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Kevin Love Could Throw a Baseball 90 Mph as a High School Freshman

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Kevin Love Could Throw a Baseball 90 Mph as a High School Freshman

A story published in the Pioneer Press in 2012 states that Love could actually hit 90 mph on the radar gun when he was just a freshman in high school.

After giving up baseball in high school to focus on hoops, Love never pitched in a live game, but it sounds like he certainly knew how special he was throwing off a mound.

"I always wanted to be like Randy Johnson because he was 6-foot-10," said Love at the time. "But he was a lefty. If I was a lefty, I'd probably still be playing baseball. I still love baseball, and I always think about what if I were out on the mound."

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story published in the Pioneer Press in 2012 states that Love could actually hit 90 mph on the radar gun when he was just a freshman in high school.

After giving up baseball in high school to focus on hoops, Love never pitched in a live game, but it sounds like he certainly knew how special he was throwing off a mound.

"I always wanted to be like Randy Johnson because he was 6-foot-10," said Love at the time. "But he was a lefty. If I was a lefty, I'd probably still be playing baseball. I still love baseball, and I always think about what if I were out on the mound."

Love's jettison of baseball for basketball eventually landed him at UCLA, where he starred for one season before being drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Still, the thought of a Love jacking home runs and throwing 90 mph as a 14-year-old in Oregon is pretty incredible.

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