CLEVELAND — Editor's note: the video in the player above is from the June 21 episode of The Ultimate Cleveland Sports Show.
Love is in the air.
Nearly 18 months after announcing their engagement, Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love and his longtime girlfriend, model Kate Bock, got married in New York City on Saturday. According to People, the wedding took place at the New York City Public Library with guests including the couple's families and closest friends.
"We always say, besides the ceremony and getting through that, it's going to be about us. We want to make it about our life and all of our friends within that," Love told People in April. "So we're going to kind of celebrate just all those relationships and getting those people together. That's how it should be."
As for additional details regarding the wedding -- which was described as a "Great Gatsby-inspired ball" in which guests were asked to wear black and white, Bock wore a "traditional and elegant" Ralph Lauren gown paired with Ralph Lauren shoes, jewelry and a matching cathedral-length veil, while Love wore a custom Ralph Lauen suit.
A five-time NBA All-Star, Love first met Bock in 2016 after a photoshoot with a photographer who introduced them. In the time since, the 2020 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover model has been a staple at Love's games in Cleveland, where the UCLA product has spent the past eight seasons of his 14-year NBA career.
While Love's time with the Cavs has included plenty of ups and downs -- including the franchise's first NBA championship in 2016 -- he is coming off a bounce-back season. Following four injury-plagued campaigns, the 33-year-old forward averaged 13.6 points on 43 percent shooting (39.2 percent from 3-point range) and 7.2 rebounds, finishing second in voting for the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year award.
Heading into his 15th season in the NBA, Love is entering the final year of the four-year, $120.4 million extension he signed with Cleveland in 2018.