According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Cleveland and Minnesota have finally agreed on the exact trade that everyone has assumed will happen for weeks. Cleveland will send Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett, and a protected first round pick to the Wolves in return for Kevin Love, who will agree to a long-term extension to stay with the Cavs.
The deal can’t be finalized until August 23, a month after Wiggins signed his rookie deal. The Wolves had wanted to unload some of its god-awful contracts along with Love, but somehow Cleveland won’t have to take on any.
Cleveland has become a destination city FSR. Ya got that? A city that is damned by God and whose rivers routinely catch on fire is the new LA. America has officially hit rock bottom. SMH.
I just wanna take a moment to say that Kevin Love is officially dead to me. I also take back the first nice things I’ve ever said about LeBron James after the “coming home” letter. The cool part about him going to Cleveland was that he was gonna have to earn a championship. Let’s be honest – those rings from the Miami Heat don’t really count. Two special needs goats could’ve started alongside Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh and won two titles.
When he was first with Cleveland it wasn’t really his fault. That team was epically bad without him. But even without Love in Cleveland the Cavs were much better than they were for the first Bron-Bron go round, and the league was fair once again. Indiana would give them a run for their money in the East so they wouldn’t be GUARANTEED to make the Finals like they were in Miami. Since then the Pacers season has officially ended since Paul George broke his leg playing for free, and now the Cavs have Love.
I was actually excited for the NBA to watch Cleveland this year. LeBron and the kids would’ve been a good show to watch. Now it’s pointless to watch because obviously Cleveland will win the East every year. This is just a better and younger version of the Big 3. Cleveland is gonna be just like South Beach now, except with more unemployment and less cocaine being blown off of stripper’s asses. Love is a million times better than Bosh, and Wade got steadily worse in LeBron’s four seasons there. Meanwhile Kyrie Irving is one of the best young players in the game and LeBron’s still in his prime.
If LeBron had any integrity he would’ve insisted that Love not come to Cleveland. He would actually want Love to go to Boston, because he’s still never beaten the Celtics without Wade and Bosh. Beating the Celtics is a rite of passage for NBA legends. And not bootleg Sherman Douglas Celtic teams either. LeBron would’ve looked at his team as it currently is and said “challenge accepted,” and insisted to management that they not trade for Love. He’ll win a couple more rings but he will always go down in history as they guy who was completely incapable of winning without other superstars around him.
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