Cavaliers planned to give away 20,000 arm slings for Kevin Love, cancel


Rockets fans wear fake beards for James Harden. The Pelicans gave out wearable unibrows to support Anthony Davis.

And the Cavaliers had a really, um, interesting idea to show their appreciation of Kevin Love, who is out for the rest of the playoffs with a shoulder injury.

Tom Withers of the Associated Press:

The Cavaliers canceled a plan to give away 20,000 arm slings to fans to show support for injured starting forward Kevin Love, who is out for the rest of the NBA playoffs.

It’s not known what the team plans to do with the unused slings.

One of the most interesting off-court storylines of these playoffs is how Love, a potential free agent this summer, will assess his standing with the team as it plays without him.

How will he react to the team making light of his injury? Did his response have anything to do with the cancellation (they are reportedly fearful of him leaving)?

I have no idea.

I do know: If I were a Cavs fan, I’d happily wear a Kevin Love sling. That’s just fun.