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A recently released credit card ad features interviews with three NBA players – Cleveland’s Kevin Love, Washington’s John Wall, and Oklahoma City’s Stephen Adams – and asked them what their worst Christmas present ever turned out to be.
It’s a pretty funny clip, with all manner of dry humor, but the initial portion of it got us to pondering. Was Beach Boys founder Mike Love the “uncle on my dad’s side” that gave Kevin Love his worst Christmas gift ever?
A quick bit of internet research reveals that Kevin’s father, former NBA and ABA forward and all-around mensch Stan Love (who spent a chunk of his post-playing career trying to protect his cousin Brian Wilson from assorted hangers-on), only has one brother.
That brother’s name is Mike Love, whom you might know as the guy in the hat from the Beach Boys.
You also might know him as a bit of a prickly pear.
This seems perfectly in line with something that Mike Love – who rightfully fought for and won significant songwriting royalties on endless Beach Boys hits during Kevin Love’s youth – would do.
“I’m owed millions of dollars from writing the lyrics to ‘Good Vibrations,’ but I wouldn’t have gotten there without the help of my stapler. Here’s a stapler, kid. Wanna learn how to meditate?”
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