LeBron James admitted his “FIT-IN” tweet was about Kevin Love.
After Love lights up the flimsy defense of the Los Angeles Lakers for 32 points in a 120-105 victory Sunday, James is asked about the tweet and decides to back off, evasively saying: “It wasn’t even about this team. It was more about people in general.”
• But James decides to come clean about pointing the finger at Love soon after, saying quietly: “It’s not a coincidence.” James is even asked later if his comment is on the record, to which he replies: “Ain’t no such thing as off the record”—and that he is well aware what reporters are looking for even as he and they are acting “like the best of friends.”
Yet, LeBron somehow thinks it’s a good idea to backtrack:
Instead, LeBron creates a needless controversy and then fuels it further by blaming the media. I doubt Love appreciates the added attention on his struggle to fit in.
I think Love will remain with the Cavaliers next season, but it would hardly be a shock if he’s driven away as nonsense like this accumulates.