What is Kevin Love's net worth? NBA star pulls out of Tokyo Olympics
Kevin Love was in Las Vegas with the team for its tune-up before the Games, but he didn't recover from a right calf injury suffered during the NBA season
In yet another jolt to the US men's basketball team ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, NBA star Kevin Love withdrew from the Games on Friday, July 16, just one week ahead of the scheduled start of the biggest sporting event of the year. The announcement surfaces on the same day as WNBA champ and Australian basketball star Liz Cambage's withdrawal from the Games. On July 15, USA Basketball announced Bradley Beal won't be heading to Tokyo, either.
Kevin Love was in Las Vegas with the team for its tune-up before the Games, but he didn't recover from a right calf injury suffered during the NBA season. Kevin said in a statement, "I am incredibly disappointed to not be heading to Tokyo with Team USA." He added, "But you need to be at absolute peak performance to compete at the Olympic level and I am just not there yet."
Sources tell ESPN that Keldon Johnson and JaVale McGee are set to replace Bradley Beal and Kevin Love on Team USA for Tokyo Olympics. Love was a part of the 2012 gold-medal winning team in London 2012 and completed his seventh season with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2020-21. The calf injury caused Love to miss 46 contests.
What is Kevin Love's net worth?
NBA star Kevin Love was born September 7, 1988, in Santa Monica, California. Love was drafted fifth overall by the NBA Memphis Grizzlies, and was traded to the Timberwolves on draft night for the third overall selection, OJ Mayo, in an eight-player deal. He was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers before the 2014-15 season who he plays for currently. Love was a member of the gold medal-winning US men's national basketball team at the 2010 FIBA World Championship and the 2012 Summer Olympics. Kevin Love is the nephew of 'Beach Boys' singer Mike Love and the cousin of the 'Beach Boys' Brian Wilson, the late Carl Wilson and the late Dennis Wilson. Love made around $27 million from salary and endorsements in 2017-18. He is the 20th highest paid NBA star this year. Love is set to make $31,258,256 in 2021-22 season. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Kevin Love's net worth as of 2021 is $50 million.