Found January 03, 2013 on Fox Sports North:
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MINNEAPOLIS As the clock ticked to zero on the Timberwolves' 111-107 win over Phoenix on Sunday, Kevin Love walked to the sideline and enveloped Shawn Respert in a hug. This wasn't just an "oh, hey, we won, let's hug" sort of embrace. That's hardly Love's style. It was a pointed move after the power forward finished the night with 23 points and 18 rebounds on 40 percent shooting. It was a thank you. Thank you for standing there, shot after shot, after practice, before practice, whenever. Thank you for watching, for talking and listening. Because that's what Respert and the rest of the Timberwolves' player development coaches do. That's what they've done when players have struggled, when they've felt like Love feels now, proverbially banging his head against the wall. Last year, it was Wes Johnson logging those hours of basketball and conversations with Respert. This year, it's Love, and so what if he's a star? So what if h...
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