Kevin Love: Not Ready To Retire, Wants To Continue Playing In NBA

Photo: Instagram/Kevin Love

Kevin Love, currently in his 16th NBA season and second with the Miami Heat, expressed his desire to keep playing despite nearing the end of his career.

In a recent interview with Ira Winderman of the Sun-Sentinel, the 35-year-old former All-Star and NBA champion revealed his reluctance to retire, stating, "I don’t want to retire. I would like to keep playing."

Reflecting on his longevity in the league, Love reminisced about a conversation he had with Kevin Durant a decade ago, realizing that even after 16 years, retirement isn't imminent but is more visible on the horizon. 

Photo: Instagram/Kevin Love

He emphasized the importance of making the most of the time he has left in the league and cherishing the memories created with his teammates.

Love, who holds a $4 million player option for the next season, is expected to exercise it. However, his future with the Heat remains uncertain, as the team might opt for roster changes. 

Despite his contributions as a valuable member of the Heat's second unit, averaging 8.8 points and 6.1 rebounds per game this season, Miami could explore trade options to bolster their roster around Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo.

Nevertheless, Love's desire to continue playing and his veteran presence could make him a valuable asset for other playoff-bound teams in need of experienced big men. As such, it's likely that Love will return for another season in the NBA, pursuing his passion for the game.

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Source: NBC Sports 

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