Already involved in a lot of NBA rumors even during their NBA Finals run, Kevin Love will now have to deal with teammate LeBron James after stating that he thinks it’s a “form of disrespect” for any player to “stepover” another player who has fallen to the ground.
In Game 4, LeBron James shoved Draymond Green to the ground and immediately walked over the Golden State Warriors star forward. Green reacted by trying to hit LeBron to the groin area, and this was the cause of Green’s foul to be upgraded to a Flagrant 1. With lots of flagrant fouls this season, it also means an automatic suspension for Green, who will miss Game 5 of the 2016 NBA Finals.
“You don’t see it too much, but, yeah, I think it is looked at as a form of disrespect,” Kevin Love said according to a tweet from Diamond Leung, a beat writer for the Bay Area News Group.
Kevin Love on stepover moves: "You don't see it too much, but, yeah, I think it is looked at as a form of disrespect."
— Diamond Leung (@diamond83) June 13, 2016
With his recent statement, although he did not directly address LeBron James, will again open NBA rumors that all is not well between Love and LeBron, who might be expecting that his teammate sticks up for him.
The Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 4, 108-97 to grab the 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven championship series. The Warriors can clinch back-to-back titles with a win on Monday in Game 5 at the Oracle Arena in Golden State.
Kevin Love is already involved in NBA rumors after the Cavaliers’ lone win in this series came when he was out due to a concussion. The criticism on Love is that he can’t keep up with the Warriors’ stars like Green, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson and that has hurt the Cavaliers defensively in these NBA Finals.
NBA rumors has Love linked in possible trades to the Boston Celtics, New York Knicks and some other teams.
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