It’s OK! He Said He’s Sorry.

Kevin Love

by Tommy Gimler

First Ndamuokdoeulskong Suh. Now Kevin Love.

Let’s face it. Stomping on a guy when he’s down on the ground is a bitch move unless the guy on the ground is Skip Bayless. I thought the NFL went pretty light on Suh after his Thanksgiving Day stomping on Evan Dietrich-Smith, but the NBA is the new king of meaningless suspensions after banning Kevin Love for only two games following his antics Saturday night.

Check this out:

Following the league’s decision to suspend him, Love released the following statement:

“I want to publicly apologize to Luis Scola and the Houston Rockets. My intention is to never hurt another player on the basketball court. I’ve always had the utmost respect for the game of basketball and all of my opponents. I also apologize to my coaches, teammates and our fans for the consequences of my actions.”

Bull shit.

If you watch the video above, Love drives his foot into Luis Scola’s face with every intention of making it hurt. Who does that in hopes that it won’t hurt somebody? And NOW you’re sorry for it? After the suspension is handed out? Nice, Kevin.

Look, I’ve only thrown three punches in my life, and each one was thrown with the hopes that the receiving end would get knocked the fuck out (my brother shouldn’t have thrown that basketball at me). I’m not sorry for any of them.

What’s worse? Love only has to sit out two games for it. That’s 1/33 of the season. It would have been the equivalent to suspending Suh for just under two quarters of one NFL game.

Maybe it’s just me, but I think the suspension is pretty weak. Then again, I’m the guy who still can’t believe Ron Artest is allowed to play in this league.

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