Kevin Love says coronavirus pandemic is ‘anxiety-ridden’
With the coronavirus pandemic shutting down the majority of major sports around the world, many athletes have found themselves with a chance to use their platform to inform the masses and keep the public calm in a time of panic. This includes Kevin Love.
Via the NBA’s official Twitter account, Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love recorded a nearly three-minute PSA on the dangers of COVID-19 and the situation the country finds itself in at the moment.
“This is just incredibly anxiety-ridden, stressful, and I think the unknown is what really scares us,” Kevin Love said. “So, it’s completely normal to feel this way and what people are feeling is normal. And I think that just being isolated at your home, it’s tough to stay away from this 24-hour news cycle where all people are getting are things that will send them down a slippery slope and in a spiral because it just seems to be so negative.”
Love also preached compassion and community during the global hardship, praising professional organizations and players across multiple sports for stepping up and helping those in need.
On the court, Kevin Love was in the midst of a solid year for the Cavs. The 12-year NBA veteran was averaging 17.6 points, 9.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game while shooting 45.0 percent from the field and 37.4 percent from deep before the NBA season was postponed due to the pandemic.
Kevin Love has been one of the league’s top big men for roughly the past decade and although he is slowing down at 31 years old, the 6-foot-8 big man has been an important piece to a young a rebuilding Cavaliers team.