Kevin Love was minding his own business Wednesday night before the game against the Celtics, working on his 3-point stroke in preparation for the much-anticipated matchup.
During the pregame warmups a scene drew a lot of attention on social media – both for the embarrassing nature of the event and the immediate reaction from J.R. Smith.
While shooting a jumper before the game, Cleveland forward Kevin Love took a basketball straight to the face, caught him off guard and falls to the floor as JR rushes into action attempting to revive Kevin Love with CPR, fortunately, he survived that horrible accident and Love was still able to play on the game afterwards.
JR Smith saved Kevin Love's life last night. pic.twitter.com/q27ffab5ZH
— HoopsHype (@hoopshype) April 6, 2017
Love’s face was clearly OK, and Smith’s reaction was perfect, so it naturally drew a big response on Twitter, as fans commented on the bromance between Love and Smith. Love’s reaction to the moment is priceless, and J.R. Smith coming to his rescue, performing CPR, completes the moment.
Some of the best tweets about Love’s embarrassing pregame moment can be seen below, complete with a side-by-side comparison to the time LeBron James was hit in the face with a basketball earlier this season:
Relationship Goals pic.twitter.com/XRLDZwUNuY
— John (@JohnHillbery) April 6, 2017
Find someone like JR Smith that looks at you the same way as he does at Kevin Love. pic.twitter.com/dVa3zV2euG
— Suraj (Karan) Kapoor (@surajballe12) April 6, 2017
LeBron James ve Kevin Love 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/dB7zM4xTuj
— NBA Günlükleri (@NBAGunlukleri) April 6, 2017
Kevin love getting hit in the face and then JR smith catching him I like a weird scene in a fan fiction I'd write
— trash panda (@corihealey) April 6, 2017
I can't stop watching the video of Kevin Love getting hit with a ball and JR Smith pretending to give him CPR 😂 FOOLS
— Karen (@CaptainBonJovi) April 7, 2017
I'd watch a show with Kevin Love and JR smith
— It's Damn True! (@SlyPayne) April 6, 2017
With all due respect to Kevin Love, this is still the GOAT. pic.twitter.com/kd4ISjopzz
— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) April 6, 2017
Nothing like a little messing around before a big game. Even fans had some fun with the sequence.