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Kevin Love promotes 2014 NBA All-Star Game by shooting threes blindfolded (video)

Minnesota Timberwolves sharpshooter Kevin Love will be making his third appearance at the 2014 NBA All-Star Game and all its assorted festivities in New Orleans in a few weeks, but for the first time as a starter.

Love may also take part in the 3-Point Contest on Saturday but that remains to be decided.

As part of the NBA’s promoting of the league’s signature weekend, Love was blindfolded and shot three-pointers for a commercial.

And wouldn’t you know it? He drained every shot that made the cut for the promo. Will wonders never cease?

Who knows whether or not K-Love could somewhat see through the blindfold, it’s still a pretty clever spot. He’s like Luke Skywalker or something, only instead of honing his skills with a helmet that obstructs his vision while training with a lightsaber, Love uses blindfolds and basketballs. Otherwise, totally the same.

Who else thinks that Kevin Love hoped that when he took off the blindfold he was wearing Lakers gear? It’s possible.

Here’s an extended version of the promo that also features Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry and Washington Wizards guard John Wall, among others.

[H/T Pro Basketball Talk, Bleacher Report]