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Kevin Love matches a record-breaking donation to UCLA university

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When players make it to the NBA, they don't always forget where they came from.

UCLA can be grateful that two its greatest ever graduates have fondly remembered their time at the university.

Kevin Love and Russell Westbrook are now All-Star players with deep playoff experience, but despite their wealth and fame, they have found time to give back to the school that helped them reach the NBA.

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Love is making what UCLA's athletic department has labelled "a significant financial contribution" to the university where he helped the Bruins reach the Final Four in his lone season.

The UCLA athletic department said Love's unspecified donation, announced on Tuesday, matches the amount Russell Westbrook gave last December, which was the largest by a former Bruins basketball player in school history.

For Love's generosity, UCLA's strength and conditioning facility, to be located in the new Mo Ostin Basketball Center, will be named after him and he will be honored during UCLA's football game against Stanford at the Rose Bowl on Saturday.

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The new basketball training and performance facility is under construction near Pauley Pavilion and is scheduled to open in fall 2017.

Love may well have just become an NBA champion for the first time with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but he certainly hasn't forgotten his roots.

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