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Scola handled Love stomping his face with class

Posted on: February 5, 2012 5:53 pm
Edited on: February 5, 2012 5:56 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young



No one would've held it against Luis Scola to blast Kevin Love for what may have been a cheap shot Saturday night. Whether Love meant to stomp on Scola or not, you know Scola probably didn't feel great about it.

Instead, Scola decided to handle the situation with total, impressive class saying, "I just don't care about that play. The game is over."

Scola instead only said that maybe he was bothered that the officials didn't call a foul on Love for hitting him across the arms.

Love pleaded innocence in regards to the stomp telling the Star Tribune, "He was kind of right there ... I have size-19 feet. He just happened to be there. I had nowhere to go. I kind of tripped up. I just had nowhere to step. It was a Heat-of-the-moment type play. He was there and it happened to be his face."

Love apologized to Scola after the game for the play and said the two have a good relationship. "Obviously it was nothing personal against their team," Love said. "... Nothing personal, just heat of the moment."

Maybe it was retaliation for Scola rocketing the ball off of Love's nether regions recently? Love says nope, just accidents all around.

"It happened to be his face, just like Houston, where it happened to be my groin."

The league certainly will be taking a look at the play and deciding whether or not is deserves a suspension, but in these cases, it's really hard to judge intent. Both Scola and Love seem to think it's a non-issue and something that's in the past, but the league office might be having the final word soon.
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Since: Dec 19, 2007
Posted on: February 7, 2012 11:15 am
 

Scola handled Love stomping his face with class

I would be more concerned about the "no call".  The flow of the game remained the same so I don't believe the step on SCOLA was intentional.




Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: February 6, 2012 5:01 pm
 

Scola handled Love stomping his face with class

I don't see a two game ban in this.  Slow motion replays always make you look bad - but saying it was "heat of the moment" was a mistake and along with the history and the lack of an on court call probably lead to the suspension. 



Since: May 4, 2010
Posted on: February 6, 2012 3:07 pm
 

Scola handled Love stomping his face with class

T-Wolves fan here.  Love deserves the suspension & should have had a foul called on the hack across the arms.  I can understand his frustration though since he's played Scola 3 times this year & that guy is a constant hack.  Love made a basket on the play before the stomp after collecting a couple of offensive rebounds and getting pummeled the entire time.  Love has a lot more no-calls go against him than for him.



Since: Jul 24, 2007
Posted on: February 6, 2012 11:53 am
 

Scola handled Love stomping his face with class

After just seeing the play for the 1st time,and obvious foul,hack,rake across both arms right in front of an official,then to follow it up with a foot to the face,clearly intentional,there should have been an ejection. Now he should be fined as well as the offiicating crew.It never ceases to amaze me at the incompetence of NBA officials.The Players would be better off to call their own fouls like on the playgrounds,at least their would be more consistency,and I don't care for either team.I grew up a NBA fan with players of class Frazier,West,Bird,Johnson,Jordan,Ewing,now to watch todays trash,the only teams worth watching are Chicago and Oklahoma.



Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: February 5, 2012 11:36 pm
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Since: Aug 23, 2011
Posted on: February 5, 2012 10:59 pm
 

Scola handled Love stomping his face with class

love is becoming  a great player  (even if he is on a losing team) but what he did is not cool. that act deserves  a fine and suspension in my opinion. to me it lookked like it was deliberate. then loves comments back it up. 1st he said I did not see him then to say it was in the heat of the game. love knew exactly what he did. these athletes have very quick reflexes, and it is apperant love looked down b 4 he stepped( im sry stomped) on scola. and for someone to say "its just a mexican" is low and speaks of yr character. anywho <<<B 4 REAL>>>



Since: Jul 15, 2009
Posted on: February 5, 2012 10:44 pm
 

Scola handled Love stomping his face with class

Well obviously it was retaliation for the incident in Houston.  But, I'd rather take a foot in the face than have the ball slammed off my "jimmies." 



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: February 5, 2012 10:15 pm
 

Scola handled Love stomping his face with class

A foul should have been called. Not on the stomping, but before for the hacking the arm. The stomping should have been a flagrant 2 and Love should have been ejected.


Buffalo Bob
Since: Dec 11, 2011
Posted on: February 5, 2012 8:02 pm
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Since: Apr 4, 2011
Posted on: February 5, 2012 7:28 pm
 

Scola handled Love stomping his face with class

why suspend him? what does it accomplish?


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