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K-Love the octopus is coming to town

K-Love is the newest Cleveland octopus (Source: Greater Cleveland Aquarium) K-Love is the newest Cleveland octopus (Source: Greater Cleveland Aquarium)
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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO/CBS) -

Cleveland is getting more in the Kevin Love trade than just great basketball skills.  We're also getting the name for 'K-Love' for the Greater Cleveland Aquarium octopus.

SEA LIFE Minnesota and the Greater Cleveland Aquarium have reached a name trade agreement. . 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 our giant pacific octopus.

The Greater Cleveland Aquarium's octopus will now be taking on some big responsibilities with the new name. The giant pacific octopus has been at the Aquarium since May, and was initially named Ocho.

Armed with a new name and basketball star persona and championship dreams, this eight-armed cephalopod will be working hard to grow into the new role. The new K-Love octopus will be working on suction cup strength for rebounding, his three hearts will help him transition into a three-point threat, and he will focus on his jet propulsion to mirror the across-court passes Kevin Love has made famous over the past few years.

Trading K-Love naming rights will give SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium a fresh new start and naming flexibility in the future for its young octopus.

In return for the trade, the Greater Cleveland Aquarium will be giving SEA LIFE Minnesota the rights to its Octopus name, Ocho. SEA LIFE Minnesota will most likely drop Ocho for a new name soon that will match Andrew Wiggins, the key piece in the trade. Sqwiggins, Iggy, or A-W are some of the names already being tossed around for SEA LIFE Minnesota's new athletic octo-playmaker. The octopus will also be working on matching Wiggin's skill set by practicing epic dunk skills with submerging his food with a 360 degree flair, and enhancing his defense by inking any potential opposition.

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