The important people of Team USA Basketball aren’t very happy with Kevin Love according to a Chris Sheridan report. This report does have some merit as Team USA is completely undersized in the big category and USA needs as much as they can get from the bigs they do have.
That advice is based on solid intel, because the powers that be at USA Basketball are not happy that the Kevin Love they came to appreciate two years ago in Turkey has somehow morphed into a Kevin Love who didn’t even leave his feet Sunday night when he got outworked for a rebound by Andres Nocioni in Team USA’s closer-that-it-should-have-been 86-80 victory over Argentina.
So if Love finds himself getting muscled by Serge Ibaka or Marc Gasol or Pau Gasol tomorrow night when the United States plays Spain in its final (and toughest) exhibition game, a little irrational exuberance might not be called for — but it’d be a welcome sight to those in the U.S. federation who believe Love has gone soft, too soft to be useful.
Kevin Love is becoming a notorious complainer in the realm of his NBA team and expectations, when he should concentrate on taking the next step in the Olympics.
Oh, and a little defense wouldn’t hurt.