The past few weeks for Kevin Love may have been awkward, since he publicly declared Russell Westbrook as his MVP pick, even though his teammate LeBron James was also in the MVP conversation. Here is what Love said on ESPN:
I would just say because of time spent on the court, you know Bron took those few games off and those couple of weeks off. … They’re both having MVP-type seasons, but I’m going to go with Russell Westbrook because every single night you’re looking at his stat sheet, they’re fighting for a playoff spot even with Serge Ibaka going down now, Kevin Durant potentially being out the rest of the year and [Westbrook] still going out there and really fighting for his team and them winning and fighting for that seventh and eighth spot in the playoffs. I think Russ is arguably having the better season.
When LeBron was asked who was his MVP pick, he jokingly said “Kevin Love” – and the entire group of reporters bursted out laughing
— Daryl Ruiter (@RuiterWrongFAN) April 15, 2015