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Kevin Love suspended for stepping on Scola's face

Posted on: February 4, 2012 10:00 pm
Edited on: February 6, 2012 12:24 pm
 
Posted by Ben Golliver

Update 12:22 p.m. Monday, February 6th: The league announced Monday that Kevin Love has been suspended two games for the whole "stepping on Scola's face" thing. Scola handled the whole thing pretty well.

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Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love is a surefire All-Star this season and one of the most promising young players in the NBA. But he'll catch some Heat for what went down during a Saturday night game against the Houston Rockets. There may very well be some people who watch the video below and deem it "dirty."

The incident began with the Rockets holding possession of the ball, trailing the Timberwolves leading, 64-52, with a little less than nine minutes remaining in the third quarter. Scola was working on Love with his back to the basket in the post. Scola fell to the ground in the paint after Love swiped down hard on the ball to force a turnover and Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio collected the ball and passed ahead to start a fast break the other direction. Love then moved to join the play as Scola lay on his back in the paint, in between Love and the upcourt action. Love seemed at first to attempt to step over Scola but his left foot wound up coming down with full force on Scola's face. Replays seemed to indicate that Love was looking down at Scola prior to stepping his foot down.

No foul was called on the play. The only question now is whether the act will draw the attention of the NBA league office.

Here's the video of Kevin Love stepping hard on Luis Scola's face via YouTube user RocketsRed and ClutchFans.net.



This isn't the first recent incident between the two big men. Less than a week ago, Scola threw the ball at Love's male region while attempting to save the ball from going out of bounds. Love doubled over in pain at the force of the throw and lay on the ground motionless while Scola checked on his well-being.

Here's video of Scola throwing the ball at Love's male region via YouTube user RocketsRed.


Comments

Since: Mar 17, 2008
Posted on: February 6, 2012 1:56 pm
 

Kevin Love suspended for stepping on Scola's face

Perhaps Love could use the time off to trim his beard.


Buffalo Bob
Since: Dec 11, 2011
Posted on: February 6, 2012 1:27 pm
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Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: February 6, 2012 1:15 pm
 

Kevin Love suspended for stepping on Scola's face

Kevin Love is a cheap shot artist. He plays dirty and he whines when he gets payback. The league suspension is way over due for this guy. I am not sure why he thinks that the fans or even the cameras can't see what he does. But, he is always faking contact and crying to the refs. I think the only thing left for him is an a-- whipping. I hope it comes soon.


Buffalo Bob
Since: Dec 11, 2011
Posted on: February 5, 2012 6:06 pm
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Buffalo Bob
Since: Dec 11, 2011
Posted on: February 5, 2012 6:04 pm
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Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: February 5, 2012 6:02 pm
 

Kevin Love steps on Luis Scola's face video

LOL at Knicks, Kevin Love is the most underrated player in the game. Put him on a great big-market team and everyone would say he is one of the top 5 players in the game.



Since: Jan 24, 2008
Posted on: February 5, 2012 3:45 pm
 

Kevin Love steps on Luis Scola's face video

Kevin Love is a dirty and overrated player. Nothing more and nothing less.



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: February 5, 2012 3:26 pm
 

Kevin Love steps on Luis Scola's face video

That was weak and unintentional. Nothing happens. 



Since: Feb 5, 2012
Posted on: February 5, 2012 2:48 pm
 

Kevin Love steps on Luis Scola's face video

He didn't have his foot planted when he stepped on his face, I don't think it was as bad as everyone thinks. His eyes were upcourt looking to where the play was going.  I think it was an accident just like Scola's out of bounds throw to Love's nether region. He will probably get suspended for one game just on the grounds that a non-suspension would make players think its ok to do stuff like this on purpose. 

With the European style of play of taking dives to draw fouls, i'm surprised that incidents like this don't happen as much as they do.  When guys are on the ground instead of on their feet, it does create a potential hazard where people can get stepped on.



Since: Feb 5, 2008
Posted on: February 5, 2012 2:43 pm
 

Kevin Love steps on Luis Scola's face video

LoL cats


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