Kyrie Irving is a clown, and current Cavs power forward Kevin Love doesn’t agree with his ex-teammate denigrating the media.
Listening to Kevin Love talk, it’s easy to forget how far he’s come since joining the Cavs organization nearly seven years ago. Speaking to the media today, Love reminded everyone how hard it was for him to maintain eye contact during interviews, due to his own personal issues. Love, an advocate for mental health, talked about how he had issues with himself, which hindered his ability to interact with members of the media. If anyone could understand Kyrie Irving and his apprehension to deal with the media, it’s Love.
For Love, he doesn’t agree with what Irving is saying or how he’s going about it. Love cites the late Flip Saunders’ ethos that everyone has a role to play and because of that, he refuses to disrespect the media.
"I think calling anybody a pawn is a sure sign of disrespect. …I’m just not a divisive person. I love Kyrie….I know he’s changed or what’s going on, again I’m just not a divisive person as long as the intent’s there and it comes from a good place."
With Irving having put his shoe in his mouth yet again, for someone like Love who has just as many reasons as Irving to feel gunshy around the media to take a stand for them is even more amazing of him. Love has shown that he’s come a long way as a person, and as a man, and his ability to empathize with people not in his tax bracket shows you how deep his compassion goes.
For Irving, he’s a proven time and time again that isn’t about bettering people around you or making things better. It’s about what’s best for Irving. He’s one of the least liked players in the NBA among former teammates. His desire to make outlandish statements like believing the Earth is flat or that NBA players don’t make any “real” money are just some more of his ill-conceived theories.
Irving continues to prove that notoriety isn’t the same thing as intelligence.
For Love, however, the Cavaliers and Cleveland fans can be thankful that he’s the man leading the team forward and helping bring up the next batch of young players.