Cleveland Cavaliers ahead and one-time champion Kevin Love went viral within the third quarter of Monday’s 112-96 loss to the Toronto Raptors when he casually tapped the basketball again into play on an inbounds go after which displayed zero effort as Toronto drained a three-point shot on the next possession.
Per Tom Withers of the Related Press, Love spoke with reporters for roughly 13 minutes concerning the incident on Wednesday with out taking any questions and accepted all blame for the second he and the Cavaliers would possible favor to neglect.
“I f’d up. Everyone is aware of that,” Love mentioned throughout his feedback. “My intent wasn’t to disrespect the sport, my intent wasn’t even for the rattling ball to go inbounds. It was a second that I received caught up in.”
Cleveland coach J.B. Bickerstaff referred to Love’s turnover as a “lapse in judgment” and mentioned the veteran participant has since apologized to teammates. Love, in the meantime, admitted his frustrations about, amongst different issues, lacking over two months of the season with a proper calf pressure.
Cleveland holds a 21-40 document and is basically simply taking part in out the rest of the misplaced marketing campaign.
“I put myself right here,” Love added. “It wasn’t about my teammates. It wasn’t concerning the teaching workers. … It shouldn’t occur, however on the identical time it was somewhat blown out of proportion.”
As Jasmyn Wimbish famous for CBS Sports activities, two further seasons and over $60 million stay connected to Love’s contract, so he and the Cavs will possible, for higher or worse, be caught with one another for the foreseeable future.