'Tis the season for ridiculous acts of athlete kindness.
In a new video promoting his coat drive charity, Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Love shows off his slow-jam skills and flair for over-the-top comedy, donning a wig while "playing" the sax by moonlight. The short film features cameos by teammates J.J. Barea and Andrei Kirilenko while employing hilariously low-budget F/X and a smooth saxophone soundtrack to seduce viewers into the spirit of giving.
According to ABC 5, the Minnesota Timberwolves forward has partnered with Comcast and the Salvation Army in the annual coat drive, which accepts donations through Dec. 12. In exchange, Love will give a pair of game tickets to fans for every coat they donate.
"Cold weather is here and many people are in need of winter coats," Love said. "With the support of The Salvation Army, Comcast and Wolves fans, we can make a difference again this winter for those in need."
As Gunaxin points out, this isn't Love's first foray into artsy film in the name of charity. In 2010, he put out a video simply titled "Coats," in which he and other teammates implored the public, "Give me your coat."