‘I blacked out’: Kevin Love likens Game 7 stop on Stephen Curry to Will Ferrell, Old School

Thursday October 20th, 2016

Kevin Love has a fitting analogy for his famous Game 7 stop on Stephen Curry.

The Cavs’ power forward—the type of player Curry is known for breaking down off the dribble—was forced to switch onto Curry in the final minute of a close game, a critical possession. But Love came up with a huge stop, helping seal a title for Cleveland. 

In Lee Jenkins’s latest feature for The Crossover (The Biggest Stop Of Kevin Love's Life Wasn't This One), Love revisited the pivotal Finals moment, as well as a famous joke from the 2003 comedy Old School.

Read below.

The unanimous MVP started left, dribbled behind his back, and probed right. He threw a crossover and a step-back, the moves that singed defenders all season. “It was like in Old School when Will Ferrell is on the debate team,” Love laughs. “‘What happened? I blacked out!’ ” He stayed on Curry’s hip, his hands up and his feet down. Curry passed to Green, who passed back.

The Biggest Stop Of Kevin Love's Life? It Wasn't This One

The rest is history.

Here’s the (G-rated) moment from the R-rated movie, for reference.

Read the full story on Love, his growth, the title run and his adjustment to the Cavaliers on The Crossover.

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