His siblings are Collin (elder brother) and Emily Love (younger sister). His other family members were the founder of the band – The Beach Boys, Mike Love who is his uncle and Kathleen McCartney Hearst is his aunt and a former triathlete.
Growing up, he spent his childhood days in Lake Oswego, Oregon where he was playmates with fellow NBA star Klay Thompson. Kevin, just like every other professional NBA player today, started playing basketball in his early school days. He played for the Lake Oswego Lakers which he led to the 2005 state championship games but unfortunately, they were out netted by Jesuit High School.
In the following summer, he played for the Southern California All-Stars and garnered three MVP awards with them. He concluded his high school basketball career as the all-time leading scorer in Oregon boy’s basketball history with a total of 2, 626 points to himself.
His college career started with UCLA where he got the permission from Walt Hazzard to wear the number 42 jersey which had been previously retired in honour of Hazzard. At UCLA, he sought regular advice from retired but not tired legends like Bill Walton and John Wooden.
In 2008, he led UCLA to the regular season Pac-10 conference championship in addition to the conference tournament championship, and a No. 1 seed in the 2008 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament. The end of the season saw Kevin Love named the consensus first-team All American, Pac-10 Player of the Year, Pac-10 and meritoriously Pac-10 Freshman of the Year.
Family: Wife, Girlfriend
Before his current relationship, Kevin was previously in a relationship with Cody Harrell Horn and Elise Novak at different times.
Elsie was probably his first girlfriend as they dated while they were in college. Elsie was UCLA’s cheerleader and their relationship lasted for six years.
His second known girlfriend was Cody who was born on June 12, 1988, in Los Angeles as the daughter of Cindy (a former model and actress) and Alan F. Horn (an entertainment executive) is a model and actress just like her mother. She studied at Harvard-Westlake School and graduated in 2006. She has starred in the movie Flipped as Lynetta Loski in 2010. She also starred as Michelle in horror thriller film Demonic and also Magic Mike in 2012.
Kevin’s current girlfriend and probably his future wife is Kate Bock is also a model. She was discovered by a modelling company at age 12 at a local swimming pool where she had gone for recreation. She studied at West Vancouver Secondary School and after her graduation, she went to Paris to further her career. She is known to have appeared on the covers of magazines like Maxim and Elle and has modelled for Victoria’s Secret.
Kevin Love and Kate Bock’s relationship has been going on strong for quite some time now even though both have been busy pursuing their careers. They live in various cities because of this but still make out time to be with each other when they can. There are no rumours suggesting that their relationship has been unhealthy because of this so it’s not something fans of both celebrities should worry about.
Body Stats: Height, Body Measurements, Weight Loss
- Height: 6 feet 10 inches or 208 cm
- Body Weight: 114 kg or 251 lbs
- Chest – 47 inches or 119 cm
- Arms / Biceps – 16 inches or 41 cm
- Waist – 37 inches or 94 cm
To be fit and active in his sports, Love has had to keep a close watch on his weight. He entered the league weighing about 270 pounds though looking as slim as he has always been. He increased his workouts over the summer with fitness-minded players like Kevin Durant and Russel Westbrook in addition to doing yoga and taking more of a plant-based diet.