Kevin Love Is Next in Line for Cleveland Cavaliers’ Blame Game

December 30th, 2014 by Zach Buckley Leave a reply »

The Cleveland Cavaliers were expected to be dominant. They've been decent instead.

Go ahead and guess how that's been received by a basketball world set on the Cavs becoming the NBA's version of the Harlem Globetrotters, a devastating force as wildly successful as it is aesthetically pleasing.

Cleveland hasn't come close to reaching that standard, which has inevitably led to more finger pointing than a traffic cop does on the busiest night of the year. LeBron James isn't the same. David Blatt is in over his head. Dion Waiters needs to stop being so Dion Waiters-y.

The blame game is a brutal exercise in which there are no winners. But it's a preferred pastime of this what-have-you-done-for-me-lately generation of sports fans, especially when our eyes aren't seeing the magical brilliance our minds say is absolutely possible.

That means the finger pointing isn't going to stop. In fact, as Grantland's Zach Lowe observed, the next target has already been identified—three-time All-Star Kevin Love:

Love, in a lot of ways, resembles the Cavaliers as a whole. He's been good but nowhere nea ...

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