Like Many, Kevin Love Was Not Rooting For The Miami Heat
Back in March, when the Miami Heat were in the midst of a four-game losing streak, team captain Dwyane Wade suggested that the entire world was against his team.
“The Miami Heat are exactly what everyone wanted, losing games,” Wade said at the time. “The world is better now because the Heat [are] losing.”
Miami would eventually get out of their slump, and would go on to advance to the NBA Finals. But the anti-Heat movement only grew, both among fans, and, apparently, opposing NBA locker rooms.
Minnesota was apparently one of those locker rooms, according to power forward Kevin Love. Love went on WFAN in New York (to promote beach volleyball of all things), and admitted he was happy to see the Dallas Mavericks come out on top in this year's Finals.
“Oh yeah, great amount of joy out of it. Plus, for me, they say nice guys, good guys finish last. But Dallas, they just had a slew of great guys and veterans on their team that made for just a great team. It wasn’t just two, three, four guys on the team, like Miami I kind of felt it was. Around the league, it was kind of a consensus that guys were happy.”
Love's quote isn't as much of a straight-forward insult to the Heat as it is as a backhanded one, but it is further confirmation that a large portion of the league was less than thrilled with the actions of the Heat since the Summer of 2010.
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