"Listen, I f--ked up,” he said. I showed my actions on a national level. That was childish of me."
Love, 31, said he was acting more like a 13 year old in recent weeks. The 5-time All-Star was fined $1,000 by the Cavaliers for slapping a chair repeatedly and yelling during a blowout loss to the Raptors on Dec. 31.
“I had heard about everything about 10 minutes before (the game),” Love said. “I didn’t know who it came from. It didn’t come from me. There wasn’t anything that happened at shootaround that warranted something like that.
"It was a 2 out of 10," he said when describing the argument with Altman.
"I don't care if I'm here for five more months or five more weeks, I'm going to try to do my best by these guys (teammates) and by the coaching staff,” he said.
“I’ve always wanted to be here,” Love said. “Obviously, I don’t know what the next few weeks are going to hold and this has been a frustrating situation. I know that this is a team that’s rebuilding and wants to go young.”
Love understands that he doesn't fit in the Cavs' long-term plans. He didn't rip the organization for the direction they decided to go in when asked about the rebuild. Instead, he provided context to a topic that has made the rounds in recent days.
"I got hurt last year. A number of guys went down" Love said. "There's things that he can't control and the front office can't control. I think you have to see all sides of it.
"Seeing things in the entirety when things are bad. When things are not at a place where you want them to be can be super hard."
Who knows how long Love will be a member of the Cavaliers' organization, but it looks like he wants to end things as amicably as possible.