NBA Commissioner Presents Kevin Love With Champion Award | Cavaliers Nation

NBA Commissioner Presents Kevin Love With Champion Award

Kevin Love and Adam Silver

Cleveland Cavaliers star Kevin Love has become a brave voice of mental health awareness in the NBA and the world of sports as a whole.

On Wednesday night, Love was honored for his contributions when NBA commissioner Adam Silver awarded the star big man with the Child Mind Institute Champion Award.

The award marks just another example of how the NBA has come out in force to support Love.

Prior to receiving the award, Love spoke with People.com to discuss his choice to speak out.

“What I have found about mental health or mental illness is that it takes many shapes and forms,” he said. “It goes with every demographic, but I think for myself in creating my fund, the big demographic I really want to point out and look to is children. I think it is very important for kids and their parents to understand what is going on, and that’s why being here is so important.”

It’s just another example of Love being a role model for players and fans alike. Hopefully this award encourages more athletes to use their status as role models for some many for a good cause.

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