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Tale Of The Tape: Carmelo Anthony vs. Kevin Love

Carmelo Anthony
Kevin Love
(Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
(Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
Stats
25.3 points, 6.8 rebounds per game over 11 seasons
Winner 19.2 points, 12.2 rebounds per game over six seasons
Strengths
Winner Prolific scorer
Great rebounder
Weakness
Defense
Defense
Awards
Winner 2003 NCAA Champ, Final Four MVP, 2013 NBA Scoring Champ, 7x NBA All Star
2011 NBA Most Improved Player, 2011 NBA Rebuilding Leader, 3x NBA All Star
Off The Court
Winner Has numerous charities in hometown of Baltimore; appeared in Showtime's Nurse Jackie
Winner Heavily involved in "Hoops for St. Jude" charity program; appeared in HBO's Entourage
Famous Connections
Married to TV's LaLa Vasquez
Winner Son of Stan Love, who played 4 NBA seasons in 1970s; Nephew of Mike Love, a founding member of "The Beach Boys"

We'll Just Call it a Tie

Melo can put up points in a hurry, but Kevin Love has the all-around game the Celtics could use in 2014 and beyond. We'll take Love over Melo if it comes to it, but really, we'd like both in Boston.

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