Show Kevin Some Love: How To Vote

Show Kevin Some Love: How To Vote

 



The Minnesota Timberwolves are asking fans to ‘Show Kevin Some Love’ by helping to secure a starting spot for Kevin Love in the 2014 NBA All-Star game. Starting Wednesday, Jan. 8, the team will implement several contests and promotions to drive All-Star votes for the standout forward. The campaign will run until balloting closes on Jan. 20.

To secure votes, the Wolves will reach fans through several new in-game elements, online contests and broadcast promotions. To kick off the campaign, the team will hold an hourly giveaway of Love autographed items from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Wednesday for those who cast an All-Star vote for Love on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. The Wolves will also unveil several new in-arena promotions during the team’s nationally televised game Wednesday evening against Phoenix (8:30 pm, FSN North, ESPN, WCCO-AM 830).

Fans can find contest information on timberwolves.com or by following the team on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

According to the second returns, Love is fourth among the Western Conference frontcourt leaders, and is only 20,000 votes shy of the third place starting spot currently held by Blake Griffin. The top three frontcourt players in the final voting totals will be in the starting lineup for the Western Conference. The last Wolves player to be voted as a starter in the NBA All-Star game was Kevin Garnett in 2007.

Fans can ‘Show Kevin Some Love’ daily by casting their All-Star vote in a number of ways:

  • Text ‘Love’ to 69622.

  • Tweet ‘Kevin Love’ and include #nbaballot.

  • Visit nba.com/asb and the NBA Game Time app to vote

  • Post any photo on Instagram and include ‘Kevin Love’ with #nbaballot in the caption.

  • Comment on an official NBA All-Star Facebook post including ‘Kevin Love’ name with #nbaballot.

  • Love currently ranks 2nd in the NBA for both points per game (26.4) and rebounds per game (13.3). Only 11 players in NBA history have finished in the top three in both scoring and rebounding. In the past 30 years, only two NBA players have accomplished this feat (Shaquille O’Neal and Kevin Garnett). Love is on his way to become the first player since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1975-76 to average 25+ points, 13+rebounds and 4+ assists per game in a single season. Love tallied 25+ points in 11 consecutive games from Dec. 10-30, a new franchise record and the longest such streak in the NBA this season.

    The 63rd NBA All-Star Game will be televised on TNT from New Orleans Arena on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. The game’s starters will be announced on Thursday, Jan. 23.


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