Skip to main content

Kevin Love calls out Jerry Colangelo for his criticism towards him before the 2020 Olympics: 'F**k him'

kevin love & jerry colangelo

Kevin Love recently made a guest appearance on The Shop, a TV show starring LeBron James and Maverick Carter. He opened up about what happened between him and Team USA Managing Director Jerry Colangelo this summer when Love decided not to play anymore because of an injury. At first, there were some negative comments from Jalen Rose about Love being a token white guy on the team. After his injury in a game against Nigeria, which Team USA lost, Colangelo blamed Love for coming unprepared on the tournament.

Around the entire NBA, Love is respected and known as a subtle guy, but this time, he used the opportunity on the show to distress what really happened. After everything that happened, he is convinced Colangelo should have handled this situation differently. The main problem with the Love saw with Colangelo was that he was pointing the finger at him for a potential failure because Team USA had several bumps on the road to the gold medal.

LeBron called me and the same thing, and he was like 'Yeah fuck that, that is something that never should be said regardless of what was said on either side and all of it, you just never do that. There was no need to do that. His gain was to protect his legacy. He wanted something to point the finger at if they lost. In case it didn't go right, which was looking bad. It was just wrong in so many ways. And for me, I'm sitting up here being the nice guy right now, but honestly f**k that. F**k him.

Kevin Love, via The Shop

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

Whether you side with Love or Colangelo regarding this story because both sides have made some pretty strong reasons why certain things have happened, there is no question all of that should have stayed within the team. Love maybe wasn't in the shape he thought he was in, which may be why he got injured so early. Even if that is the case, as an experienced leader, Colangelo had to know that calling out players publicly in such a way may result in a backlash and animosity. It seems Love is feeling just that way about him.

Brandon Jennings

Brandon Jennings goes off on the state of the NBA - “It’s only a couple of guys in the NBA that love the game”

Jennings' opinions are certainly divisive, but it's clear that without change the NBA would get stale, and that's why it's necessary to continue exploring ways to evolve the game

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan’s secret tattoo and the meaning behind it revealed

It's barely visible and not something MJ liked to talk about.

Chicago Bulls guard Michael Jordan

Zach Snyder on directing Michael Jordan in "Playground" — “He’s a natural.”

One went on to make Space Jam, the other 300, Justice League, Army of the Dead, Man of Steel, Watchmen, and Dawn of the Dead. Two great movie careers, starting in 1990.

Miami Heat forward LeBron James and team president Pat Riley

The moment Pat Riley should've known LeBron James would one day leave Miami

Upon his arrival to Miami, LeBron made a request that should've let Riley know a new era was coming.

Dennis Rodman

How Dennis Rodman's gay bar double-date led to the Chicago Bulls winning the 1996 NBA Championship

Remember Jack Haley? It turns out he was crucial for the Bulls winning in 1996 because he was “the only person who speaks fluent Rodman,” and knew how to convince Dennis not to quit the team before Game 6 of the Finals.

Detroit Pistons center Bill Laimbeer and guard Isiah Thomas

“I don't need to take that s**t!” — when Isiah Thomas broke his hand after punching Bill Laimbeer

Isiah Thomas punched Bill Laimbeer so hard he broke his hand during one of Detroit Pistons' practices.

Chicago Bulls guard Michael Jordan

“I don’t know if I could’ve survived in this Twitter (era)” — Michael Jordan on social media and cancel culture

There's no hand-checking and hard fouls in 2022. But there's Twitter, political correctness and almost no privacy whatsoever.

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Remember when KCP played with an ankle monitor?

In terms of serving time, continuing to play games while in prison is not that bad.