It's 100 degrees in New York City, and Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love has barely slept a wink. He's just hours removed from shooting an interview for "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in Los Angeles on Tuesday night and is mere minutes from getting off a plane at JFK airport on Wednesday morning.
He's dressed in standard 20-something hipster gear -- the plaid blue shirt, the designer tennis shoes -- and he's making the rounds at a Samsung event, where he's one of five national spokespersons.
As hot and as tired and as overextended as Love might be on this June scorcher in the Big Apple, his mind is focused on another city next month.
"I can't wait for London," Love says with a giant grin during a rare moment away from the cameras and the hundreds of hoopheads in attendance at the Galaxy S III launch event in TriBeCa.
"During the NBA season, my mind's always on the task at hand. 'Who are we playing tonight? Who am I covering?' But now, it's on the opportunity to play in London...