Indians manager Terry Francona mistaken for Kevin Love autograph seeker

Indians manager Terry Francona is big fan of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Indians manager Terry Francona had a run-in with security in his own apartment building Sunday night, as he was mistaken for a Kevin Love autograph seeker.

The comical incident occurred after Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals, an overtime thriller between the Cavaliers and Hawks.

Francona, who lives on the same floor as Love, said he was hassled by a security guard when he attempted to catch an elevator with the injured Cavaliers forward.

The Tribe skipper shared the funny story with reporters prior to Monday’s game.

"I’m trying to get into the darn elevator, I’m tired. Some security guy grabbed me," Francona said via "He said, ‘Sir, sorry, you can’t use this elevator.’ I was like, ‘Hey man, I’m going to my room. I don’t want his (expletive) autograph.’ Kevin Love said, ‘ Hey man, he’s OK.’ So we’re talking, we’re going up, I said, ‘Hey how come you’re not giving me any security?’ He’s [Love] not doing nothing."

Francona, who is an avid Cavaliers fan, said he and bench coach Brad Mills enjoyed the game, which Cleveland won 114-111 in overtime.

"Me and Millsy went. That was my hot date," Francona joked. "That was fun. We had a ball."

The Cavaliers lead the series 3-0 heading into Tuesday’s game in Cleveland.

(h/t CBS Cleveland,