A lot has been made of LeBron James and Kevin Love's relationship, or lack thereof, at the Cleveland Cavaliers.
This has been rumbling for some time now but it all came to a head this week when Love revealed that he and LeBron don't really have a friendship of any sort right now after the former Timberwolves star was asked why he wasn't in a picture on James' Instagram with what he's calling his 'Clique."
Well that sparked a whole debate, and there's been a new one today. Love was asked who his pick for MVP would be right now, and the power forward failed to mention his teammate.
Love was a guest on "The Dan Patrick Show" on Monday and was put on the spot to choose between Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook and LeBron for the NBA's most prestigious individual award.
"I would just say because of time spent on the court, you know 'Bron took those few games off and those couple of weeks off. ... I'm going to go with Russell Westbrook because every single night you're looking at his stat sheet..." Love told Patrick. "I think Russ is arguably having the better season."
Maybe Love needs some more media training because it seems clear to everyone else than when you are asked who should win an award, always go with your teammate! It's not that hard to understand.
Anyway, LeBron finally responded to all that today and he decided to take the high road, saying he wasn't that bothered by Love's comments.
"I don't really think too much of it, really," James said after Cleveland Cavaliers practice on Tuesday. "I don't really get involved in that. I think the voters are going to decide who is the MVP. I think what Russ has been doing, his numbers have been pretty crazy keeping those guys afloat in the West in his play. Steph Curry can make a case, for sure, what he's been doing -- James Harden and myself, as well.
"So, Kevin has his own opinion of who he believes is the MVP. No one should fault him for that."
It's safe to say that things don't exactly seem completely rosy in Cleveland right now. The Cavaliers may be the 2nd best team in the Eastern Conference right now, but the chances of Love signing a new contract with the Cavs when he hits free agency don't appear to be too great right now.