NBA

Has Kevin Love been sulking for years for not receiving a max contract?

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love will be subject of much interest in the NBA next season when he enters free agency and his time with the T-Wolves is quickly coming to an end as sources around the franchise have said that Love: "has grown incredibly distant".

It seems almost certain that the 25-year-old Love will see out the remainder of his contract and move from his current team with the ideal destination being the Los Angeles Lakers.

Love grew up in California and also played college basketball at UCLA, two of the main reasons many experts expect to see the power forward in the Lakers purple and gold at the start of next season.

The parting of Love from Minnesota has been suspected for a long time, sources have described Love has growing ever distant from the team with the possible reason being that he felt disappointed at not being awarded a max contract when he signed his second deal with the team.

Judd Zulgad of ESPN 1500 in Minnesota describes the situation: "It was Kahn, with the blessing of owner Glen Taylor, who decided that Love wasn’t worthy of a max deal in January 2010, and offered him a four-year, $62 million contract. Love signed the deal and things haven’t been the same sense.

He carried on by saying: "Once a gregarious and engaging person to interview, Love has grown incredibly distant. This petulant act is prelude to Love opting out of his contract on July 1, 2015 and never looking back. The majority believe this is destined to happen."

Minnesota need to prepare for Love's exit from the team as they have for so long relied on the outstanding play of the power forward despite failing to reach the playoffs for many years.

Topics:
LA Lakers
Minnesota Timberwolves
NBA

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - NBA Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again