The Cavaliers are in the midst of a tumultuous season, which includes parting way with first-year head coach John Beilein after less than 10 months, and the team currently owning the second-worst record in the NBA.
With 28 games left in the season, at least one player has taken an internal look as to why Cleveland has essentially flopped.
“We gotta do a little check on ourselves too,” five-time All-Star Kevin Love told reporters Wednesday. “We gotta look at ourselves in the mirror too. I was talking about passing that mirror test. Definitely myself — I’ve been a s–thead at some points this season.
“I let losing get the best of me and nobody likes to do that. … it’s really just looking at ourselves and finding out how we can get better. And from there, trying to put it all together.”
Love, who has been with the Cavs since 2014, has made his fair share of headlines during this season. The 31-year-old lashed out at teammate Collin Sexton in the middle of a January game and got into it with general manager Koby Altman following a shootaround as well.
Beilein was “reassigned” to different role within the organization, according to the team, following a 14-40 start to the season. The longtime college basketball coach became the third first-year NBA coach since 1990, after Jerry Tarkanian and Randy Ayers, to coach the season opener without completing the season.