Kevin Love hit with rookie hazing

The St. Paul Pioneer Press (Don Seeholzer) reports: As the Wolves’ only rookie, Kevin Love was forced to sing happy birthday to forward Craig Smith in front of the entire team after practice Monday. Let’s just say his voice never will be confused with that of his famous uncle Mike of the Beach Boys. “He has no singing voice, no rhythm at all,” Wittman cracked. “It’s hard to believe that he’s got a relative that seemed to have that.” Love, in his defense, said happy birthday isn’t his song and that he would have nailed the Star-Spangled Banner. Asked if that was his first and last singing gig, he said: “No, I’m going to have to do it again. They’re going to make me dance, too, so I’ve got to figure out what new flavor I’m going to bring next time.”

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