Kevin Love on broken left hand: 'I should've drank more milk when I was little'

Michael Singer

Days after suffering a broken left hand on Tuesday in Detroit, Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love said he's still not sure when exactly it happened.

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (0) on the bench in the third quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center.

"I keep looking at the replay trying to figure out where it happened, if it happened up top, on the pass or whether it was down low with I believe, I know it was (Anthony) Tolliver and Stanley Johnson," Love said on Saturday. "It happened so fast I couldn't really tell." 

It's the third broken hand for Love, who's expected to miss eight weeks, including his second straight All-Star berth. That time frame would have him back with two weeks of the regular season remaining. 

"Frustrating, it's frustrating," he said. "It's not just All-Star, it's just missing time. It just seems like (expletive) luck. I don't know how to categorize it. I really don't.

"I should've drank more milk when I was little," he said. "I'm not endorsed by chocolate milk anymore. That was my first year here." 

The injury comes amid last week's turmoil, which ironically stemmed from a meeting where Love was reportedly called out by teammates. What's more, the Cavs had lost 12 of 19 heading into Saturday night's game vs. Houston. 

"I think we have so much time now, we're not even at the All-Star break to establish an identity," he said. "We have a track record of that in the past where it's taken us until really the last four or six weeks until the end of the season. We're hoping that's still the case with this team."