“The Timberwolves’ two-time All-Star along with starting small forward Andrei Kirilenko missed Saturday’s preseason return to Target Center — an 82-75 victory over the Chicago Bulls — because of a suddenly sore right elbow.
Love didn’t bang it or hyperextend it while playing only the first quarter Friday in Indianapolis. No, he instead slept with his right arm extended off his bed all night Friday and when he awoke Saturday morning, he said he could barely lift a basketball.”
‘I couldn’t shoot it 10 feet,’ he said.”
Laugh all you want, but this here is some serious shit. Yours truly once dislocated his shoulder while sleeping, something that eventually contributed to a torn labrum and partly torn bicep. The injury prevented me from duly dominating the Long Island Badminton circuit during my senior year in HIgh School, as I lost in the individual county championship quarterfinals to this dude named “The Hermanator” (Dude had a jacket with the name and everything. I too, briefly wondered whether he would've been the perfect 80's villain had he been born twenty years earlier). All of this is entirely true, particularly the portions about me playing badminton and high school, tearing my shoulder, and losing to some guy with a jacket that read “The Hermanator.”
Kevin Love should be fine though, as he's only playing in the NBA. Much less formidable talent than on the Badminton Court.