FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2015, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love talks with a teammate during an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Cleveland. The surging Cleveland Cavaliers visit Minnesota on Saturday for the first time since they acquired Kevin Love from the Timberwolves in the summer blockbuster deal. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2015, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love talks with a teammate during an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Cleveland. The surging Cleveland Cavaliers visit Minnesota on Saturday for the first time since they acquired Kevin Love from the Timberwolves in the summer blockbuster deal.  (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
In this Jan. 28, 2015, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kevin Love talks with a teammate during an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

Kevin Ding, BLEACHER REPORT

CLEVELAND (BleacherReport.com)— For everything that didn’t happen for Kevin Love in Minnesota, starting and ending with the lack of winning, most people remained believers.

In Boston, they believed he could soak up the Celtics’ winning mystique and lunch-pail history, and be like Larry Bird. Lakers fans figured his affection for L.A. would mean his best behavior to learn from Kobe Bryant.

Love instead landed in Cleveland.

And now we are seeing LeBron James wisely waiting no longer to make clear that Love doesn’t understand the ways of winners—and make clearer that he’d better start seizing the opportunity to learn from James.

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