London, August 1st. The 2012 Olympics are being called the “social media games” and one of its most popular players is Kevin Love. The Minnesota Timberwolves power forward from Lake Oswego is standing out, with stats like 16 points and 6 rebounds in a game against Tunisia, and the 24-year-old is tweeting about his Olympic experiences to his 374,596 Twitter followers.
The 6’10” two time NBA All-Star, in true Oregonian fashion, doesn’t take himself too seriously with his fans, or Facebook followers, that’s where he posted these Olympic snapshots:
In this interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Love talks about growing up in Oregon, his love/hate relationship with Twitter, and why his chances were good to make Team USA, because he explained, “They always need at least one token white guy.”
Kevin Love will have more time in London to post to Facebook, use his Instagram account, and tweet to followers. The twelve member USA basketball team is favored to play through the games and into the Olympic finals in basketball on Sunday, August 12th.
The Men’s Basketball team will play the following games:
USA vs. Nigeria Thursday, August 2nd.
USA vs.Lithuania – Saturday, August 4th.
USA vs. Argentina Monday, August 6th.
Quarter Finals will be Wednesday, August 8th.
Semifinal Friday, August 10th.
Finals are Sunday, August 12th.