INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Kevin Love says he’s committed to winning an NBA title with the Cavaliers – however long it takes.
The All-Star forward was introduced Tuesday by the Cavs, who acquired Love last weekend in a blockbuster, three-team trade that instantly turned Cleveland into an NBA championship favorite. The deal also gives the team a star-powered trio in Love, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving.
Love spent his first six seasons with Minnesota. He can opt out of his contract and become a free agent next summer. Love says he intends to stay with the Cavs, saying, “I’m committed to this team, committed long term to the end goal and that’s to win championships.”
Love said shortly after James announced he was re-signing with Cleveland that the four-time league MVP called and asked him to join him.
Love said he told James, “I’m in.”