Should Kevin Love Be Suspended for Stomping on Luis Scola’s Face?

by February 06, 2012

Kevin Love insists that the face-stomping was an accident, and Luis Scola seems to have moved on, but should the Timberwolves’ forward face any kind of disciplinary action from the NBA? The Houston Chronicle seems to think he should: “Despite their best efforts, Kevin Love and the Timberwolves should have no chance of convincing the NBA it was just a Love tap. Love went Savion Glover on Luis Scola’s face. Love might be one of the league’s best young players, but the league presumably still frowns on players treating other players’ faces as starting blocks. Knowing he is in jeopardy of getting hit with a suspension – and this should be a no-brainer one-game suspension — Love did his best to spin the answer. In fact, he danced around it so well, he could have tap-danced on the head of a pin, which makes it difficult to buy his argument that he has feet so large, he just could not miss Scola’s face. He did, however, succeed at running up the floor while Scola’s head bounced around on the hardwood. […] ‘I mean, he fell down after the play. He just kind of laid there and I’ve got size 19 feet so… I just happened to be there. I had nowhere to go. I got kind of tripped up and I just had nowhere to step, he was right there. It was a heat of the moment type of play and he was right there and it happened to be his face, just like in Houston like it happened to be my groin. I’ve always had a large amount of respect for Luis (sic) so … I’m sure he didn’t take it personal; it was nothing personal towards their team. They have a lot of great players, they’re well coached. Like I said, it’s nothing personal.'”