TAG: Kevin Love

Style - Kicks and Gear / Aug 25, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Starter Welcomes Kevin Love To Cleveland With Awesome Banner

Kevin Love

Nike’s “Witness” marketing campaign for LeBron James was and remains undoubtedly classic. But the sports apparel giant and four-time MVP have some new competition when it comes to advertising in Cleveland via Starter and Kevin Love. Read More »

instagram, Latest News, Twitter / Aug 23, 2014 / 5:30 pm

LeBron Welcomes Kevin Love To “The Land” On Twitter, Instagram

Cleveland Cavaliers

It’s basically been a foregone conclusion that Kevin Love would be a Cleveland Cavalier since LeBron James announced his decision to return to Northeast Ohio. Though he never publicly pined for the stranded Minnesota Timberwolves star until the trade to acquire Love was agreed upon in principle, reports of James’ desire to play with his former USA Basketball teammate emerged within a week of The King’s choice to sign in Cleveland. It shouldn’t be surprising, then, that James is excited about the deal for Love finally becoming official. Read More »

Latest News / Aug 23, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Report: Kevin Love, Andrew Wiggins Trade Is Finally Official

LeBron James, Kevin Love

The wait is finally over. With the 30-day moratorium on trading Andrew Wiggins having finally expired, Kevin Love has officially been dealt to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Read More »

Smack / Aug 22, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Report: Klay Thompson “Pissed” He Was Mulled Over For Possible Love Trade

Klay Thompson, Kevin Love

Lost in the offseason shuffle to acquire Kevin Love, was the very real possibility Golden State would trade their young shooting guard Klay Thompson, along with Harrison Barnes and former all-star David Lee, to acquire Minnesota’s ubiquitous trade bait. The fact the Dubs even debated sending Klay to Minnesota has him allegedly “pissed,” sources tell Bleacher Report’s Ric Bucher. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Aug 22, 2014 / 10:15 am

Report: Thaddeus Young Included In Love Trade, But Bennett Not Going To Philly

Kevin Love, Thaddeus Young

According to Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune a three-team trade will be completed on Saturday sending Kevin Love to Cleveland in exchange for the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, Andrew Wiggins, the No. 1 pick in the 2013 Draft, Anthony Bennett, and Philadelphia’s Thaddeus Young. Philadelphia will receive Miami’s 2015 first-round pick Cleveland owns as well as Minnesota’s expiring contracts of Luc Mbah a Moute and Alexey Shved. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Aug 15, 2014 / 11:15 am

Kobe Bryant Says Cavs Are Making Mistake Trading Andrew Wiggins

Kobe Bryant, Kyrie Irving, Byron Scott

During the 1996 NBA Draft, Kobe Bryant was selected by the Charlotte Hornets with the 13th pick, and promptly traded to the Lakers for center Vlade Divac. At the time, it seemed like a big win for the Hornets, since Divac was one of the better big men in the league and Kobe was coming out of Lower Merion High School in Philadelphia, one of the first guards ever drafted straight out of high school to the NBA. Kobe recently compared Charlotte’s big mistake to the Cavs sending Andrew Wiggins (plus Anthony Bennett and a protected first-round pick) to the Timberwolves for Kevin Love, who — to be fair — is perhaps a shade more talented than Divac was at the time. Read More »

Smack / Aug 11, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Brian Scalabrine Says Mark Jackson Didn’t Challenge His Players Enough

Brian Scalabrine, Andre Iguodala

Last season, Michael Jordan clone Brian Scalabrine famously spent the second half of the season coaching Golden State’s D-League team, the Santa Cruz Warriors, after being demoted from a lead assistant by then-coach Mark Jackson. Last week, Scals went on Doug Gottlieb‘s radio show for CBS Sports and talked about his difference of opinion when it came to the coaching philosophy of Jackson, who was terminated after leading the Dubs to the playoffs in two consecutive seasons including a No. 6 seed last year. Read More »

NBA / Aug 9, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Report: NBA Could Veto Love Trade If Extension With Cavs Already Agreed Upon

Kevin Love

If Kevin Love and the Cleveland Cavaliers aren’t careful, the ballyhooed trade that would sent the three-time All-Star to Northeast Ohio could fall through before it’s actually completed. Given a previous report that the agreed upon deal was contingent on a “firm agreement” that Love will re-sign in Cleveland next summer, ESPN reports that the NBA could veto the trade entirely if it believes such a pact – illegal under league rules – already exists. Read More »

Smack / Aug 8, 2014 / 8:30 pm

LeBron James: “I’m Not Going Anywhere Ever Again”

LeBron James

In his first official public appearance since announcing his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James eased concerns of those worried by parameters of his merely two-year contract. Insisting that the deal’s length and player option for 2015-2016 are solely related to business, James committed to Northeast Ohio longterm. “I’m not going anywhere ever again,” he said. Read More »

Video / Aug 8, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Watch ‘Wolves Fans Burn Kevin Love’s Jersey “Minnesota Nice Style”

Kevin Love Jersey

This made our day. In the wake of yesterday’s report the Cavaliers and Timberwolves had agreed on a trade sending Kevin Love to the Cavs in exchange for Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a protected first-round pick next year, ‘Wolves fans might justifiably be a little angry. Except the people of Minnesota are too gosh darn nice, dontcha know, as a recent jersey *burning* video shows. Read More »