In the previous edition of That NBA Lottery Pick, I talked about Chris Paul and Lebron James’s respective teams trying to aid their run to an MVP by creating a website (James) and video (Paul). However, my issue with that was Lebron and CP3 are already house-hold names and fans do not get to vote for the MVP.
Then Kevin Love and the Minnesota Timberwolves showed them how it’s done. Love who was drafted by the Timberwolves in the 2008 NBA Draft is up for Rookie of the Year. Well, Love and the Timberwolves created a faux infomercial for a factious product called “Kevin Love’s Glass Cleaner.”
Love is almost averaging a double-double with about 11 ppg and 9 rpg which on most years would probably be deserving of the award. Well, the video is included with a website that lists all these stats and gives more helpful facts about Kevin Love.
Leads PER efficiency for Rookies at 18.77 PER
Leads rookies with double-doubles (25)
Ranks third in the NBA in rebounds per 48 minutes
Ranks second in total offensive rebounds (behind Dwight Howard)
The commercial is entertaining and sends me back to a simpler time in the 1990’s where NBA Entertainment and NFL Films used to do parodies for their bloopers series. Personally my favorite is still, SWAT from Dazzling Dunks and Basketball Bloopers.
At least, I can foresee this actually making an impact for Love’s ROY candidacy since unless you’re a fan of the Timberwolves or went to UCLA; I doubt you followed Love’s first year very closely. I know that I have not.
Whoever came up with the idea for the video and website, deserve to get a raise and a paid vacation. I like the touch of a Kevin Love cleaning up during each different stat over-lay and the audio mix.
The best case scenario for Kevin Love is that he does not win the award but gets some new fans; at least he did not beat up a hooker like the Sham-Wow guy.