With the 2014 NBA All-Star Game around the corner, we go back to 2011 when Kevin Love was named to his first ever All-Star game as an injury replacement for Yao Ming. Enjoy our photo gallery highlighting Love's time at the All-Star game.
Love jokes around with Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook on the team bus. Love and Westbrook were teammates during their time at UCLA. It also marked Westbrook's first All-Star Game.
At a practice at the STAPLES Center, Love and Lakers guard Kobe Bryant joke around. Bryant does his best to box out on of the league's top rebounders.
A few media members catch Love as he's getting prepared to take the court for the All-Star Game. It looks like Love just ate a handful of Sour Patch Kids.
Love poses during his All-Star photo shoot. He's a natural, folks.
Kevin Durant, Westbrook, Love and entertainer Nick Cannon take the stage during the NBA All-Star red carpet event.
The two former Bruins pose side-by-side for this photo leading up to the All-Star Game.
Love embraces the cheers he receives from fans at the STAPLES Center as he's introduced.
Fans give K-Love some... well, love as he's introduced to the crowd.
Love puts up a shot over East forward Amar'e Stoudemire. Love finished with two points as the West beat the East 148-143.
Love hauls in one of his four rebounds of the night. We're not sure if the power went out in this photo or perhaps they were playing some midnight ball to make things a bit interesting.
Love and Bryant hug after the West defeated the East. Bryant was named the game's MVP, finishing with 37 points, 14 rebounds and three steals.