Tyronn Lue only person who played with Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and coaching LeBron James
Tyronn Lue is currently the head coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Regardless of the Cavaliers’ recent struggles earlier this season, the fact remains the same: the 40-year old head coach has had a storied career in the NBA, winning two championships with the Lakers in 2000 and 2001.
He has also won a championship as a coach in 2016 after leading the Cavaliers to a surprising comeback victory over the Golden State Warriors. Interestingly, in a radio appearance, Jordan Clarkson reflected on his time playing with both LeBron James and Kobe Bryant, citing the differences in their leadership styles.
“During my rookie year, Kob was always on me. Get in the gym early with him, getting shots and stuff like that. When we got on the court, he was not as vocal as LeBron is in terms of being with everybody and encouraging and stuff. Kob had his own way of encouraging guys. But it was something similar.”
“Two different styles of leadership. LeBron, very encouraging, bringing everybody along, and Kobe, he’s testing you, seeing what you gonna give him. If he gonna get at you, he gonna scream at you, he gonna cuss, he gonna do whatever it is. He had his own way of leading guys as well. It’s two different sides. I’m just blessed to see both of them.”
Clarkson isn’t the only one who had been with both legends. Lue won two championships with Bryant, and he is the current coach of James. Lue also played with Michael Jordan from 2001-2003, making him the only person in league history to play with all three legends, who are revered as the best players in league history.
Accustomed to seeing greatness, Lue is hoping to lead the Cavaliers to another NBA title this June with James on his side.