Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and the rest of the Golden State Warriors completely embarrassed LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in their marquee match-up last Tuesday and the loss appears to be affecting some of the members of the Cavaliers particularly star forward Kevin Love.
“It’s going to take a lot of guys looking at themselves in the mirror and it all starts with our leader over there and trickles down,” Kevin Love stated to scout.com’s Hayden Grove, who tweeted the quote from one of the Cavaliers’ key players.
Love is of course referring to James, who is the Cavaliers’ on and off the court leader. In the Cavs’ recent loss—a surprising 132-98 blowout in Cleveland—James had only 16 points and struggled from the field missing 9-of-16 field goals plus 3 turnovers.
Meanwhile Love also struggled in the recent meeting against the Warriors, which has won five straight games against the Cavaliers including the games in the 2015 NBA Finals last year. The star power forward settled for just 3 points in 21 minutes on the floor and missed 4-of-5 shots from the field.
In an attempt to clear up Love’s quote on James, Groves stated in a succeeding tweet that Love “wasn’t calling out LeBron” and that the statement needs to be read with “context” saying Love’s message was just about James being “the leader” and that “the team has to follow [James].”
The Warriors are 2-0 this season against LeBron’s squad—Golden State won on Christmas Day, 89-83 at home– against the Cavaliers and if they meet again in the NBA Finals, Curry and the rest of the Warriors will bring the huge momentum of their recent dominance of the Cavs and their winning streak against James-led squad.
In February last year, James sounded off on Twitter about Love saying that his teammate should “stop trying to find a way to fit-out and just fit-in”.
James has yet to respond about Love’s recent statements about his role on being a leader of the Cavaliers.
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