Kevin Love spent one year at UCLA before making the jump to the NBA. He had many great moments during his short time in Los Angeles, but his best moment at the school came after he went pro.
As Love told Sports Illustrated, he went out with some friends one night before his rookie campaign with the Minnesota Timberwolves. One of his friends, ex-water polo player Tyler Kandel, tried to kick something, slipped, and hit the ground hard. Both Love and a third friend, former Bruins basketball player Josh Shipp, started laughing before they noticed that Kandel started bleeding out of his left wrist – Kandel was carrying a 4o-ounce bottle of malt liquor and it shattered during his fall.
Kandel’s artery was sliced open and he was bleeding profusely. That’s when Love stepped in.