Little-known, um, footnote to the stomping incident last weekend in Minnesota that caused the Wolves' Kevin Love to be suspended for two games this week after planting a sneaker in Luis Scola's face:
Sources close to the situation say Love actually met Scola for a drink afterward to clear the air, with the Houston forward not flying out until the next day.
In an interview Thursday night with the TNT studio crew after being named to the Western Conference All-Star team as a reserve, Love didn't get into those specifics but did say that "Luis and I are cool," explaining that the two have been friends since Love made it to the NBA in the summer of 2008.
"I don't want to be known as a guy that makes plays like that," Love told the TNT guys. " I want to be known as a stand-up guy who plays hard in every game."
-- Marc Stein