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Kevin Love Takes Clear Shot at LeBron James Over Nearly 5-Year Old Tweet From Time Together on Cavaliers

Jason Schandl
Kevin Love and LeBron James talk during a 2018 playoff game against the Celtics.
Kevin Love and LeBron James talk during a 2018 playoff game against the Celtics. / Gregory Shamus/Getty Images
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LeBron James' second stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers brought a lot of excitement with it. The Cavs made it to the NBA Finals in four straight seasons, overcoming a 3-1 deficit to bring Cleveland their first ever NBA Championship in the 2015-16 season.

It wasn't all roses during those four seasons, though, and in a recent interview Kevin Love opened up about some of the internal turmoil that team faced.

One famous example of this turmoil came in February of Love's first year in Cleveland. The Cavs had just seen their 11-game win streak snapped by a loss to the Indiana Pacers, and James took a thinly-veiled Twitter shot at Love, who was having trouble finding his rhythm with the Cavs.

"I think on one end it was extremely passive-aggressive and silly," Love said of the tweet, reflecting in a recent interview with The Athletic. "I think I just wanted a little bit of love. Not even notoriety," he added.

Love clearly figured out how to fit in with the Cavaliers though, not only helping the team make the NBA Finals in four straight seasons, but also sticking around even after LeBron jumped ship to join the Los Angeles Lakers and Kyrie Irving left Cleveland for the Boston Celtics at the time.


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