Love is in the MVP conversation

Should Kevin Love's name be included in NBA MVP talks? ESPN's Scoop Jackson thinks so. As a matter of fact, he thinks Love is the league's MVP. Jackson believes Love means more to the Wolves than any other single player in the league. And it doesn't hurt that Love is ranks fourth in scoring and second in rebounding.
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Should Kevin Love's name be included in NBA MVP talks? ESPN's Scoop Jackson thinks so. As a matter of fact, he thinks Love is the league's MVP. Jackson believes Love means more to the Wolves than any other single player in the league. And it doesn't hurt that Love is ranks fourth in scoring and second in rebounding.

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