Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love—maybe you’ve heard of him—spent his weekend exploring the finer side of life in Boston, Massachusetts. He hit up some bars, took in some sights, snapped a few photos with drooling basketball fans, and even attended a Red Sox game with his agent at Fenway Park.
Hearing that Kevin Love is watching today’s Red Sox game from the EMC Club at Fenway Park. #boston
— Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) June 1, 2014
It’s difficult to discern whether this is “news” or a “story.” Boston is a city tons of people enjoy visiting when the weather isn’t a brutal adversary. On the other hand, let’s not pretend Love is a typical tourist. The Boston Celtics are clearly interested in trading for the 25-year-old, three-time All-Star and making him the face of their franchise as soon as next year, and for him to be in their city of all places is, on some level, sort of stimulating.
It also means just about nothing, as Love himself isn’t allowed to meet with the Celtics organization since he’s under contract with another team. Still, the California native could be anywhere right now, and he’s decided to spend a few days of his charmed life soaking up all the Commonwealth has to offer. Neat.
The Boston Globe’s Baxter Holmes has been all over Love’s vacation, tweeting out details (including the picture above, which was taken today at Fenway) and catching up with a few lucky Celtics fans who actually saw Love roaming the streets. One such onlooker was recent Harvard graduate Marc Atiyeh, a 22-year-old from Lebanon, who had the privilege of snapping a few pictures with the best rebounder of his generation.
“He was super, super friendly — super, super nice.” Before the two parted ways, Atiyeh said he told Love, “MVP next year.” Love smiled in response.
What does any of this mean??? Who knows. The Timberwolves are publicly committed to convincing their franchise star that Minnesota isn’t a bad place to spend his prime. This statement was made by Timberwolves president Flip Saunders earlier today.
Flip: “I expect Kevin love to be here next year.”
— Jon Krawczynski (@APkrawczynski) June 1, 2014
Still, there’s zero harm in getting really excited anyway. So let’s get excited.