That is the most important line in the most romantic basketball movie of all time, Love & Basketball (besides Eddie of course). It is also especially relevant now, with Valentine’s Day coming up on Friday. You say that to your valentine and you’re guaranteed to reenact an R. Kelly song later in the evening. Needless to say, the Valentine’s Day spirit has overwhelmed me and, like in elementary school, I think it is time to show every team in the B1G some love and give a player on each team a Valentine’s Day card from the fans.
To: Rayvonte Rice, G, Illinois
From: Illinois Fans
For the man that has to do it all on the most disappointing team in the conference.
To: Noah Vonleh, F, Indiana
From: Indiana Fans
For the man that would break everyone in Bloomington’s heart if he left early.
To: Aaron White, F, Iowa
From: Iowa Fans
For the man who has no soul, but is still able to dominate games for long periods of time.
To: Nik Stauskas, G, Michigan
From: Michigan Fans
For the man from the Great White North who chose basketball over hockey, and Michigan over any number of cooler schools.
To: Tom Izzo, head coach, Michigan State
From: Michigan State Fans
For the man who inspires everyone in East Lansing to look like this when the NCAA Tournament starts. Or maybe it’s the water there, I don’t know, I’m not an environmental scientist.
To: Trevor Mbakwe, F, Minnesota
From: Minnesota Fans
For the man who is alway...wait, is Mbakwe still playing for Minnesota? Yeah, probably.
To: Terran Petteway, F, Nebraska
From: Nebraska Fans
For the man who is just a wonderful distraction until spring practice starts.
To: Drew Crawford, G, Northwestern
From: Northwestern Fans
For the man who can probably understand this card.
To: Ohio State Fans
From: Aaron Craft, G, Ohio State
For the man who plays suffocating defense no matter the holiday and the Ohio State fans who probably don’t get the innuendo.
To: Tim Frazier, G, Penn State
From: Penn State Fans
For the man who has suffered through the last five years of Penn State basketball with aplomb.
To: AJ Hammons, C, Purdue
From: Purdue Fans
For the man who may not be prepared to fully commit to playing B1G basketball.
To: Trae Jackson, G, Wisconsin
From: Wisconsin Fans
For the man who needs to take a step back and enjoy the ride AND STOP TURNING THE DAMN BALL OVER NEEDLESSLY!
Happy Valentine’s Day to you...unless you’re Tom Crean.