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Cavalier Kevin Love’s Lazy Swat Turns Ball Over To Raptors In Wild Clip

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Monday night in Toronto, Cleveland Cavalier Kevin Love committed a lazy faux pas that will follow him for years to come.

Love had the ball at full court after a Raptor basket. Instead of a hard pass to inbound the ball, Love simply rolled the ball on the court.

There were still 33.3 seconds left in the quarter.

You can figure out what happened from there. Toronto recovered the ball and then made a 3-point field goal.

In some respects, you can’t blame Love totally for his behavior. He has been the whipping boy for the Cavs for well over a year.

The team is an afterthought in the NBA unless they have LeBron James and are playing Golden State in the Finals.

Their record at one point actually had them looking like a potential contender to get into the play-in tourney.

Now it’s all come to the surface with Love (again), and his behavior likely will result in a suspension or a fine.

The Cavs have been trying to rebuild ever since LeBron left for Los Angeles.

Clearly Love’s actions are not going to help.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."

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  1. I think the official made a mistake here. The ref threw the ball to Love, but Love didn’t catch the ball – a fumble, not an inbounds pass. Ref should have stopped the play and given ball to Cavs on the baseline. The ref has discretion on this play. Obviously he thought differently.

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