In the past year, Love has become a major figure in the movement for increased mental health awareness.
He recently launched The Kevin Love Fund to help empower people to improve their mental well-being and to change the stigma often associated with speaking about these issues.
In a recent article for The Player's Tribune entitled "Everyone's Going Through Something", Love revealed that he suffered an on-court panic attack last season.
The incident led him to grapple with his own perceptions of mental health and eventually realize how many invisible battles people are fighting each and every day.
"Mental health isn't just an athlete thing. What you do for a living doesn't have to define who you are. This is an everyone thing. No matter what our circumstances, we're all carrying around things that hurt — and they can hurt us if we keep them buried inside. Not talking about our inner lives robs us of really getting to know ourselves and robs us of the chance to reach out to others in need. So if you're reading this and you're having a hard time, no matter how big or small it seems to you, I want to remind you that you're not weird or different for sharing what you're going through
Just the opposite. It could be the most important thing you do. It was for me."