NY Post- Kevin Love dislocated his left shoulder Sunday on what he said was a “bush-league” play.
Olynyk’s right arm became entangled with Love’s left arm. Love then grabbed his arm and kept running toward the Cleveland bench before going to the locker room, where he iced his shoulder. Olynyk was charged with a non-shooting foul.
“I thought it was a bush-league play,” Love said after the game while wearing a sling.
“I have no doubt in my mind that he did it on purpose,” Love said. “Olynyk was in a compromising position, had no chance to get the ball, and it was just too bad that he would go to those lengths to take somebody out of a game.”
God dammit Kevin. Do you have no respect for the contingent of people that have stood behind you as the victim in this year long soap opera with LeBron James? I have spent countless blogs defending your honor as one of the most talented power forwards in basketball and you just pull the chair right out from under my argument? Have you no shame?
When the year started and LeBron started running sets (let's be honest, he's the coach) that didn't feature you being given the ball in the post I justified your passiveness. I figured it was a manifestation of you realizing that you would never win a poll of public opinion in Cleveland if your opposition was their 'savior'. However, now I am not so sure. Freak accidents happen all the time in sports. I don't think that one injury makes a player worthy of the 'soft' label, but crying to the media that you think it was on purpose just might be. You're a grown ass man Kev. If a person was intentionally trying to dislocate your shoulder he would have done far more than locking arms with you like he was your date to the 8th grade dance. Was Oleynik of good intentions when we made unnecessary contact with you? Probably not, but that doesn't mean he is scumbag that wanted to take you out of the playoffs. Hell, if Oleynik really wanted to put a dent in the playoff hopes of the Cleveland Cavaliers he would have attempted to injure more than a spot up jump shooter with mediocre rebounding numbers. Can you do me a favor Kevin? Can you just heal up for the stretch run, and for lack of better term, stop being such a pussy?
What is this feeling I am feeling? Is this what sympathy feels like? Got to be honest, not a big fan of it. Way more inclined to hate on LeBron James. However, every time he was critical of you while you pouted in the corner is starting to look like more and more of an indictment of your personality than LeBron's. This isn't Minnesota man. Grow up. If you want the ball, demand the ball. If you don't like how you are being used, say so. If you end up suffering an injury from minimal contact, say it was an accident and work your way back on to the court. There's no crying in basketball. No one feels bad for you or the Cavaliers. Time to fix that reputation of yours before you take it elsewhere in the offseason.