The Cleveland Cavaliers have finally acquired Kevin Love from the Minnesota Timberwolves but there seems to be more success happening at the moment with Love’s former team than his current team.
While there is no doubting that the cavaliers are the better team, the Timberwolves fans Love left behind are coming out in flocks to help support the team in the first year without their superstar forward.
According to John Krawczynski of The Associated Press, the Timberwolves broke a record for season-ticket package sales last week.
After completing the long-rumored trade that sent Love to the Cavaliers and brought Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and Thaddeus Young to Minnesota, the Timberwolves have sold more than 300 full season-ticket packages in the last week.
That beats the previous record in 2011 that was set when Ricky Rubio announced that he was coming over from Spain to play for the team.
“The organization, from president-level on down has just been re-energized,” Timberwolves senior vice president and chief revenue officer Ryan Tanke said. “Part of it is hope, and you have this great new hope.
In Cleveland, the Kevin Love effect will likely mean that the already high ticket prices for Cavs games will go even higher. If a small market team without Love can break season ticket records then the hottest ticket in Cleveland just got even hotter and more pricey than it was before.