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Scola handled Love stomping his face with class

Posted on: February 5, 2012 5:53 pm
Edited on: February 5, 2012 5:56 pm
Posted by Royce Young

No one would've held it against Luis Scola to blast Kevin Love for what may have been a cheap shot Saturday night. Whether Love meant to stomp on Scola or not, you know Scola probably didn't feel great about it.

Instead, Scola decided to handle the situation with total, impressive class saying, "I just don't care about that play. The game is over."

Scola instead only said that maybe he was bothered that the officials didn't call a foul on Love for hitting him across the arms.

Love pleaded innocence in regards to the stomp telling the Star Tribune, "He was kind of right there ... I have size-19 feet. He just happened to be there. I had nowhere to go. I kind of tripped up. I just had nowhere to step. It was a Heat-of-the-moment type play. He was there and it happened to be his face."

Love apologized to Scola after the game for the play and said the two have a good relationship. "Obviously it was nothing personal against their team," Love said. "... Nothing personal, just heat of the moment."

Maybe it was retaliation for Scola rocketing the ball off of Love's nether regions recently? Love says nope, just accidents all around.

"It happened to be his face, just like Houston, where it happened to be my groin."

The league certainly will be taking a look at the play and deciding whether or not is deserves a suspension, but in these cases, it's really hard to judge intent. Both Scola and Love seem to think it's a non-issue and something that's in the past, but the league office might be having the final word soon.

Since: Sep 20, 2010
Posted on: February 5, 2012 6:15 pm

Scola handled Love stomping his face with class

Why try to justify it if it was just an accident? "Heat of the moment" makes it seem like he made a mistake and stomped him without thinking about it for too long. "It happened to be his face, just like Houston, where it happened to be my groin." That makes it seem like it could've been retribution. 

It looked pretty clear on the replay, he looks down and stomps Scola. I don't see a grey area, he should be suspended. 

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