Cavs’ Kevin Love continues to make positive impact, accepts All In Challenge

Cleveland Cavaliers big man Kevin Love signs autographs before a game. (Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images)
Cleveland Cavaliers big man Kevin Love signs autographs before a game. (Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images) /

Cleveland Cavaliers big Kevin Love continues to make a positive impact, as on Sunday, he accepted the All In Challenge, which is designed to help support novel coronavirus relief efforts.

Cleveland Cavaliers big man Kevin Love has consistently been doing his part to help others in relation to the novel coronavirus pandemic, and Love initially donated $100,000 through his fund to help compensate Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse employees/game event staff that were affected by the NBA’s season suspension.

That started an amazing trend among other NBA players, who then aided their home arenas’ employees/game event staff in a similar way, given the league’s hiatus.

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It is clear that Love has backed up what he said last month as far as coming to the aid of others during such a difficult time, in terms of athletes being “community leaders” in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It’s also been outstanding to see fellow Cavs big Larry Nance Jr. donate $50,000 to each of the Greater Cleveland and Akron-Canton Regional Food Banks, and Cleveland head coach J.B. Bickerstaff donated $20,000 to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, of which the Cleveland Cavaliers matched, as was h/t USA TODAY’s Nancy Armour, Rachel Axon, Steve Berkowitz and Tom Schad.

In addition, Andre Drummond recently came up huge, as he donated $160,000 to COVID-19 relief efforts, and also joined with JBL Audio in donating 10,000 pairs of headphones to schools in the Detroit and Cleveland areas to help students.

So swinging back to how Love has continued to make a positive impact, he recently through his fund donated meals to healthcare workers and first responders at the Cleveland Clinic main campus and the University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. Plus, he donated meals to fire fighters and policemen in Avon and Bratenahl, as was h/t Fear The Sword’s Chris Manning, who noted that was “in partnership with Project Frontline.”

Bravo, K-Love.

From there, after being nominated to do so by Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons, (who nominated LeBron James, too), and do-it-all entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk, Love announced that he would be accepting the All In Challenge. Love then nominated Channing Frye and Richard Jefferson, who both are two of my favorite former Cavaliers and are close friends with Love.

This challenge is related to people donating to “win different kinds of fan experiences,” as Cavs Nation’s Cole McCauley hit on, and as McCauley also emphasized, the challenge is now being used to help “support COVID-19 relief efforts through multiple charities.”

That is the crucial element here, as this challenge, which began from the efforts of Sixers partner Michael Rubin and who is the founder of Fanatics, is mostly keyed in on helping get those in need meals during this ever-difficult time, and as the website notes.

In relation to what a winning fan would be given, McCauley noted from Love how they would win a customized home gym also featuring a Peloton bike, a rowing machine, bands for exercise and more, and McCauley then hit on from Love how the winner and a guest when all is safe would be invited “to a Cavs home game of their choosing.”

Anyhow, what jumps out here is that Love continues to make a positive impact during this tough time in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic for everybody.

It’s truly been incredible to see Love keep helping so many and making a difference for countless people, and he’s truly led by example. Props to you, K-Love!

On the floor, Love has had a solid 17.6 points, 9.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game thus far in the 2019-20 season. Quietly, he’s also had a near-career-best effective field goal shooting rate of 55.0 percent this season, per Basketball Reference.

Again, though, it’s been truly unreal to see Love make such a positive impact off the floor during this time that’s been so hard for everybody.

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Thank you, K-Love!