Kevin Love stomps on Luis Scola's face

You make the call: Was this face-stomp intentional?

2/5/12 in NBA   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

Kevin Love stepped on Luis Scola's face during the Timberwolves' 100-91 win over the Rockets last night. Was it intentional? Love says it wasn't, of course, and he apologized to Scola immediately after the game.

"He was kind of right there, and you know, I've got size-19 feet. So he just happened to be there, I had nowhere to go. I got kind of tripped up, and I just had nowhere to step. He was right there, it happened to be his face just like in Houston where it happened to be my groin."

Wait, what?

Love was referring to this incident, where Scola threw a ball off his groin in an earlier game this season.

The apology was a nice touch, but for some reason, it seems a bit disingenuous to me. Mostly because Love referenced the groin incident, which seemed a little tongue-in-cheek to me.

What do you think? Was it incidental, or intentional? Should Love be suspended or punished in some way? There was no foul called, but that doesn't mean the league can't review it. What's your take?

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2/6/12   |   Dream_Machine   |   13453 respect

beerstudk wrote:
Didn't look intentional to me, it's unfortunate that he referenced the nut-shot incedent from earlier this year

Which Is Why He Got The Suspension. If Love Doesn't Mention It, Would Have Been 1 Game Or No Suspension At All.

2/6/12   |   beerstudk   |   1538 respect

Didn't look intentional to me, it's unfortunate that he referenced the nut-shot incedent from earlier this year

2/6/12   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

 2 game suspension for Love. 

2/6/12   |   WhoDat12   |   2252 respect

Scott wrote:
Ndamukong Suh approves

If Kevin Love's mother doesn't think that was a dirty play, then it wasn't!

2/6/12   |   derms33   |   17653 respect

 sad if you don't get that joke

2/5/12   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

 Both moves looked intentional to me.  I don't watch much NBA, don't know history of the teams, but both looked intentional.

2/5/12   |   Tiger_Pride2   |   3287 respect

It's hard to tell. It looked as if they were going at it, but the move itself didn't look so dirty. I'm going to say it was because the guys calling the game were so sure it was.

2/5/12   |   derms33   |   17653 respect

 Love's been using Scola's shower

2/5/12   |   Scott   |   54648 respect

Ndamukong Suh approves