Kevin Love: ‘I Was Screwed’

by April 23, 2009

by Marcel Mutoni

One thing has become abundantly clear with the Timberwolves’ Kevin Love: Whenever he feels wronged, we’re going to hear all about it. And for that, we should be thankful. As it makes for good reading.

Love was at it again yesterday, complaining about his finish in the Rookie of the Year voting. K-Love thought he should have finished a lot higher than he did.

The Pioneer Press reports:

Love said he had no quarrel with the selection of Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose, who won in a landslide with 574 points and 111 of the 120 first-place votes. He just didn’t feel there were five first-year players who played better than him during a season in which Love led all rookies in rebounding (9.1 per game) and double-doubles (29).

“Pardon my French, but it’s the second time I’ve gotten screwed,” he said from Los Angeles. “I definitely thought I would finish higher, but after the rookie-sophomore snub, I guess anything can happen…I guess I just needed to play a little better. Maybe a 30th double-double would have made a difference.”

“That’s kind of how I feel,” he said. “I’ll take care of my business this summer, either here in Los Angeles or in Minnesota, and come back a better player and try to help my team win. Hopefully, 15 years from now I’ll be able to look back on this and laugh.”

I love the biting sarcasm about the 30th double-double.

His reactions are almost enough to make one wish Kevin Love would get ‘screwed’ more often.