Kevin Love has a fitting analogy for his famous Game 7 stop on Stephen Curry.
The Cavs’ power forward—the type of player Curry is known for breaking down off the dribble—was forced to switch onto Curry in the final minute of a close game, a critical possession. But Love came up with a huge stop, helping seal a title for Cleveland.
The unanimous MVP started left, dribbled behind his back, and probed right. He threw a crossover and a step-back, the moves that singed defenders all season. “It was like in Old School when Will Ferrell is on the debate team,” Love laughs. “‘What happened? I blacked out!’ ” He stayed on Curry’s hip, his hands up and his feet down. Curry passed to Green, who passed back.