The five-time All-Star has watched his tenure with the Cleveland Cavaliers descend from championship heights to him being the only All-Star-level talent on a perpetually rebuilding roster.
On Tuesday he accounted for outbursts in recent weeks, public and private, but downplayed a report that he had a Jimmy Butler-esque screaming match with teammates and management behind closed doors.
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The Athletic reported last week that Love unleashed on general manager Koby Altman and his teammates after he was fined $1,000 for a Dec. 31 tantrum during a game against the Toronto Raptors that saw him slapping chairs as he went to the bench.
Love told reporters on Tuesday that he was upset about how the fine was delivered and had words with Altman about it, but that his reaction was “about a two” on a scale of 1-to-10. He also said that he and Altman are on good terms.
While there’s conflict about what happened behind the scenes, there’s no denying that Love has been publicly upset during recent games.
The incident against the Raptors that reportedly drew the $1,000 fine is preserved on Instagram.
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