It’s been a strange week for the Cavaliers. Never mind the fact that the Cavs defeated the Pacers 115-108 on Friday night. After that “emotional team meeting” days prior, people will read into the small moments Kevin Love has with his teammates for the rest of the season. Oh look, here’s one now — behold, as Love takes off his warmups and inexplicably throws it onto Jeff Green.
Kevin Love either didn't see Jeff Green sitting there, or just, uh, threw his warmups right on his head...— Dime on UPROXX (@DimeUPROXX) January 27, 2018
You can take this one way: that this is Love no longer giving a f*** about the Cavaliers, and when this moment was caught, fans definitely read it that way.
Kevin Love had enough of this Cavs BS pic.twitter.com/7WH9dnhmlA— Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) January 27, 2018
Free Kevin Love. https://t.co/zcF33n6dPj— Bonta Hill (@BontaHill) January 27, 2018
Kevin Love embracing the chaos. https://t.co/V7MqOhNa5b— Dan Labbe (@dan_labbe) January 27, 2018
“yeah, who’s sick now? you are, sucka.” - Kevin Love, probably https://t.co/BSQqeU1H98— Jordan Zirm (@clevezirm) January 27, 2018
Kevin Love is done with the Cavs ep 1 https://t.co/iWdmY1UEtO— Polo Bustamante (@polo_bustamante) January 27, 2018
Or you can take this another way: Love knew he was being watched, and he wanted to stir up something. At least that’s what it seemed like when he acknowledged the moment on Twitter.
@unclejeffgreen https://t.co/gFdLxfnzpJ— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) January 27, 2018
Cedi mortified— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) January 27, 2018
He was even confronted about it after the game (via Cleveland.com):
But at least Love and Green were laughing about that one after the game.
Asked about it by reporters outside the locker room, Green went back in and yelled to Love: “You see the (stuff) you started? They think you did that on purpose.”
”It was,” Love said. “I don’t like you Jeff.”
Here’s that short conversation in video form:
For now, we can take this at face value that Love was joking around with Green. I just feel bad Cedi Osman wasn’t in on the joke.
Cedi isn’t mad, he’s just disappointed.