Cleveland Cavaliers star Kevin Love has acknowledged that he hasn’t returned any of Boston Celtics’ Kelly Olynyk’s calls after he caused his dislocated shoulder.
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Love suffered the season-ending injury in Game 4 of the first-round playoff series with the Celtics almost two weeks ago, and he has since undergone shoulder surgery which has sidelined him for four to six months.
The disappointment of seeing his first post-season cut short is undoubtedly still eating away at him, as not only did he accuse Olynyk of doing it intentionally at the time, but he is now refusing to accept his apology.
From his side, there is an argument to suggest that he will address it when he is ready, but ultimately it appears as though the general reaction is that Love needs to forgive and move on and not allow the incident to define him as a person.
Olynyk is adamant that he didn’t to it on purpose, and he has insisted that he has tried to call Love to apologise to him.
“Oh yeah. I’m over it. I’m just trying to get healthy,” Love said, according to Cleveland.com.
Love said Olynyk has reached out multiple times and he acknowledged not returning any of his calls, and so there appears to be no olive branch that he is ready to accept just yet.
The Cavaliers star can obviously do what he thinks is best, and if that means holding a grudge then that is his choice. However, it would appear that just accepting the apology and then focusing on getting healthy would be the right way to go about things in the eyes of many others.