Kevin Love: Now I get to focus on basketball

Kevin Love released a video confirming he signed with the Cavaliers and is ready to focus on basketball.
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By Will Gibson

At this rate, The Players’ Tribune is going to put outlets like ESPN and Sports Illustrated out of business. Kevin Love — excuse me, Senior Editor Kevin Love — took to the Tribune again after declaring on the site last week that he would return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Mo Williams used the site as a platform to discuss his return to Cleveland as well.

Love posted a video today entitled “Chasing What You Love” to commemorate his officially signing his new contract, and included another brief written message with it.

Last week I announced here that I was re-signing with the Cavaliers. Today, the deal is inked and I can officially say I’m going to stay a Cav.

Now that free agency is over, I get to focus on the game that I grew up loving. The same game I grew up watching on TV and playing in the driveway against my dad. I talked to my parents and other people that I trust about my plans and they all said basically the same thing: We just want you to be happy. And that was it for me because I just want to focus on basketball.

So that’s what I’m going to do, focus on basketball and get back on the court ready for the start of the season.

Love is fully clothed this time, which is sure to disappoint some viewers, but at least he was shot in a tasteful black and white. His official signing is a big step for the Cavs front office, which has yet to ink Tristan Thompson or LeBron James to deals this summer. Iman Shumpert and Mo Williams have agreed to terms and can sign contracts as soon as today.

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