LOS ANGELES Just two nights ago their uniforms were the same.
Just two nights ago, they stood in the periphery, laughing and elbowing each other as Kevin Durant was named the MVP of the NBA All-Star Game. Just two nights ago, they looked less like men being paid obscene amounts of money to beat each other and more like two little boys with a secret.
Just two nights ago, Kevin Love and Blake Griffin were teammates, and what concerned them most wasnt an upcoming matchup or the mechanics of their games instead, the two were making fun of Charles Barkley.
We were kind of going back and forth on there, laughing and having fun with it, Love said. We were keeping it light.
Light was a far cry from Tuesday night, from the blocking and shoving of the Timberwolves 109-97 win over the Clippers. Because in the haze of All-Star weekend, lines blur and tensions ease. Its three days of new alliances and old friendships put on hold throughout the season. As the television cameras roll and the...