He's been a media darling for a couple of seasons now and Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love's most recent headline is drawing a lof of buzz, but in a bad way.
Friday night, Love and the T'Wolves were playing the Houston Rockets and he and forward Luis Scola got tripped up and Scola ended up on the ground. That's when Love instead of stepping around or even stepping over Scola, stepped right on Scola's face. Love told reporters after the game that the whole thing was unintentional.
"He was kind of right there," Love said. "I have size-19 feet. He just happened to be there. I had nowhere to go. I kind of tripped up. I just had nowhere to step. It was a heat-of-the-moment type play. He was there and it happened to be his face."
So Love's big feet are to blame for making a mess of Scola's face, a likely excuse. I wonder what else he blames his big feet for. Am I right ladies, or am I right?
In all seriousness, it sounds like Love didn't mean to step on Scola's face, though I'm not sure he didn't mean to step on or over him. It also sounds like Scola isn't taking any of it personal.
The NBA didn't really seem to care about Love's intentions. They've suspended him without pay for two games. All this really means is Michael Beasley is a lock to shoot 250 times combined in those two games. Here's the video in case you missed the stomp and you be the judge.
Basketball is a competitive sport and the NBA is a competitive league. With that being said Kevin Love was out of line Saturday when he stepped on Luis Scola’s face after a steal on Saturday.
I am sometimes skeptical about the passion the players play with on a game to game basis in the NBA, but there was no lack of it between Love and Scola the other night. They had been playing...
Things got a bit chippy Saturday night in Minnesota between the Timberwolves Rockets. Midway through the third quarter, Louis Scola was hammered by Kevin Love and fell to the floor. While running back down the court, Love looked to have intentionally stepped on Scola’s face.
Following the game, Love had this to say: ”I fell down. He was kind of right there,” ”I got Size...
Love apologized to Scola both after the game and in a statement issued by the team on Monday following the suspension, and said he has to do a better job handling his emotions.
"I don't want to be known for that," Love said after practice. "I want to be known as a stand-up guy who happened to make a...
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To put it into perspective, Kevin Garnett was still a Timberwolf, not a Celtic. Kevin Love, currently the longest-tenured Wolves player on the Wolves' roster, was a senior at Lake Oswego High School in Oregon.
Indeed, it's been a long five years...
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That's why over and over, Rick Adelman has said no. No, Ricky Rubio's risky-looking plays aren't gambles. No, the rookie...
In between Super Bowls, Puppy Bowls, Adriana Lima, cars that turn into hot European models, and this monstrosity,there was actually some non-Super Bowl-related action in the sports world this weekend, such as this somewhat surprising feat of vileness from Kevin Love on Saturday. Apparently he didn’t take too kindly to Luis Scola’s nutshot earlier in the week.
Kevin Love scored 25 points and grabbed 18 rebounds and Luke Ridnour added 22 points to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves over the Houston Rockets 100-91 on Saturday night.
Minnesota won for the fifth time in seven games to reach .500 (12-12).
Kyle Lowry had 24 points and 11 assists for Houston and Luis Scola also had 24 points, but Kevin Martin scored a season-low two points on...
There's two types of players in the NBA, there's players who fight for every inch on defense and offense, and then theirs players who fall on the ground, begging for fouls, every time they feel a little contact. Luis Scola's like a girl who insults herself and then desperately looks up waiting for someone to compliment her. He looks like a floppy c*ck out there. On...
It's been six seasons since the Minnesota Timberwolves had a winning record after 25 games. If they are to achieve that feat again, they must do it without their best player.
Looking to move above .500 with a third straight victory, the Timberwolves will be without suspended star Kevin Love on Tuesday night when they try to snap the visiting Sacramento Kings' season-high...
Tuesday morning, during an appearance I made on a West Coast sports radio station, I was asked by the host if I thought Kevin Love‘s “stomping” of Luis Scola on Saturday night was intentional. I had to pause for a second, because it never crossed my mind that it wasn’t intentional. Now that’s nothing against [...]
The NBA suspended Minnesota's Kevin Love for two games after stepping on Luis Scola's face during Saturday's game at the Target Center.
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