Eye-zay-uh Thomas denies rift with Kevin Love. Reported by Marla Ridenour. Eye-zay-uh Thomas denies he has a beef with Cavaliers teammate Kevin Love. The Cavs guard said he was merely asking why Love wasn’t on the bench cheering his team mates while ill against the Oklahoma City Thunder on January twentieth and why Love didn’t practice the next day, which prompted a heated team meeting Monday that may have fractured some already fragile relationships. Speaking for the first time in a week, Thomas addressed several issues. For more on this and other stories, visit Ohio dot com or pick up the latest copy of the Akron Beacon Journal today.