Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love is one of the most entertaining athletes to follow on Twitter. But on Thursday night, he may have crossed the line with a tweet about Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen.
— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) June 21, 2013
Love was essentially just saying what a lot of people were thinking, but it’s not a bright idea for him to be the one to put it into words. As you may know, Birdman was banned from the NBA for two years starting in 2006 after he failed a drug test for using what are termed “drugs of abuse” by the league. While it is unclear which drug or drugs Birdman was using, we do know that amphetamines, cocaine, opiates and PCP fall under that umbrella.
Prior to getting into drugs, Birdman admitted that he had a drinking problem. He was reinstated in 2008 after serving his two-year suspension and has by all indications gotten his career back on track. His story has served as an inspiration for many people who are fighting addiction, so Love’s joke was in poor taste.
Unlike the Texas Rangers who celebrated with ginger ale a few years ago so Josh Hamilton could participate, the Miami Heat had plenty of alcohol flowing in the locker room on Thursday night. Of course, that hardly means Birdman fell off the wagon during the festivities. The only thing he’s guilty of is posing for this epic photo.Google+