Kevin Love writes touching tribute to Cavaliers teammate

Cleveland Cavaliers reserve James Jones flies under the radar, but as LeBron James noted in his unforgettable title parade speech, the sharpshooter has made the last six NBA Finals as he moved from Miami to Cleveland with James. Although Jones doesn’t see much playing time, he has a huge influence on his teammates, who refer to the three-time NBA champion as "Champ."

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On Sunday, Kevin Love wrote a touching open letter to Jones. 

Love credits Jones for sticking by him when many analysts and even Cavaliers fans were calling for Love to be benched for his poor play. Love ended up having a tremendous performance in Game 7, and locked down Stephen Curry late in the game with what LeBron is calling "The Stop."