Kevin Love was suspended two games for last week's incident involving the incident between him and Houston Rockets power forward Luis Scola. The Minnesota Timberwolves forward looked like he deliberately stomped on Scola, but Love said Monday that he had no bad intentions.
The likely NBA All-Star issued a statement on the team's website Monday afternoon:
"We got to talking about it, and as long as Luis and the Rockets are OK, then I'm OK with it," Love said. "I feel like it was a learning experience, and it won't happen again. There were no ill-intentions. I was trying to get him on a foul on the way up. I wasn't trying to stomp him or anything like that. Just moving forward, and hopefully we win these next few games."
Rick Adelman, Love's current coach and the former head coach of Scola's Rockets, also gave his side of the story.
"If there's anything I'd say is it can't get that physical," Adelman said. "But it happened and Kevin has to learn a lesson from it just like the whole team does. You've got to play through, you've got to play with emotion but you can't let it affect you on the court."
This is likely the last anyone will hear of the incident as it seems everyone involved on the Timberwolves side has tried to say the right things.