Cleveland Cavaliers star Kevin Love has reportedly forgiven Boston Celtics’ Kelly Olynyk after their incident in the playoffs left him with a dislocated shoulder.
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It had been reported last week that Love still wasn’t returning Olynyk’s calls, and it all stemmed from their clash in Game 4 of the first round series of the playoffs between the Celtics and Cavaliers.
The pair got tangled up as they fought for a rebound, and it ultimately left Love with a dislocated shoulder which in turn required surgery that ruled him out for the rest of the season.
Given that it was his first taste of the playoffs, it was a cruel blow for the star power forward and it appeared initially that he would be holding a grudge and avoiding making peace with his rival.
However, it is now suggested that all has been forgiven as the Cavs march on without the 26-year-old, who by coincidence has in fact been previously linked with a move to Boston.
“I’m told authoritatively that Love holds no long-lasting ill will toward either the Celtics or Olynyk,” David Aldridge of NBA.com reported.
Given that the Celtics had hoped to sign Love last year and will likely try to make a move for him in free agency again this summer if he opts out, it will be welcome news to the organisation that he is willing to forgive and forget.
Nevertheless, there are no guarantees that it will mean he will consider them at the end of the season and in turn it doesn’t dismiss the fact that he will be frustrated with having to watch his current teammates from the sidelines.