Learning that Kevin Love is going to be on-the-fritz for 4-6 months makes me sad.
It’s not as sad as I was when I learned Derrick Rose tore his ACL (for the first time) back in 2012. I was dumbfounded, shocked, teary-eyed, and upset. I was sad mostly for Derrick, but also because there was going to be no contender for the Miami Heat in the East.
Love being out for this long raises many questions for NBA fans, especially those of the Cleveland Cavaliers, like myself.
#1 being, HOW DOES ONE LOOK SO FANTASTICALLY HOT POST-SURGERY?
Seriously Kev, one operating shoulder or not, no one would be upset if you modeled some more in your upcoming free time.
The real #1 being, what does this mean for his future with the Cavs?
In my honest opinion, I’m predicting Kevin Love will stay with the Cavs through next season. Why? It’s simple– he has excellent care here at the Cleveland Clinic, for starters. He’s developed his chemistry (if that’s what we can call it) with the team here already and we’ll know how to throw him right back in the line-up once he’s healthy again. What would be the point of him going somewhere else? And what would I do with my ironic “I (Kevin Love’s facial silhouette) CLE” t-shirt?
#2: How far will the Cavs make it now that Love is out for the rest of the Playoffs and now that J.R. Smith is behaving like J.R. Smith?
I could possibly be looking through wine and gold-colored glasses, but I still think the Cavs will make it to the Eastern Conference Finals. J.R. Smith will return with a vengeance, but when I say vengeance, I mean like, hopefully not in a way where he’s deliberately bitch slapping opponents again. I’m talking the kind of vengeance that involves bunnies and chocolate, maybe even bunnies made out of chocolate. IDK, Earl Joseph, just figure it out.
I’ve also become a hardcore Milwaukee Bucks fan over the last week, so can I really be trusted? #FearTheDeer
How far do you think the Cavs will go in Love’s absence? Do you think Kevin Love really likes wearing a Cleveland Indians hat? Is he aware the Indians suck (understatement) at the moment?