The Timberwolves Public Relations Department made a huge push trying to vote Kevin Love in as a starter in the upcoming NBA All-Star Game. Love earned 34,013 more All-Star Game votes than Dwight Howard between January 9th and 23rd. Howard led Love on the 9th by 26,085 votes, but finished 7,928 behind the Wolves power forward.
There’s a new goal in Minnesota: Get Nikola Pekovic into the All-Star Game.
A vinyl record titled, “The Bruise Brothers’ “All-Star Edition” released on the 28th. The album is double-sided, Side 42 (Love’s number) and Side 14 (Pekovic’s number), included multiple musical compilations and was sent to coaches around the league. It included a limited-edition poster.
In the package was a letter from the, “Bruise Brothers All-Star Edition Executive Producer.”
With chart-topping hits such as “30/15 Vision”, “It Happened At Shootaround”, “Be My Screen”, “Endless Love”, and “Should I Three or Should I Post”, Wolves forward Kevin Love and center Nikola Pekovic are fast-becoming the best male chart-topping duo since the likes of England Dan and John Ford Coley, Seals and Crofts, and Hall and Oates.
Ok, so, all kidding aside, it is nearly difficult to ignore what kind of season each of these two big men are compiling here in Minnesota. The two have combined to have more 20/10 games, more double-doubles, and more second-chance points than any other duo in the NBA this season.
The fans of the NBA have already spoken and voted Kevin Love into the game as a starter. What is happening without much fanfare, though, is the emergence of Nikola Pekovic as one of the top centers in the NBA. Under the former all-star voting format, it would be hard to ignore Pekovic as one of the Western Conference reserves at center. He LEADS THE LEAGUE in second-chance scoring and points in the paint. Over his last 25 games, he is averaging 20.7 points per game, which ranks second among centers in the NBA.
If you truly want the best players in the Western Conference represented in New Orleans, I hope you’ll consider voting for Nikola Pekovic.
Bruise Brothers All-Star Edition Executive Producer,
During the Wolves meeting, yesterday, against the New Orleans Pelicans — this video was shown to the Target Center. It included an illustration from artist Maddison Bond.
Aside from Love, Pekovic (Big Pek) has been arguably the Wolves best player. He’s averaging over 21 points and shooting 54 percent over his last 20 games, however — Pek has been sidelined with an injured achilles. He left Monday night’s game after playing only seven-minutes of the first quarter and had been feeling pain in his achilles for the past week. Pek has played an averaged of 32-and-a-half minutes per game this season, a career high. If the move by the Wolves PR department is successful, it would make Pekovic an All-Star for the first time in his career.
Help send Pek to the All-Star Game by using the hashtag #PekGoesToo
If you’re interested in reading about how well Pekovic was playing with the Wolves, and what his importance to the team could mean long-term — read this post over at Hickory-High. (Shameless self-plug)