CLEVELAND-- The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.
No word if Cavaliers forward Kevin Love sang while he stopped by Cleveland Clinic Children's, but he did come in costume as Buddy from the 2003 movie "Elf."
Love and his teammates made their annual visit on Thursday. They passed out gifts, posed for photos and cracked jokes in the presence of a 6-foot-10 elf.
One of the patients they visited is a 3-year-old boy batting cancer who only has weeks to live. His family said they were grateful to the Cavs for putting smiles on their faces during this difficult time.
Love has been sidelined since late October and underwent surgery on his left foot.
The Cavs beat the New York Knicks Wednesday night, 113-106, in Matthew Dellavedova's return to Cleveland. Up next, they host the Bucks Friday night.