How are you liking the city of Cleveland? Kevin Love: I live downtown so I’m only a couple blocks away from where we play so it is super easy and efficient to get around. The practice facility is one of the best in the entire league. It is also a foodie town and nostalgically it kind of reminds me of Portland in a lot of ways. Except for the rain, there is a lot of snow and wind off of Lake Erie. That is fine with me though. I came from Minnesota so it wasn’t too hard to adjust.
David Kahn, the former Timberwolves president of basketball operations who neglected to give Kevin Love the five-year contract he sought in 2012 — allowing the three-time all-star to opt out of his current deal after next season and force a trade to Cleveland — has been spotted around town in Portland, Ore.
Rasheed Wallace owes more than $150,000 in unpaid property taxes. His wife submitted an electronic payment last week for $34,686 dollars but when the county went to get the funds, they were told the account is not valid. It’s possible that because an electronic payment was made, the wrong account number could have been entered by mistake. We’ve all made typos, but the taxes remain unpaid.
“Certainly I understand that it’s our team success that allowed something like that to happen,” Spoelstra said to CSNNW.com. “I’m from Oregon so that means a lot. I still feel like an Oregonian. I hope they see me as an Oregonian. I grew up there and I still support all the Oregon athletics. “It was somewhat ironic that Chip Kelly and I shared that award because he has become a friend, but I’m also a big time Oregon Ducks fan. So that was kind of cool.”
Spoelstra, 42, was raised in Portland and attended Jesuit High School and later the University of Portland where he was a four-year starter and member of the school’s 1000-point club. His most recent accomplishment was guiding the Heat to their second NBA Finals championship during the 2011-12 season. The humble Coach Spoelstra gives all the credit to his ball club.