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Published March 06, 2012, 04:22 PM

T-wolves star Kevin Love gets a seafaring friend

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Love's exceptional rebounding ability makes him appear, sometimes, as if he has more than two arms.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Love's exceptional rebounding ability makes him appear, sometimes, as if he has more than two arms.

So how about eight? His new namesake at the Mall of America's Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium has that many. And suction cups, too, just like Love makes his hands look when he's grabbing a loose ball off the glass.

The Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star is scheduled to formally release K-Love the Octopus into the cephalopod's new tank in a ceremony at the mall on Thursday afternoon. Love will also feed the octopus and give it a special basketball toy, with a group of children sponsored by a local charity for cancer and other life-threatening medical conditions.

Love is second in the NBA with 13.7 rebounds per game.

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