Watch how nice Minnesota fans treat their Kevin Love jerseys

(Ann Heisenfelt/AP)

There is a such thing as “Minnesota Nice.” Having grown up there, you betchya, I know a thing or two about it. So, when Kevin Love decided to ditch the Timberwolves for the Cavaliers this week most Minnesotans just thanked him for his participation and wished him well.

But for a select few basketball fans “Minnesota Nice” wouldn’t suffice. “Oh, no, no no no noooo!” they shouted, well, maybe said in a six-inch voice as not to disturb anyone around them.. “Kevin leaving the Timberwolves is like someone making Jello salad without the marshmallows! It’s just mean!”

And so, a group of comedy-minded Minnesotans gathered to do as Ohioans did in 2010 when Lebron left. BURN ALL THE LOVE JERSEYS! Let’s light this hot dish up, shall we?

OK, so maybe that didn’t work out as planned. But that’s OK. There’s still time to deep fry Kevin Love’s jersey and eat it at the Minnesota State Fair later this summer.

(H/t: Reddit)

Marissa Payne writes for The Early Lead, a fast-breaking sports blog, where she focuses on what she calls the “cultural anthropological” side of sports, aka “mostly the fun stuff.” She is also an avid WWE fan.



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