Kevin Love is a fourth year power forward for the Minnesota Timberwolves out of UCLA. After an up and down first two seasons, Love had a breakout year in 2010-2011, averaging 20.2 points and 15.2 rebounds. This year, Love has been even better, garnering 25.6 points and 14.2 rebounds per game. His great play has earned him another All-Star appearance and as of Monday, has helped the Wolves to a much improved 16-16 record.
Because of Love's stellar play and his recent signing of a four-year/$60 million extension to stay in Minnesota, he's really become a fan favorite among the area’s NBA fans.
Love has returned the favor by giving back to the community in many ways. One example is his fourth annual coat drive, where Love is encouraging fans to bring coats to Salvation Army locations to help families in need.
In addition, through his Twitter account, Love has further endeared himself to fans by making random appearances to sign autographs around the Twin Cities. Both times, he got great turnouts.
Saturday afternoon, Love had a scheduled appearance at the AT&T store in Calhoun Square, located in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis. Above is iFollowSports.com original video of Love signing autographs for a huge crowd of Wolves fans. People waited in line for hours in order to get his signature. Even people who did not want Love’s autograph were interested in seeing him and/or snapping a picture. This particular appearance took place one day before Love made the game-winning free throws in the Wolves 92-91 victory over the 76ers.