Despite new 4-year deal, Love says he'll still play with 'chip on shoulder'

Kevin Love has a new four-year contract extension, but he tells the Pioneer Press he'll continue to play with a "chip on his shoulder" after not getting the five-year pact he wanted.
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Kevin Love has a new four-year contract extension, but he tells the Pioneer Press he'll continue to play with a "chip on his shoulder" after not getting the five-year pact he wanted.

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