Can you blame him?
Cleveland is a fine city, home to historic teams like the Browns and Indians, a mecca for good beer at reasonable prices, a fine town on a lake. But the team’s NBA franchise is a bit of a mess.
You may recall the incident in which Cavs owner Dan Gilbert ripped into LeBron James with a letter to ticket-holders written in comic sans. Or the rift between team star Kyrie Irving and teammate Dion Waiters. Or the preposterous 7-year, $60 million offer the Cavs reportedly made to Kentucky John Calipari, a man synonymous with NBA failure, to not only coach the team but to be its president.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 9, 2014
The Cavs own the No. 1 pick (again) in this month’s NBA Draft, but the other stuff is apparently enough of an issue that Wolves superstar Kevin Love does not want to play there, according to a Jackie MacMullan of ESPN. MacMullan cites league sources saying that although Cleveland is interested in Love, the “feeling isn’t mutual.”
The Phoenix Suns, meanwhile, are interested in acquiring Love in a deal that could include point guard Eric Bledsoe, according to Yahoo! Sports.
Suns interested in Love deal w/best assets Dragic, Bledsoe & picks.NBA sources say it will take full max deal to control free agent Bledsoe.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) June 7, 2014