Kevin Love reportedly likely out 2 weeks, calls out Kelly Olynyk over dirty play

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love injured his shoulder Sunday afternoon against the Boston Celtics in what was a blatant dirty play by Kelly Olynyk.

Love was ruled out for the game and diagnosed with a dislocated shoulder, and is likely to be out for two weeks, per Brian Windhorst.

But after the win, and clean sweep of the Boston Celtics, the forward called out the Celtics big man for what he called a “bush-league play.”


“I was out there and Olynyk was in a compromising position and had no chance to get the ball. It’s just too bad that he would go to those lengths to take somebody out of a game and do that to someone. I had no doubt in my mind that he did that on purpose,” said Kevin Love.  

“You look at the replay. I saw a picture of his arm underneath. It’s just not a basketball play. Yeah. I expected it to be physical, but when it has to go to that length, it’s just not the way it’s supposed to be. That’s not how you play basketball.”

As for if Love will take the court in Round 2, here’s what he had to say:

“I hope so,” Love told Northeast Ohio Media Group. “It’s tough to say right now. I feel good right now, so at least my spirits are up. That’s good.”


The Cavaliers will do battle against the winner of the Milwaukee Bucks-Chicago Bulls series.

Prashad is the Senior Content Editor for Cox Media Group's He considers Muhammad Ali, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce some of the all-time greats. Boston is TitleTown, in case you were wondering.
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