Owners and players fight. They break each other’s hearts. Four years ago when LeBron James left Cleveland, Cavs owner Dan Gilbert was irate and kicked James verbally on his way out of town. (He had to say he was really, really sorry in order to get him back.) Now Kevin Love has joined LeBron and Kyrie Irving in Cleveland and it’s his old owner’s turn to bash a former player.
Speaking at the Minnesota State Fair, Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor ripped his recently departed star, saying Love will “get the blame if they [Cavaliers] don’t do well.” Then he got into the real assessment of Kevin Love: “I’m not saying that Kevin’s not good…” You’re not? Taylor then said Love “got away with not playing defense on our team.” Taylor also mentioned that Love is “foul prone.” Defense and fouls must not be that important though. In 2012 Taylor agreed to pay Love $62 million over four years.