Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love seemingly retaliated Saturday night against Houston Rockets big Luis Scola after an incident earlier in the week left Love writhing with pain. After getting rebound after rebound over Scola and finally netting a basket, Love appeared to have fouled Scola on the other end of court, causing the fifth-year player to drop to the floor. Love quickly turned to head back down the court and stepped on Scola’s chest and face with his size 19 left sneaker. Talking heads from around the NBA having varying opinions on what actually transpired at the Target Center.
- Kent Youngblood of the Star Tribune hasn’t taken a stance on the stomping but allows for the possibility that the incident may have just been a poorly timed accident on Love’s end.
- Houston Rockets beat writer Jonathan Feigen describes the attack on Scola as a no-brainer one-game suspension for Love.
- SB Nation’s Bomani Jones (via Twitter) says that the time for retaliation against Scola was last game, not last night.