Reports: Kevin Love rips into teammates after latest loss
Since drafted into the NBA in 2008, Kevin Love has turned himself into one of the league’s top players while waiting for the rest of the Timberwolves to catch up to him and produce a winner.
It looks like Love is tired of waiting, because on Wednesday night he took aim at a couple of teammates and blasted their work ethic.
After the Timberwolves blew a 6-point lead with little more than 90 seconds left to fall to the Phoenix Suns at home, 104-103, Love reportedly told ESPN:
Love did not name names, but according to multiple reports, the two players in Love’s crosshairs were J.J. Barea and Dante Cunningham. According to reports, Barea was voiced his displeasure when he was pulled from the game with 8:07 to play, and earlier this season took issue with Love’s criticism of the Wolves’ second unit.
Neither Barea nor Cunningham was reportedly around when Love made his comments, but he did not stop with the initial criticism.
The loss dropped Minnesota to below .500, at 17-18. The Timberwolves are now 0-10 in games decided by four points or less, as they try to qualify for the playoffs for the first time since the 2003-04 season. Love is averaging a career-high 26.1 points and 13.2 rebounds this season.