The NBA lockout is not a fun time for fans interested in watching the world's best play basketball. Unfortunately, following a recent player's meeting, Kevin Love said that it's "apparent" games will be missed during the upcoming season.
Love spoke to ESPN's Andy Katz Tuesday night following a meeting of 60 players in which he discussed everything from a hard cap to the revenue split to playing a tour in the Philippines, but the Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star made it clear that the players aren't going to cave to the owners demands.
"I want to play basketball," Love said. "I want us -- the players -- to sign a great deal. I want us to make a compromise with the owners but not sign what they're proposing. We'll play hardball if we have to. I want there to be an NBA season but it's also apparent that we're going to miss games."
If games are not missed -- though it seems like they will be -- Love essentially said that it will be the result of the players' caving rather than the owners making any concessions.
"We all know we'll have to sacrifice but something has to be done," Love told ESPN.com Tuesday night. "It has to be sooner than later. We have to get the ball rolling. We can't wait around until October or November and then nothing gets done. The owners will keep stalling and obviously they have more means than us to lock us out."
It's interesting that Love mentions that the players have to keep keep the ball rolling considering last week's mess that had both sides blaming the other for not meeting.