- David Thorpe, ESPN Staff Writer
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Love is an intense competitor, but I don't see him express it much. And keeping that to himself would be a mistake, as it can serve to inspire his teammates who will soon look up to him as an extremely skilled player with a great basketball mind.
A guy like KG, who so obviously inspires every teammate, is a great example of what Love can aspire to.
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David Thorpe is an NBA analyst for Scouts Inc. and the executive director of the Pro Training Center in Clearwater, Fla., where he oversees the player development program for more than 40 NBA, European League and D-League players. Those players include Kevin Martin, Rob Kurz, Luol Deng, Courtney Lee and Tyrus Thomas. To e-mail him, click here.
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