Kevin Love better not be a zero in Cleveland. But that's how he'll start out, wearing one. The Cavaliers acquisition of the coveted big man was made official today--and Love can now begin to zero in on his championship dreams. After all the hype about whether Lebron James would switch back to his original #23 jersey for his Cleveland return (he did), Love just took the easy way on the number decision. He's a blank slate, tabula rasa, just at the beginning, all pure possibility--just look at his new number: 0.
It makes sense for lots of reasons. Maybe Love's caught the tennis bug (the US Open does start in 48 hours). In tennis Love and Zero are already the same thing. A 6-0, 6-0 shellacking--in tennis it sounds so nice: Six-Love, Six-Love. In Minnesota Love wore a big bulky 42--and the NBA trend is to slim down this season. And zero is deceptive: it only looks like nothing, but when you stick it on the end of other numbers you get a lot more. Maybe Love is telling LeBron James and super guard Kyrie Irving, hey, I'm just here to add to you.
— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) August 23, 2014
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