Now, we understand why stomping on someone’s face is bad. No matter what, that’s kind of something we just don’t do in America. Perhaps this is a rite of passage in some traditional culture, but not in Minnesota (at least, not that I know of).
But someone needs to tell Kevin Love the news, you guys. Because he totally stomped on Luis Scola’s face and chest. Check it:
Ouch. That looks pretty terrible. I’m not about to defend our beLOVEd Kevin Love, but if we’re being honest, it wasn’t exactly done out of malcontent, at least to these eyes. Here’s another angle:
Honestly, it looks as if he’s trying to step over him, but his foot gets tangled in Luis Scola’s face. If it was truly malicious, Love would’ve stepped a little harder, because if we’re being honest, it was a pretty light step.
That said, I guess stepping over the guy isn’t the best course of action (which was what Kevin Love was doing). He could’ve easily went around him, jumped over him, something. But to say that he stepped on his face intentionally? That’s a stretch.
Of course, the suspension of two games he received is fine by me. It wasn’t done maliciously, but it might be construed that way and it did look kind of bad.
Next time, Kevin Love? Remember that you’re a Bruin and that we don’t step on other people’s faces on purpose except if it’s a poster of a uSc student’s face.
(Then it’s fair game.)