The obsessive media and social media culture is based on knee jerk overreaction and killing athletes on the internet in a matter of hours if they don’t play well. Two weeks ago, Kevin Love was slightly more popular than the Zika virus. His offensive and defensive collapse against the Warriors in the Finals were documented on a per play basis. To Loves credit, he pulled down 14 rebounds in Game 7 and was a key to the Cavs’ historic victory.
Yesterday, Cavs GM David Griffin told ESPN NBA Insider Marc Stein that the Cavs will not be trading Kevin Love this off-season.
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 26, 2016
Today in the Herd, Colin said when you step back from the Kevin Love situation away from the Finals hysteria, it makes no sense for the Cavs to get rid of Kevin Love.
“What happened with small ball is small, small, gotta get smaller. Everybody now says you got to get smaller. It is a myth. You’re saying Kevin Love was liability against Golden State in the Finals. You know who else was a defensive liability in the Finals? Steph Curry. You wanna get rid of him?”
Kevin Love is your Horace Grant. He can be your third or fourth best player on certain nights. You need 14 rebounds, he’ll get em. You need fourteen points, he’ll get him.”
Even though Love had a nightmare matchup with the Warriors, he averaged 16 points and 10 rebounds for the season. There’s no way the Cavs could make a trade that will replace that over 82 games. Everybody take a breath.
“What happened to Kevin Love was, and this is what happens in America now, we overreact to everything. I’m guilty. You’re guilty. We’re all guilty. The media’s incredibly guilty, moreso than the public.”