Cavaliers cancel promotion to give 20,000 arm slings to fans

CLEVELAND -- The Cavaliers canceled a plan to give away 20,000 arm slings to fans to show support for injured starting forward Kevin Love, who is out for the rest of the NBA playoffs.

Love underwent surgery last week after his left shoulder was dislocated when his arm was yanked from the socket by Boston center Kelly Olynyk in Cleveland's series-clinching win in the opening round.

The Cavs intended to hand out the slings, adorned with a sponsor's name, during their Eastern Conference semifinal series against Chicago but scrapped the idea.

A team spokesman would not comment on the giveaway. It's not known what the team plans to do with the unused slings.

The Cavs handed out small white towels for Tuesday's Game 2 against the Bulls. The team typically gives out T-shirts during the postseason.

Olynyk will serve a one-game suspension for his actions against Love.