Kevin Love: Stepping over a player viewed as ‘form of disrespect’

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There’s a reason J.R. Smith said LeBron James, not Stephen Curry, deserved MVP – and it has minimal to do with which played better.

Kevin Love could use the lesson.

Analyzing the LeBron step-over/Draymond Green groin punch incident, Love sounded like a Warrior.

Love, via ASAP Sports:

Q. Kevin, what is the protocol in this league about being stepped over, is that an insulting move? Is that a disrespectful move? What is your view of that? I mean even A.I. over Ty [in the 2001 Finals], people still talk about that.
KEVIN LOVE: It’s tough to say. You don’t see it too much, but, yeah, I think it is looked at as a form of disrespect. But I don’t know. It’s seldom seen. That’s tough to answer. I don’t know.

Stepping over a player when it’s not necessary is disrespectful. LeBron disrespected Green.

But Love thinks it’s his place to say that?

Love and LeBron, knowing or unknowingly, have sent passive-aggressive shots at each other for the last two years. This is not out of character for Love. But he can’t turn it off during the NBA Finals? That’s telling.