Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 at 12:06 pm  |  297 responses

What’s My Name?

Kevin Love needs one.

He doesnKevin Love’t play in the biggest market or for the best team. He was overlooked for the ’09 Rookie-Sophomore Game. Yet Kevin Love flat out produces. Averaging 11 ppg and 9 rpg his rookie year, he’s spiked those stats halfway through his second season and is now at around 15 and 12 per. He’s a double-double threat every time he takes the floor and it’s about time people stop overlooking this former UCLA Bruin. Maybe a catchy nickname will help Love’s popularity, so you know what to do.

Whoever has the best nickname will win a dope prize from the SLAM vault and get their name in Trash Talk next month.

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  • http://twitter.com/manueii ManueII

    Kay Lo. Kilo. KLove. K Lovin. Love Doctor.

  • luis

    the love machine.

  • Sean M

    How about “I Get Around” as a nod to his Beach Boys’ roots and his ability to gobble up rebounds from anywhere on the court?

  • luis

    love machine

  • robert stewart

    “California Love” He went to UCLA and 2pac has a song about it.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    The Premium Outlet.

  • http://www.laumol.nl/weblog Laumol

    I’m looking California, but I’m feeling Minnesota – Soundgarden, Outshined

  • http://www.inbox.lv smiles

    roller anyone? the ginger needs to be cut, first of all

  • horsey

    he absolutely can not be called “KLove.” all the unimaginative names in the NBA are bad enough but for this guy to share his name with an inspiring Catholic radio station is just unacceptable.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Love Handle

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com/ Seth

    Wonder Bread

  • rainman10

    Moon Dawg, Honky Tonk, Steamboat, Punch drunk…hahaa

  • http://www.twitter.com/IamHagel IamHagel

    I remember him being called the Big Fundamental in college, but that is Timmy’s nickname. Then I saw the documentary Gunnin for that #1 Spot when it came out in NY. I even remember K Loves nicknames of KevLar and Bulletproof (cept he has gotten injured both season thus far).

    In coming up with a nickname all I can think about is his relationship with the Beach Boys. By far their best album is Pet Sounds. As I looked through the track detail I noticed that Sloop John B also has Mike Love (Kevin’s Uncle) on lead vocals. Therefore my new nickname for Kevin Love is Sloop. “Sloop to the hoop”

  • LeoneL

    Mr. Muscle Glass Cleaner

  • jdn41

    the round mean loving machine

  • minoroots

    Rebound Hound

  • mems

    Windex, cause he cleans up the glass

  • aaron

    the Albino Rhino? nah, that’s pretty lame…the Lovely Bones (after the flick that has NOTHING to do with hoops)- maybe a hair better but still not there…actually, that’s not bad – a bit of Hollywood in the name. Hopefully, a complete cliche won’t win this.

  • TheFro

    Can’t go wrong with Dr Love, kinda obvious though.

    The Tree, cause he’s from Oregon and built like a Lumberjack.

    He’s a tough one, but the names referring to him being white are played out.

  • JoeMaMa


  • http://netzero breezy

    The Timberlove

  • http://twitter.com/dyalektraps d.Y.

    Luis wins. The Love Machine.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    K-Double, or K-Squared, because he’s a double-double machine.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com TADOne

    ‘The Fundamentalist’

  • luis

    i sure do cuz he is a machine out there with those rebounds!

  • pennydunk_1

    Tough Love

  • http://450E81stSt Cstrong

    “Big Love”
    “Vanilla Love”
    …Just look at the picture

  • NBA kid

    I know it’s dated, but McLovin!

  • http://www.realultimatepower.net doyouwantmore


  • Paddy

    The Lonely Wolf
    Big Daddy

  • Sam Z

    one man wolf pack. hangover reference

  • Sam Z

    Target. its a premium outlet. and hes always on target with his outlet passes

  • Paddy

    the lonely wolf

  • SK6

    Sticky Love – grabbin all the boards

    Double Love – avg double double

    K-Dub -

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    The Love Boat

  • Matthew Lopez

    mr. clean
    the bruin who boards
    the boardin’ bruin
    the rebounding bruin
    the glasscleaner
    mr. no love in the paint
    mr. loves to board
    mr. loves to rebound
    from the glass with love
    love(s to rebound) machine
    love machine
    lovin’ the glass
    no love machine
    from the paint with love
    from the high post with love
    from the stripe with love
    from the low post with love

  • burnt_chicken

    what’s slick like a tub of love jelly, and cold like Minnesota?
    K Jelly. or K Chilly. or K-Y Chilly.

  • http://www.fantasticfansite.com Fontaine

    The Dub Dr

  • einstein

    McLovin’s a good one, NBA kid!

  • http://www.fantasticfansite.com Fontaine

    Double Love

  • http://none The Philosopher

    The Boy Wonder, Little Tommy (Heinsohn), The Professional, The Scientist, The Bruin, The Dude, The Stud, The Original Diaper Dandy, The Jr. Beach Boy, Mr. Outlet Himself.

  • DJ


  • Rich

    A Love Supreme
    Boostin’ Kev
    Love & Basketball

  • http://www.yahoo.com Logues

    White Fang. Cuz he plays for the timberwolves and he’s white

  • ampd

    cream puff- he’s white and kinda unathletic, but he’s still pretty damn good

  • luis

    Matthew Lopez is tryin to steal my nickname for the love machine ima win diss baby

  • Danny P

    Barry White

  • Danny P

    Spray n’ White, the board cleaner.

  • Balherett3

    The Deforester

  • http://www.realultimatepower.net doyouwantmore

    LMAO @ “White Fang” and “The Love Boat”.

  • http://www.realultimatepower.net doyouwantmore

    The Ground Bound Rebound Hound

  • http://www.realultimatepower.net doyouwantmore

    The Ground Bound Board Hound

  • Cee Jay

    Oregon Gold

  • sup

    Oregon Fail

  • Cee Jay

    Oregon Fail

    The Orgonian

    Lovie Smith

  • Malcolm

    The Beach Boy
    The Lone Wolf

  • Malcolm

    the beach boy
    cold blooded killer
    oregon trail

  • Chang

    Laser Love

  • Gannon Rust

    Big Love

  • JD

    Lovely Bone

  • ddj

    lovin-u 42

  • rainman10

    The White David Lee.

  • k

    Is it really possible to improve on “Kevin Love?” Always bugs me. Like when they started calling Chris Gatling “Energizer.” Why can’t we just celebrate it when someone has a great ‘real’ name?

  • Iman Elbanna

    The Love Shack
    I like the Love Machine though because he’s consistent like machines always are.

  • Adrian Dolinay


  • MC Pats

    Bruing Love. you know brewing but cos hes from UCLA bruin

  • jake

    the klovinator

  • Jack Finn


  • Daniel

    Lost Love

  • Ryan


  • Jason

    Love Hurts

  • serevei

    Jiff…. Cleans the glass so well

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2010/02/whats-my-name-31/ maclovenotwar

    “The Goal Post”. You have to go through him to score. Plus, “post” works as his workplace (low post) and social-media associations (twitter posts). So then maybe as an alternative to Karl Malone’s “Mailman”, “the Postman”.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2010/02/whats-my-name-31/ maclovenotwar

    or “Poster Boy”

  • Pic

    The West Unseld.

  • doyouwantmore

    12 HOURS later and I’m STILL chuckling at “White Fang”

  • Jackson

    Love Bite because when he bangs into his opponents and gives them a bruise it’s like a love bite.

  • Cmac

    Big Love
    Love shack
    The love machiene

  • Brian

    Dr. Love

  • therighttoremainsalient

    whoever suggested ‘Sloop’ gets my vote. Thats the most uncoolest nicname for a Cali kid-ball player I’ve ever seen…but then you LOOK at his picture and say ‘SLoop’ out loud to yourself and it works hard.

  • therighttoremainsalient

    If i had to offer up my own nic name, I’d go with SLUGGER… he just looks like a big baseballer out there…

  • http://www.slamonline.com Simon Kreft

    “Board Love” – surf reference linked to beach boys roots and his love of rebounding

  • jfed`

    -Tough Love
    -Two Cents (double double reference)
    just to name a few

  • Chazz Michael Michaels

    The Big White Stuffing

  • hillbilly

    Mr. Senor Love Daddy…and that’s the double truth, Ruth.

  • Valentin Faure

    Loving Boards

  • http://none The Philosopher

    I have one for Durant, too. The Business. Kevin “The Business” Durant.

  • Kobemvp247

    The imbominable boardist

  • Kent Kanada

    Slingshot or Catapult

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  • Jesus Shuttlesworth

    The Producer, has a quiet game but puts up numbers.

  • http://none The Philosopher

    I have nicknames for days, man. Name any player in the league, I’ll give him a good nickname.

  • Ruach tang

    K.Daddy Love.

  • Jose

    Gay Love! oh wait hes not in memphis.darnit

  • Taranvir

    “Cravin’” Love
    Basketball Love
    Love Skills

  • the_baller20

    “The Walking Double-Double”

  • luis

    dang too many ppl out there tryin to steal my win everybody let it go i said it 1st so i win- “Love-machine”

  • Ben


  • 6marjons

    Jiminy Cricket… i dont really know why

  • SkiptomyLou

    I like the mentioned “The Premium Outlet” fits his style really well.. I was about to say “Outlet Maul”

  • Pic


  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    the lovedamental

  • specs

    Thick Nasty

  • specs


  • kh


  • CDwy

    Dr. Love cus he does work or the Bruin Basher cus he went to UCLA plays so hard in the paint and on the boards.

  • http://www.another48minutes.com Gerard Himself

    Let Love Rule

  • Justin

    The Love Below

  • Matthew Dalo

    The Bruin or The Love Bear, Huggie or Bear Wolf

  • Dominique Raval


  • http://slamonline.com rommel bequillo

    the LOVE-STRUCK, you amazed on how he plays on the court…

  • ctkennedy

    fedlove cuz just like fedex at the end of the day he delivers 15 12 speaks for itself

  • http://4ToulouseTerrace,NarreWarrenSouth,Victoria3805(Australia) Nikko

    Bon Jovi. After his monster hit “you give LOVE a bad name”.

  • jarrett

    Justin Timberlove
    Pasedina Love
    K Federlove

  • http://aol.com Martin Fenn

    Hate Mail: Cause he drops double doubles and people still hate on him

  • Zarfan

    Young Love
    Blue-Collar Lover

  • Greenie

    Tough love

  • Domingo

    “Endangered Species”. Why? He is one of the very few “White Americans” to have an impact in the league. This s#$t is serious.

  • flippity

    K Dub
    K Double
    Special K

  • Ken

    In “Gunnin for that #1 spot”, the announcer at Rucker goes: “KevLove…KevLar…Bulletproof!”, so I always liked “bulletproof.”

  • Matt

    Kevin “Love Me Sexy”

  • Matt

    the great white hope

  • Addam

    The Illsbury Doughboy

  • Hubert

    This one’s a bit late, and I didn’t even read the comments above. So forgive me if this has been already mentioned. How about Anthony Soprano. Nothing soft about Love’s game, but he sure does remind me of Tony’s lame-@ss kid.

  • Dillan

    This is KLoverfield!

  • Jackson

    Kevin “I’m Not Channing Tatum” Love

  • European Idiot

    Love Post, because he goes to work in the low post.

  • jumpman3224

    The Notorious L.O.V.E.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/category/blogs/farmer-jones/ Ryan Jones

    Any and all Beach Boys references should be automatically DQ’d.

  • Hoopish

    Love Glove

  • LeoneL

    LMFAO at “The White David Lee”

    nice one.

  • Aaron

    The Sybian

  • clipperfan

    “The Blizzard”
    “The Snowman”
    “Frosty the Boardman”
    “Abominable Boardman”
    “Big Worm”
    “Tapeworm” lol

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Señor Love Daddy

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Mister Señor Love Daddy

  • Teddy-the-Bear


  • shean combs

    “Loverman”. So simple

  • Jasvinder Dha


  • Jasvinder Dha


  • Jasvinder Dha


  • Jasvinder Dha


  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    “K-Dub” Because he’s a double-double machine.

  • B-Eazy

    Kevin Love= Kevlar=

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Mr. Love
    Kan I Bust
    Garbage Man
    Key Board
    Koming Attraction
    Koming to Sota

  • TMT

    Turnlover… He’s on my fantasy team and he turns the ball over soooooo much

  • nastierthanu2

    Kevin Love aka Crispy Kreme

  • Daniel

    The Saltine Supreme

  • http://slamonline.com dmonz

    Daddy love
    The Love Doctor

  • http://slamonline.com dmonz

    Love Daddy
    The Love Doctor

  • Benj.

    the big all around

  • http://slam shawn williams

    big love

  • http://slam shawn williams


  • http://www.jameyburke.blogspot.com KobeWearsAPurpleThong

    Big Country 2

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    no name for kevin love, hes not good enough

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2010/02/peta-vs-larry-bird/ oinestep

    Double stuff

  • JWW

    The Magician

  • the_baller20

    The Big Double-Double
    Double Trouble

  • Michael Sammon

    Prodigy but, “Lovdigy”

  • Michael Sammon

    Love me Mo

  • Michael Sammon


    ^ – meaning squared. couldnt find a way to superscript the 2

  • Belle

    BUDDY LOVE. Much like the Sherman the Nutty Professor, he has a quiet demeanour that resembles a huggie bear off the court. Come game time however, he morphs into a totally different persona, and becomes downright NASTY!!! Much like BUDDY LOVE.

  • Muta Scale

    Kev Lova X – Kevin Love remixed into the Zev Lova X name aka MF Dooms 1st rap persona (see 3rd Bsss’ – Gas Face song/video). Easy, catchy, obscure reference = WIN!!!

  • Henry Berger

    Love Butt
    Love bug

  • Ali Saadat

    I know some guys got this name but he’s the real Big Country.

  • http://Www.twolvesblog.com DK


  • Raymond Burns

    Mr. Lover Lover
    U gotta say it like Shaggy back in 1995 when he put out Boombastic. Look the song up and listen to it. Catchy. Mr. Lova Lova mmmm LOL

  • kyle s

    sweet lovin

  • kyle s

    the love boat

  • Luke Younger

    42 leaf Klover

  • http://Www.facebook.com Joe_king

    Gotta be mclovin

  • Dan

    Kevin “Where’s the” Love

  • http://slamonline.com Jonah

    kevin “block party” love

  • Jakob Kagel


  • Jakob Kagel

    Lone Wolf

  • http://8375wpontiacdr.peoriaaz bhumit

    wolf lover

  • kyle s

    Dr. strange love

  • Sam B


  • kyle s

    chapel of love. the love chapel

  • kyle s

    chapel of love. the love chapel

  • kyle s

    mountain of love

  • kyle s

    big daddy

  • Sam B

    Love Mountain

  • Molly

    Doctor Love

  • Geoff

    The white wolf o’ the Glass
    The great Hound of Rebound

  • Sherif

    Kevin “Show Me” Love

  • http://None Cain

    Special K
    (He gives you some of everything)

    (Cant beat this one)

    Sorry for being late, kept saying the server was busy

  • Darren Johnson

    The Double-Double Love Train

  • Darren Johnson

    1.K. L. Double-Double
    2.Love Train Double Man
    3.Love Train Double-Double
    4. K.L. Double D”

  • Roosevelt Cuevas

    The Love Boat

  • buddy

    Love Above The Rim

  • http://slamonline.com Stu Love

    The “L” train

  • Trout

    Kevin “sticky fingers” Love

  • Daisy

    Mclovin or the love machine
    because he’s making some love with those killer games

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2010/02/whats-my-name-31/ Andy Kelleher

    “Outlet” because he is such a good outlet passer, and you can (plug) him in anywhere on the floor and he just does his job!

  • Eric Gratzer

    Big Maclove
    Big Love
    Mr. Lovewaggon

  • amrit

    1. Kevin “Mchale” Love
    2. dR. LoVe
    3. MkLovin (becuase his first names starts w/k)
    4. The Love Guru

  • Sam.Browne

    “Bruin Lovely”

  • Blake


  • Dan

    Kevin “all you need is” Love
    Kevin “groovy kind of” Love
    Kevin “addicted to” Love
    Kevin “crazy little thing called” Love

  • UMelchN

    Kid Kloves

  • Ryan K

    Young Love. He’s still pretty young right?

  • JGFcelts

    White Fang
    Call of the Wild
    Love Actually
    Love and Basketball

  • http://bgriz1027@verizon.net Rod Kinsey

    The Love Below

  • Charles Henderson

    Since he’s from Oregon I gotta reference the old-school computer game “Oregon Trail”:

    He’s not that quick so… The Oregon Snail.

    With his injuries this year…Oregon Frail.

    Constantly rumored to be on the trading block… Oregon Sale.

    That’s all I got!

  • http://slamonline.com RayintheBay

    Valentines Day Assassin

  • Sherm

    The Lumberjack
    Lovely Boards
    The Boardwalk

  • Leo N. Semenov


  • Leo N. Semenov

    General Mc.Lovin

  • Leo N. Semenov


  • Chris Taylor

    Hate Me Now

  • Chris Taylor


    You can’t help but fall in love with his game.

  • Chris Taylor

    “Romeo” You can’t help but fall in LOVE

  • Chris Taylor

    LOVE Potion #42

  • nick waren

    Double the Love since he’s averaging a double double

  • nick waren

    or Double Love cuz the double doubles

  • shakim spencer

    kevin triple c love (cool, clam and collective)

  • shakim spencer


  • shakim spencer

    they call me Dr.love

  • shakim spencer

    Kevin double the love

  • shakim spencer

    kevin cool-aid love

  • shakim spencer

    kevin wavy love

  • shakim spencer

    kevin slice and dice love

  • http://www.canishoopus.com Stop-n-Pop

    The Big Piranha, as in a larger version of the Minnesota Twins’ Little Piranhas. Dude doesn’t have an overpowering game but he’ll nibble you to death with the little things and hustle.

  • Manoil

    The Love Machine
    Endless Love
    Love Man
    The Great White Hope
    Vanilla Thunder

  • Chris

    The Big Piranha!

    If you don’t get the reference, ask Ozzie Guillen who the Piranhas are.

  • John

    It’s gotta be Love Muscle. He ain’t huge, but he can get the broads… I mean boards.

  • http://canishoopus.com Stay Classy Joe

    We over at CH always refer to love as the Big Piranha, I would think this is fitting since an entire blogging community always uses it.

  • http://canishoopus.com Nick

    The Big Piranha. Over at Canis Hoopus they have even created a commercial idea.

  • Django

    The Love Supreme

  • theH

    i came up with ‘tough love’ on canis hoopus. i stand by that nickname as the best representation of kevin’s blue-collar game. also a commercial idea posted over there. tough love! do it, do it.

  • island wolf

    Vanilla Thunder: Darryl Dawkins was from “planet lovetron”, as is Kevin. Dawkins was called “chocolate thunder”, partially for his ridiculous dunking ability and partially for his skin color. Kevin’s dunks are effective but way more vanilla, like his skin. Thus: Vanilla Thunder.

  • http://www.canishoopus.com Stop-n-Pop

    “Da Angry Whopper” is another fan favorite from Hoopus.

  • Bob

    “Box Office”
    Becuase he goes to work on the glass, he’s great at boxing-out to get boards, and he’s worth the price of admission! Also the Wolves used to have the “Big Ticket” and now he could be replaced by the “Box Office”

  • Bob

    Also forgot to mention variations of “Box Office” nickname above: a.k.a the “Love Box”,”Box-O-Love”,”The Boxer”

  • Joel Sandler

    K-Bomb because he throws full court bombs all the time.

  • Bob

    Because Love hooks & catches all the boards & he repeats the double-double over and over again just like a catchy song.

    a.k.a. the “Hook of Love”, the”Love Hook”, the “Big Hook”,”Dr.Hook”,”Captain Hook”, the “Big Catch”, or the “Hookworm” (an ode to Rodman’s nickname)

  • I.M. Fletcher

    The Earthbound Hound of Rebound

  • Carlos

    “The Double-Double Lover”

  • PJ Lodge

    Timberlove or Timbalove (for added flavor)

  • taylor trent

    Double Love. dude’s name is love and hes a double double guy its that simple

  • Daniel

    Vanilla ice


    Tough Love

  • yaakov adison

    love shooter

  • Anthony Sartiano

    Kevin “Let him run wild” Love
    Kevin “Still Surfin” Love

  • Anthony Sartiano

    Kevin Let him run wild Love
    Kevin “Still Surfin” Love

  • Anthony Sartiano

    Kevin Let him run wild Love
    Still Surfin” Love

  • Anthony Sartiano

    Minnesota Lovin

  • nick

    Dude love

  • Russ Wallin

    “Baby Love” with a theme song of the same name done by “Mother’s Finest”.

  • ako_77

    KevLar is my personal favorite but Wonder Bread is pretty funny as well

  • ako_77

    Windex is good too

  • eggsackley

    K-Dublin…. (it’s Irish)

  • http://fernandoedk@yahoo.ca Fernando Komoseng

    He is overlooked most of the time, so he needs a name like. Whole lotta Love.

  • http://fernandoedk@yahoo.ca fernando k.

    Love is in the air.
    Love me tender.

  • Bill Graham

    “The Next Wes” (Wes Unseld reference outlet passes and underappreciated)

  • Dylan Lussier

    im going with
    “mr. glass”
    hes unbreakable

  • jbhoopsfan

    double love

  • david hendren

    The sweetness

  • david hendren

    love doc.

  • Wade Smith

    Tree Hugger

  • AlexM

    Love Glove

  • Glendon Wilson


  • http://www.realgm.com Nick

    The Great White Snipe – a play on the old “Great White Hype” name, while emphasizing his ability to snipe long distance passes, long range shots for a big, and snipe big rebounds.

  • R. Ezra

    Double Stuf

  • Rusty Gillette


  • Allgood

    I’m with Dillan earlier. KLoveRfield, cause he’s a monster on the boards.

    And I always like “Love Handles”

  • Andy Vasquez

    K-2…..for that double double threat he brings every night..


    Big Love

  • http://mnavarro31@hotmail.com Mike Navarro

    Kevin “DGN (Don’t Get No) Love

  • Sean Sani

    McDoubleDouble aka Combo no. 42

  • Courtside

    K-Love = K-Heart = K<3 = King of Hearts


    Heart Machine

  • Courtside

    Or, simply, King Heart :)

  • John Andrew Villanueva


  • RunningBrave

    The Love Below

  • JF


  • Tek One

    Big L

  • Joel P

    K Loving

  • John D

    ” Money Can’t Buy Me”
    Greatest band ever theme

  • MemphisHurb

    Call him “Love Worthy”, since his jersey number matches a certain former Laker named James, and Kevin doesn’t get the Love he deserves.

  • Danny


  • Amro

    R&B Love is a good name for Kevin Love because it portrays his exceptional force on rebounding and blocking, while his last name reflects his love for the game

  • Amro

    Efficient Love best fits Kevin Love because Kevin Love is shooting around 46% this season.

  • Trey Huntsman


  • Amro

    Nothing but Love is a good name because its taken the phrase nothing but net to portray kevin love’s superior mid range shooting

  • Ronnie Walker

    Tough Love

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2010/02/whats-my-name-31/ Mikey


  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2010/02/whats-my-name-31/ Mikey


  • birdman3

    “Lone Love”

  • Sal

    One Love
    He is one of a kind.

  • will da kid

    kevin “i’m gone make u love me baby”

  • will da kid


  • Amro

    Dances with wolves

  • Amro

    bankavore or boardavor

  • Amro

    Board-lover or Glass Lover

  • http://slamonline.com Petros Stavrakis

    Big love

  • http://slamonline.com Petros Stavrakis


  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    Thanks everyone for participating. Look for the winner in SLAM 137′s Trash Talk section.