Kevin Love would like to return to his hometown some day and play for the Portland Trail Blazers. Love, who is a Portland native, hopes he will have the chance to play for his hometown team in the future.
Love joined Chris Haynes in his ‘Posted up’ podcast talking about the possibility of playing with Damian Lillard for his beloved hometown.
(via NBC Sports):
“Who wouldn’t want to play with Dame Lillard, first of all? Dame is, he’s special. He’s amazing.
I still love – I claim Portland. People ask me where I’m from. I spent all my formative years. I grew up in Portland. People ask me where I’m born. Obviously, I say L.A. But Portland is always going to be a special place in my heart. Whether it be at the end of my career, whether it be in six months, whatever it may be – if I was wearing a Portland jersey, that’s special, right? That’s playing at home.
But what do you say? What’s the saying? Want to make god laugh, tell him your plans. It’s obviously a special place,” Love said.
“Rip City has always been special. Used to go to the Memorial Coliseum growing up, the whole Rose Quarter, my first concert’s there, kissed my first girlfriend there. Portland is a special place for me. Whether I play there or not ever, I’m always going to go back, and that’s always going to be a place I represent.”
Love has been limited to 21 games this season so far due to injuries having career-lows in minutes, rebounds and points. He is averaging 11.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game for the rebuilding Cavs.