Sea Life trades Kevin Love octopus name to Cleveland


There are serious implications to the Kevin Love trade, but not all of them have a direct effect on basketball. This one couldn't be farther from the basketball court, actually. 

With the trade of Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Sea Life at Mall of America in Minnesota needed to find a new name for one of its octopi, which was affectionately known as "K. Love."

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In a surprising move, Sea Life mimicked its basketball team, the Minnesota Timberwolves, and traded the "K. Love" name to the Greater Cleveland Aquarium. There, it will be applied a giant pacific octopus. 

So what does Sea Life receive in return? It received the name "Ocho" in return, but admitted it will likely rename its octopus after Andrew Wiggins, who was secured in the Love trade. 

The press release announcing this exchange really is classic stuff, with the entire text reading like an actual press release. Here is a small excerpt. 

SEA LIFE Minnesota at Mall of America has felt the sea of change lately with one of their famous creatures, K-Love the octopus. As the trade breached this weekend, the Aquarium has decided that the name, K-Love, should follow his human counterpart in the trade to Cleveland. The memories Kevin Love has given the Timberwolves will stay in Minnesota, and the octopus will be staying at SEA LIFE Minnesota as well. The K-Love name, however, will be traded to the Greater Cleveland Aquarium to be used for their giant pacific octopus.


/T: EyeOnBasketball]