Skip to main content

All the meaty details on Kevin Love's surprise visit to Boston

  • Author:
  • Updated:

Kevin Love apparently had himself one heck of a weekend in Boston.

Love, who is believed to have informed the Timberwolves that he plans to opt out of the final year of his contract with the Timberwolves to become an unrestricted free agent in 2015, was spotted all over the city that the 17-time NBA champion Celtics call home.

The Boston Globe has all the meaty details, and it begins with a conversation Bill Fairweather, owner of "The Greatest Bar" in Boston had with Love when the Wolves' All-Star power forward walked in unannounced.

“Is the deal done?” Fairweather asked, hoping for good news.

Love laughed and shook his head. “No,” he said.

But over the next few hours, the two talked plenty about Boston and the Celtics.

“It went great,” Fairweather told the Globe on Sunday. “The kid is a real gentleman. I think he has a real appreciation with the Celtics’ history and tradition.”

The rest of Love's trip included taking in a Red Sox game at Fenway Park where he met up with Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo. The two were spotted and this photo quickly went viral.

Before the game, Love grabbed a bite to eat at Cask 'N Flagon, a sports bar across the street from Fenway Park.

Patriots party animal and tight end Rob Gronkowski got involved, too.

The flirting continued when former Twins slugger David Ortiz sent Love this tweet.

Ortiz played six season with the Twins before joining the Red Sox in 2003. Ironically enough, Love has played six seasons for the Timberwolves.

Fairweather said the underlying message Love continuously went back to during their 90-minute conversation was that he just wants to win – something he hasn't accomplished with the Wolves.

Wolves President of Basketball Operations Flip Saunders reiterated on Sunday that he fully expects Love to be playing in Minnesota next season.

Boston is considered a potential trading partner if the Wolves do indeed decided to deal Love, whom they could ultimately lose for nothing if they don't trade him.

The Celtics own the sixth and 17th picks in the first round of the June 26 NBA Draft and 10 first-rounders over the next five years.

Next Up

Snowmobile tracks Any Arthur Flickr

Who left the burnt snowmobile on a frozen Minnesota lake?

There wasn't much left beyond the frame and a few other large, metal parts.

T Kline Robbinsdale City Council

Charges: Drunk council member fled police on wrong side of Hwy. 100

The complaint alleges he caused a wrong-way crash, then drove around an officer that tried to stop him.


What does the future hold for the Vikings at linebacker?

Anthony Barr is hitting free agency, and Eric Kendricks is approaching age 30

vehicle car

String of vehicle thefts in St. Paul, most left running unattended

The department is urging people not to leave their car running unattended.

kid hospital doctor

Child COVID hospitalizations reach pandemic-high in northern MN

As omicron surges, more kids are ending up in the hospital.

ice fishing close unsplash

'It's disgusting': Anglers dumping sewage on to popular ice fishing lake

A local CO told Bring Me The News it's people in newer, RV-style wheel houses.

Alejandro Rios and Michael Steward

Reward offered for information on 2021 double fatal shooting in St. Paul

It's been a year since Alejandro Rios and Michael Stewart were found dead on the sidewalk.

Peyton Manning John Randle Twitter

What was Peyton Manning doing in Minnesota?

It's apparently for an upcoming episode of his TV show, "Peyton's Place."

covid-19, coronavirus

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, January 25

The test positivity rate has dropped for the first time since before Christmas.