Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Love, Westbrook together again
By Blair Angulo
Former UCLA teammates Russell Westbrook and Kevin Love have been reunited in Las Vegas.
The duo that led UCLA to the 2008 Final Four is part of the 22 players competing for 12 spots on Team USA, which will compete in the world championships this summer in Turkey. ESPN Insider Chris Sheridan has both making the squad in this breakdown.
Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder) and Love (Minnesota Timberwolves), entering their third seasons in the league, are already two of the NBA's rising stars. They were taken fourth and fifth, respectively, in the 2008 NBA Draft (Westbrook as a sophomore, Love as a freshman).
NBATV is airing training camp practices live from Vegas' Cox Pavilion (check your listings for the next showing). For those wondering, Westbrook is wearing No. 31 and Love No. 40.