TAG: Kevin Love

Smack / Sep 29, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Thaddeus Young Shades Kevin Love: “26 And 12 Didn’t Make It To The Playoffs”

Kevin Love, Thaddeus Young

Today is officially media day for many NBA teams as training camps start, signaling the beginning of the 2014-14 NBA Season. One of the bigger storylines of the offseason surrounds the revamped Cavs team, who acquired LeBron James in free agency and dealt for Kevin Love. Love’s replacement on the Timberwolves, Thaddeus Young, threw some shade on Love while talking with the media today. Read More »

NBA / Sep 26, 2014 / 5:00 pm

The Top 10 Offensive Players In The NBA Today

Chris Paul, Steph Curry, Blake Griffin

When Stephen Curry said he was a better offensive player than LeBron James, a lot of people guffawed. The fidelity of Steph’s answer can be debated — personally, we think it’s closer than most believe, and of course he’d choose himself — but the premise is an interesting way of looking at the game: Who exactly are the best offensive players in the NBA? Forgetting defense for a moment, here’s an attempt to rank, in order, the 10 best offensive players in the NBA today. Read More »

NBA / Sep 22, 2014 / 4:30 pm

10 Biggest Questions Entering The 2014-2015 NBA Season

Derrick Rose

With the new season just over a month away, we tackle the biggest questions facing the NBA in 2014-2015. Will LeBron James lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a title? Will the Houston Rockets regret letting Chandler Parsons get away? Will Phil Jackson and Derek Fisher help the re-built New York Knicks to the playoffs? Find out the answers to those pressing queries and more with our 10 biggest questions entering the 2014-2015 season. Read More »

Video, Video Games / Sep 16, 2014 / 12:30 pm

New NBA 2K15 Trailer “The Land” Features Revamped Cavs Starting Lineup Intros

LeBron James

The colossal NBA 2K franchise is launching NBA 2K15 in less than a month (Oct. 7) after an offseason that included a usually bereft Cavs franchise landing LeBron James and Kevin Love. In 2K’s new trailer for the game, “The Land,” we get a sneak peek at the refurbished starting lineup introductions for the Cavs featuring ‘Bron, Love, recent FIBA World Cup MVP, Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters and Anderson Varejao. Cavs fans rejoice. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 15, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Ricky Rubio Never Talked To Kevin Love About His Future

Ricky Rubio, Kevin Love

Kevin Love made it clear earlier this summer he would not re-sign with the Minnesota Timberwolves next summer when he had the option to opt out. It put the team in a position where they needed to trade him, which eventually ended up in a pretty good deal for them. Ricky Rubio revealed over the weekend he did not have a conversation with Love about his future. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear, Video Games / Sep 11, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Projecting The Top-20 Rated Players In NBA 2K15

Kevin Durant NBA 2K15

With the release of basketball gaming king NBA 2K15 less than a month away, we project the ratings for the game’s top-20 players. Note that these rankings were gleaned from considering the final player ratings of 2K14 and simple player analysis, factoring in progression and regression. No exclusive knowledge nor personal bias was used in compiling them, either. Our projected rating follows the player’s name, with the difference between his final rating in last year’s game and our projection noted in parentheses. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Aug 27, 2014 / 1:30 pm

LeBron James To Dion Waiters: “Be Ready”

Dion Waiters, LeBron James

LeBron James might have more confidence in teammate Dion Waiters than anyone else in the NBA. Since the four-time MVP announced his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers in July, those close to James have insisted that he has special appreciation for Waiters’ mostly unrealized talents. And now comes a report that a call LeBron made to Waiters before his decision was made public confirms that belief. Read More »

Smack / Aug 27, 2014 / 10:45 am

Love Responds To Former Owner’s Critique: “Emotions Are Definitely Running High”

Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson

After the deal sending Kevin Love to Cleveland was completed last weekend with former No. 1 pick’s Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett heading to Minnesota along with Philly’s Thaddeus Young in the three-team swap, Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor kicked a little dirt on his former star. Love responded to his former owner’s comments on the “Mike and Mike” show this morning. Read More »

Latest News / Aug 26, 2014 / 9:00 pm

Wolves Owner Questions If Going To Cleveland Is Good For Kevin Love

Kevin Love

If you’re like us, you thought the public mismanagement of the Kevin Love-Andrew Wiggins trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves and Cleveland Cavaliers ended once the deal finally became official last weekend. But that’s proven wishful thinking. ‘Wolves owner Glen Taylor continued the nonsense earlier today when he questioned whether or not Love and the Cavaliers made the right choice by seeking each other out. Read More »

Latest News / Aug 26, 2014 / 6:15 pm

LeBron Called Kevin Love Right After Choosing Cavs

Kevin Love

It started at the 2012 Olympics. LeBron James routinely complimented the game of Kevin Love, though Love wasn’t sure if LeBron was being serious. It became clear later James was, and their relationship crescendoed this weekend, when Love was officially traded to the Cavaliers after more than a month of speculation. On Tuesday, the Cavs formally introduced Love in a press conference, and we heard about James’ communiqué with Love right after SI published LeBron’s essay announcing his decision to return to the Cavs this summer. That phone call was all Love needed to make up his mind. Read More »