Love thought yoga might be a difference maker for him, so perhaps it was a fortunate coincidence that just down the road from where he went to school was a former pro basketball player turned yoga instructor named Kent Katich, whose client list included a bevy of NBA stars.
Love walked into Katich's "Yoga Court" studio years ago, and the two have worked together ever since.
Today, yoga is a huge part of Love's training regimen, and he credits the practice for a number of improvements in both his game and his life.
"I lost some weight and I became a lot more limber," Love says.
But yoga's benefits are not just physical. Love adds, "It lets me assess not only how my body feels, but where my mind is. It helps me escape all the stresses and pressures of daily life."
During the off-season, he performs hour-long yoga workouts with Katich two to three times a week; but he also does a few minutes a day here and there whenever he feels the need.
"You can really do [yoga] anywhere," Love says. "I do it before I get on planes or after I get off planes when we're traveling. I'll do a bit when I wake up in the morning, or before I go to bed."