Kevin Love has not been assured LeBron James will select him in ASG draft
Kevin Love on Tuesday was named a reserve for the 2018 NBA All-Star Game. Love has since indicated he has not been assured that LeBron James — one of the captains for next month’s All-Star Game — will select him as a teammate.
James and fellow All-Star captain Stephen Curry of course will conduct a secret draft to select their squads for the game in a new wrinkle for the NBA’s annual mid-season exhibition. Interestingly, Love could very well end up being selected by the Golden State Warriors superstar, not his Cleveland Cavaliers teammate.
Last night Kevin said LeBron hadn’t given him the assurance he’d be drafting him yet: “He’s going to try to assemble the best team possible. I mean, he probably has a future in that, so I assume he’ll put together a damn good team. But so will Steph. Those are two smart guys.” https://t.co/yVavkPygGy
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) January 24, 2018
Love also on Wednesday tweeted out an interest in playing in the All-Star Game alongside pal Klay Thompson, who is presumed to be a likely selection by teammate Curry in the draft.
Would be special to end up on the same All-Star team as @KlayThompson …our families have been friends for a long time. Crazy that it’s even a possibility. Just a thought!!!
— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) January 24, 2018
Given all the drama and dysfunction already tearing through the Cavaliers’ locker room, Love’s decision to issue such a tweet is certainly interesting. Further, in light of how Love reportedly served as one the impetuses to a recent meeting of Cavs players, his tweet arguably is a telling one as well.