Kevin Love has great line about rumors he’s headed to the Lakers next season
Kevin Love probably is beginning to realize how different it is playing under the media microscope alongside LeBron James and company with the Cleveland Cavaliers than it was toiling away in virtual NBA Siberia with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Love has been a source — or been part of — two huge stories out of the Association this week. Arguably the biggest one, first reported (or speculated) in an article on Bulls.com was the conjecture that K-Love may exercise an opt-out clause in his contract and head west to join the Los Angeles Lakers next season.
While Love does indeed have that option and may even exercise it, it’s likely far too early to surmise at this point. Further, that does not even mean that Love would actually leave the Cavs and sign with the Lakers should he opt out, as he could just as easily re-sign with Cleveland, only on a max deal after the salary cap goes up, as Pro Basketball Talk’s Dan Feldman opined.
The second — albeit more whimsical and not-so-serious — big story of Love’s week in the media meat grinder is a celebration that he and Kyrie Irving did during the team’s win over the New Orleans Pelicans where it appeared that the two teammates were simulating smoking a spliff, enjoying a doobie, partaking in a marijuana cigarette, what have you.
The Cavaliers actually felt compelled to make a statement that explained the two were merely mimicking the act of “sharpening mustaches,” not pantomiming puffing on a joint.
Love, when addressing the media on Friday, weaved together the two big media stories into one amusing comment, about, well, the two big media stories.
“Whatever we were doing with our hands was about as true as me going to the Lakers,” Love said in Boston on Friday, per the Akron Beacon Journal. “Going to the Lakers, I don’t know where someone got that.”
As noted by PBT, the comment made by Love said a whole lot about nothing. It would not have clarified things any less had Love said, “Whatever we were doing with our hands was about as true as yadda yadda yadda.”
Love did, however, expound upon the sharpening mustaches vs. smoking a doob debate in further comments.
“I don’t know why it was so hard for people to realize we were actually curling our mustache. I guess because I had my fingers in the wrong place,” he said. “But looking at the tape, film don’t lie. It does look like we’re doing something bad, but that’s not the case.”
So there you have it. Yadda yadda yadda.