Forward Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves has been suspended two games for a malicious act against Houston Rockets forward Luis Scola.
During Saturday night’s game between the two teams, Scola was seen posting up Love early in the third quarter. Scola then turns toward the basket as Love swipes at the ball hard knocking Scola to the ground. As Love turns to run up court he looks down at Scola and intentionally stomps on his face. No foul was called on the play but the NBA league’s front office was all over it.
This is an irresponsible and uncalled for act by a player who is the face of his respected franchise. Love knows better than this and the last thing the Timberwolves need right now is their best player to be missing games.
After the game Love stated that he did not intentionally stomp on Scola and later went to the opposing team’s locker room to apologize for his behavior.
The two-game suspension will begin tomorrow night when the Timberwolves take on the Sacramento Kings and will end on Wednesday night while the team takes on the Memphis Grizzlies.
Love leads the team with 25.0 points and 13.7 rebounds per game. He has started and played in every Timberwolves game this season. Minnesota is currently 11th in the Western Conference with a 12-12 record.