Timberwolves Owner: Kevin Love Not on Kevin Garnett’s Level

by March 30, 2012

Kevin Love’s spectacular season has everyone wondering about his standing in the NBA (today and historically), and especially in Minnesota. As far as Glen Taylor is concerned, Love has a long way to go before he can unseat Kevin Garnett as the greatest player in Timberwolves history. Per the Star Tribune: “Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor has now had two great players on his payroll — Kevin Garnett for 12 seasons, and Kevin Love, who is in his fourth season. Love, who won the NBA’s Most Improved Player award last year and is headed for it again this season, is breaking all sorts of team records, including some of Garnett’s. And he isn’t making anywhere near the money that Garnett made, some $200 million during his career here. At this point Taylor refuses to rate Love as a better player than Garnett. ‘Kevin [Garnett] did it for many years. Love is doing well now, but he has a long way to go to catch up with the long successful career that Garnett had,’ Taylor said. Garnett, who still has a home in the Twin Cities, doesn’t hold any love for this franchise, according to his quotes in the Boston press. This despite all the success he had and all the money he made here. Garnett said: ‘It’s always special to come back to true fans and your foundation. But as far as that franchise, I have nothing positive to say. So I’ll just let it be that. I think Kevin Love’s playing at a high level. I think he’s rejuvenated the city as far as basketball goes. Other than that, nothing else.'”