Per ESPN, Kevin Love’s devotion to raising awareness and advocating for mental health during isolating times has earned him another honor.
The Cavaliers forward and five-time All-Star received the first Humanitarian of the Year Award on Thursday night at the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards, an annual event that brings out the city’s top sports names but was held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Love first went public with his own mental health issues in 2018, chronicling those struggles in an essay. His openness and willingness to share his personal story since has helped erase stigmas about men.
“Everybody’s going through something,” Love said in accepting the award. “Let’s continue to positively affect everyone who is going through something with mental health.”