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Kevin Love says players enjoyed the Heat losing, too

Jul 28, 2011, 11:56 AM EST

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Like a scene out of the terrible movie “Sideout,” Kevin Love has somehow become the media darling talking up beach volleyball even though he’s never really played it.

(Volleyball legend Karch Kiraly was the only 90s beach volleyball star who refused to be in Sideout because he thought it demeaned the sport. Just another reason to love Karch.)

But when Love talked to Boomer and Carton on WFAN in New York (via Sports Radio Interviews), the talk turned to basketball. And then the Heat. Love was asked if players around the league enjoyed watching the Heat lose as much as fans everywhere outside of South Florida did.

“Oh yeah, great amount of joy out of it. Plus, for me, they say nice guys, good guys finish last. But Dallas, they just had a slew of great guys and veterans on their team that made for just a great team. It wasn’t just two, three, four guys on the team, like Miami I kind of felt it was. Around the league, it was kind of a consensus that guys were happy.”

See, NBA players are just like you and me. Well, generally taller and a lot more wealthy, but we like some of the same things.

  1. sguy2130 - Jul 28, 2011 at 12:13 PM

    Thanks Kurt for confirming “Sideout” was a terrible movie. It was on TV the other day, and I gave it about 10 minutes. Once the guy started playing volleyball in his suit and returned to the office with no attempt to brush the sand off it I had seen enough. Though it was kind of cool that his boss was “Bernie” from the movie “Weekend at Bernie’s”. Glad I didn’t waste anymore time haha.

  2. fouldwimmerlaik - Jul 28, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Don’t forget: Strippers. NBA players and I also have in common that we like strippers. Just sayin’.

  3. thetooloftools - Jul 28, 2011 at 3:09 PM

    Miami wanted to be the focus of attention.
    How’s it tasting losers?
    Hahahahahaaaaaa

  4. kinggw - Jul 28, 2011 at 3:18 PM

    Yeah and he still plays in Minnesota, nobody knows losing like he does. The funny thing is that Dallas’ team was full of players that had only been there a year or two but the media acts like they were a team that was together for years.

    Somebody should tell Love that hating on another team doesnt make yours better.

    • Justin - Jul 28, 2011 at 5:28 PM

      Someone could tell you that too. Someone asked him a question and the dude answered.

    • joeksnuffy - Jul 28, 2011 at 8:06 PM

      Love may be on a losing team, but at least he mans up. he doesn’t quit when the going gets tough and rely on teammates to carry him when it matters most.

    • henryd3rd - Jul 29, 2011 at 8:49 AM

      Spoken like a true South Florida front runner. I wonder if this same dude was down with the Heat before LaBron took his talents to South Beach.

  5. metalhead65 - Jul 28, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    come on Kurt what do you mean”we” like the same things? the rest of us may have loved it but nobody wanted the heat to win more than #1 lebron fanboy Kurt Helin.

  6. dirtybird2020 - Jul 29, 2011 at 2:28 AM

    Lebron the quitter!! Haha, he isnt half the man kevin love is! Ill take heart and talen over talen anyday! Lebron blows and so does his fans! And miami is a crap hole, it should just break off and float to cuba! Miami fans Need to wish for a ring in one hand and crap in the other and see which ome fills up first! Screw miami!!!! Lbj hater for life!

  7. dirtybird2020 - Jul 29, 2011 at 2:28 AM

    Talent*

  8. downtowndanny - Jul 29, 2011 at 2:34 AM

    be careful K Love remember Lebrons listening…..I expect him to give you 35, 10 & 10 in your first game against them, and I’m not even a Lebron fan, but why fuel the fire, he’s still a beast even if it’s only in the regular season…

  9. pff - Jul 29, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    we’ll see how loyal Love is to Minny when they’re in the lottery for the next 5+ years

    enjoy losing, kid

  10. nikaybee - Aug 1, 2011 at 5:34 PM

    Lebron has taken a team that never did anything from the bottom and put them on top. What has this love guy done. Oh yea make sure that they get another lottery pick. Then their owner cry foul cause he still stuck with a bunch of non-talent…lol haters!!!!

    • dcviking - Aug 3, 2011 at 9:54 AM

      Guess you missed the championship that D-Wade has brought to the Heat.

      Oh and for the record, Kevin Love has as many rings as Lebron has…

  11. randysavage4ever - Aug 2, 2011 at 3:01 AM

    Kevin Love…not bad work my friend, not bad at all….

  12. southbeachtalent - Aug 3, 2011 at 2:58 PM

    “Around the league, it was kind of a consensus that guys were happy.”

    You wouldn’t say?

    Around the league every other player was watching the Heat play on their couch, at home. What’s that say about your sorry ass team? Why are other teams happy? They didn’t even come close to smelling the Finals? I guess when your team sucks (T-Wolves) you have to root for someone else! That’s pathetic coming from a professional player. By the way enjoy super cool beas you dopes.

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