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What truly worries me is a trend I see developing with Kevin Love: he bitches with referees in the...

What truly worries me is a trend I see developing with Kevin Love: he bitches with referees in the middle of the play a lot. I counted at least 3 possessions where he didn't get a call, and he looked over at a ref for the call instead of fighting for the loose ball. Once when he was under the basket and thought he was fouled on a shot, he looked to the ref while Toliver fought for the offensive board that was still live. And twice at the top of the key DeJaun Blair slapped the ball out of his hands, and instead of fighting to get it back while the ball was still loose, he looked at the ref and slapped his own hands in frustration. These are the habits of a frustrated player that's grown accustomed to losing. And they also tend to be the things that only the best player on the team can get away with. Kevin Love is monumentally talented, and by far the best player on the Timberwolves. But he's only 23 and he's certainly prone to doing the same stupid shit that most kids that age do (yes, I'm old enough to call him a kid. Get off my lawn). And it worries me that the Wolves have neither the culture nor the type of veteran player that Love would respect who can get in his face and yell at him and tell him to shut the hell up and play ball.

Good stuff over at NBA Geek. I was going to call this sort of thing "Pulling a Wes", but Love just seems to grab everything, doesn't he?
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