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08:11 AM ET 07.24 | Is Kevin Love lost overseas? [Memo to Love]: ... if you continue to play as though you have a sense of entitlement rather than a job to do, you are going to be watching Anthony Davis take your minutes as the last big man off the bench. That advice is based on solid intel, because the powers that be at USA Basketball are not happy that the Kevin Love they came to appreciate two years ago in Turkey has somehow morphed into a Kevin Love who didn't even leave his feet Sunday night when he got outworked for a rebound by Andres Nocioni in Team USA's closer-that-it-should-have-been 86-80 victory over Argentina. As it is, Love is the 10th man in the Americans' rotation, watching Andre Iguodala take what could be his minutes.

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July 24, 2012  09:11 AM ET

I'm gonna go with this article being b.s. Kevin Love is one of the hardest playing guys in the league. The reason he isn't playing much now is because Durant, LBJ and Carmelo all play both forward positions for this fast, small ball team. That's where all his minutes are going. Coach K will likely throw him a bone when they play Spain and their size upfront.

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July 24, 2012  09:30 AM ET
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I'm gonna go with this article being b.s. Kevin Love is one of the hardest playing guys in the league. The reason he isn't playing much now is because Durant, LBJ and Carmelo all play both forward positions for this fast, small ball team. That's where all his minutes are going. Coach K will likely throw him a bone when they play Spain and their size upfront.

I agree partially but on the other hand that is where your competitive nature should pull you through and make the coach see that you should be out on the court over those guys forget name recognition, professional bball no matter where you play is competitive. Personally I think they should've got another big man in place of Love and they should've got someone other than Harden to play on this team as well.

July 24, 2012  09:42 AM ET
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Which begs the question posed by the hit pop group The Black Eyed Peas... "Where is the Love?"

Black Eyed Peas? I thought Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway sang that song...

Damn, am I older than I thought I was?

July 24, 2012  09:50 AM ET

And this team is better than the '92 Dream Team, eh Kobe? HaaaaHaaaHaaaaa!!!

July 24, 2012  09:52 AM ET
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Black Eyed Peas? I thought Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway sang that song... Damn, am I older than I thought I was?

Fergie is delicious.

July 24, 2012  09:53 AM ET
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Black Eyed Peas? I thought Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway sang that song... Damn, am I older than I thought I was?

How old did you think you were?

July 24, 2012  09:56 AM ET

London Calling, Bro?

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July 24, 2012  09:59 AM ET
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London Calling, Bro?

That's not the Peas.

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July 24, 2012  10:32 AM ET
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Black Eyed Peas? I thought Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway sang that song... Damn, am I older than I thought I was?

You just appreciate the classics...Im only 35 and I know of both songs. Prefer the original though

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July 24, 2012  11:36 AM ET
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.......Where is the Love?"

Obviously, on the bench......

July 24, 2012  11:40 AM ET
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I'm gonna go with this article being b.s. Kevin Love is one of the hardest playing guys in the league.......

He got out-fought for a rebound by Andres Nocioni, for crying out loud!!! How old is Nocioni now......about 50?

July 24, 2012  11:40 AM ET

All he his to do is call his Uncle and he's Surfing in Malabu!!

July 24, 2012  12:13 PM ET
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I think this is certainly a good explanation......But this guys yaps an AWFUL lot for a guy that has accomplisned nothing in his career. He thinks that by jacking up 3s on a garbage team that has never sniffed the playoffs- gives him the right to expect to be playing?Accept your role as a 10-12 guy....you will play garbage minutesor if someone gets hurt and that is that.Be happy you were selected, not bitter cause you aren't playing

Love is better then davis,., harden and igudola how do you explain him not getting more minutes

 
July 24, 2012  12:32 PM ET
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Love is better then davis,., harden and igudola how do you explain him not getting more minutes

Who says he's better than those guys? Even if it's a non-argument with Harden/Iggy because they play completely different roles than what Love would when on the court.

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