Kevin Love’s Top 5 Career Accomplishments So Far

Kevin Love: Top 5 Career Accomplishments So Far

Kevin Love's Top 5 Career Accomplishments
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The Cleveland Cavaliers didn't give up Andrew Wiggins for nothing. They acquired a three-time All-Star in Kevin Love, and as he plays with LeBron James, he will add more accomplishments to his resume. However, Love's current list of achievements is not too shabby. Take a look and see for yourself right here.

5. Three-Point Shootout Champion in 2012

Kevin Love Three-Point Shootout Champion in 2012
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5. Three-Point Shootout Champion in 2012

Kevin Love Three-Point Shootout Champion in 2012
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In 2012, Kevin Love beat Kevin Durant in the Foot Locker Three-Point Shootout to earn the title as the NBA's three-point shooting king. A few other power forwards have won this event, but Love's accomplishment was rare because he was the first "pure" PF to win the contest since the three-point shot is not considered his "first skill" in basketball terms.

4. Longest Active Double-Double Streak

Kevin Love Longest active double-double streak (53 games)
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4. Longest Active Double-Double Streak

Kevin Love Longest active double-double streak (53 games)
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In the 2010-11 season, Kevin Love recorded the longest double-double streak (53 games) since the ABA-NBA Merger in 1976. The NBA does not count double-doubles as an official statistic, but Love tallied at least 10 points and 10 boards for nearly a four-month stretch. Wilt Chamberlain holds the record with 227 consecutive double-doubles from 1964 to 1967. Although not Love nor anyone else has come close to that record, he's still in elite company.

3. NBA Most Improved Player Award in 2011

Kevin Love NBA Most Improved Player Award in 2011
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3. NBA Most Improved Player Award in 2011

Kevin Love NBA Most Improved Player Award in 2011
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2010-11 was really Kevin Love's breakout season, because he led the league in boards with 15.2 RPG and he also scored 20.2 PPG. His 20 and 15 season put him in rare company as he became the first NBA player to average those numbers in a season since Moses Malone accomplished this feat in the 1982-83 season. In the previous season, Love averaged 14 PPG and 11 RPG, so the drastic leap made him a sure bet to win the Kia Most Improved Player Award.

2. Made NBA History in Three Major Categories in 2013-14 Season

Kevin Love Historical NBA season in 2013-14 PTS REB 3PT
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2. Made NBA History in Three Major Categories in 2013-14 Season

Kevin Love Historical NBA season in 2013-14 PTS REB 3PT
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Statistically, Kevin Love put on a clinic last season. He was a top five scorer and rebounder for consecutive seasons, but that's nothing compared to making history. Love made NBA history by becoming the first player to record 2,000 points, 900 rebounds and 100 threes made in a single season. Unfortunately, his incredible efforts weren't enough to get the Timberwolves into the playoffs in the Western Conference, but that's clearly not his fault.

1. Won Gold Medal with Team USA in 2012

Kevin Love Won gold medal with Team USA in 2012
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1. Won Gold Medal with Team USA in 2012

Kevin Love Won gold medal with Team USA in 2012
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Basketball is a team game, and although Kevin Love has displayed his incredible individual game, winning as a team is his most important accomplishment to date. In 2012, Love helped Team USA bring home a gold medal in an undefeated run to uphold the USA name in the ever-growing world of basketball. This experience probably played a huge role in Love's pursuit to play for a winner, so it's no wonder why he ended up with LeBron James in Cleveland.

Walton Yeboah-Amoako is a Columnist for RantSports.com.  Follow him on Twitter @WaltYeboah, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google

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