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With the 2014 offseason Kevin Love Lottery in full effect, the sports world is speculating wildly on where the Minnesota big man will land. Among the many potential destinations, people seem to be pointing to Kevin Love's girlfriend Cody Horn as reason why the Lakers make the most sense.
To be accurate here, Kevin Love doesn't fully control his destiny this year. Yes, he could certainly sway the TimberWolves or his new team one way or another, but it really isn't fully up to him. All the same, Cody Horn seems to be one of many factors influencing people to believe the California kid may want to head home. Cody Horn is an actress with a pretty solid resume to date including movies Magic Mike, and End of Watch,Rescue Me, and The Office. Love was born in Santa Monica, though attended high school in Oregon before returning for college ball at UCLA. Horn was born, raised and now lives in Los Angeles.
Cody Horn has spent plenty of time in the spotlight, with her mother being a former model, and her father currently serving as the Chairman of Walt Disney Studios. If Cody Horn really has so much pull in the Kevin Love sweepstakes (and since we know she's reading this), we'd like to chime in with our own sales pitch. With so much time on the west coast, isn't it time for a change? Boston is a great place to live with plenty of movie and TV gigs shooting in the city. Plus, wouldn't KLove look great in the green and white? If you make this happen, we'll buy you a beer down at The Legends Club too. Thanks in advance Cody Horn!!
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Coming into the 2012-13, there were lofty expectations placed on Kevin Martin. With OKC deciding they couldn't (or didn't want to) give James Harden a new max contract, they traded him to Houston. Martin was shipped to the Thunder in that deal and essentially had to try and replicate Harden's offensive output from the bench. While not as explosive, Martin did his best impression as the Thunder marched their way to the 1 seed in the West.
Martin started his career in Sacramento, which is a far cry from his hometown of Zanesville, OH. This is relevant because its also the hometown of Kevin Martin's wife Jill Martin. When Kevin started his NBA career, the couple has just started getting serious. Jill recalls taking many flights back and forth to visit on the weekends when the Kings were playing at home.
Kevin and Jill were married on July 15, 2011. The couple actually met in high school but did not begin dating until college. Both are self-described as shy, so the relationship took quite some time to get off the ground. They spent about 4 years together before finally tying the knot. We don't usually make note of wedding details, but this is one we just had to point out - Kevin and Jill had an Oreo bar for their guests. There's no way that didn't live up to expectations.
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Kevin Love is the greatest basketball player in the world. I can safely declare this after dealing Dirk for him 3 years ago in my fantasy hoops lague when he was still on the bench under the evil dictator Kurt Rambis. I had faith in him. I love the man. I wish I was his girlfriend, except for the fact that I'm a 30 year old, straight married white guy.
Kevin Love clearly prefers the alternatives to dating me as evident with his girlfriend Elise Novak. Elise was a cheerleader and member of the dance team at UCLA, where she and Kevin met and began dating. The relationship has continued through his career in Minnesota where he frequently flies her out to see him.
In 2008, Sports Illustrated interviewed her in their SI On Campus feature. Elise was asked about her likes and dislikes, where the Pre-med student announced that her favorite class was physics, her best physical feature was her smile, and that she was a very good golfer before she focused on cheering and dancing.
Cheerleader, pre-med student, golfer. Check, check, check. Well done, Kevin Love.