Video: Tempers flare between LeBron James, Tyronn Lue at the bench
One may argue that LeBron James and Tyronn Lue have not had the best of player-coach relationships. On Thursday during the game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Portland Trail Blazers, believers of the said notion got more ammo to their cause after a heated moment on the Cavs’ bench.
The former four-time MVP can be seen fired up with some words for his head coach. It appeared like they were arguing about a previous play that happened on the court, and the other Cavs players can only look and listen to what they have to say against each other.
oh shittt LeBron FED UP with Ty Lue pic.twitter.com/nYYPlRCFHr
— Agent of NBA Chaos (@World_Wide_Wob) March 16, 2018
It’s unclear what specifically they were disagreeing about, but the two did not hold back and uttered words with a lot of anger. If there’s any good news though, they both remained in their seats towards the end of the heated conversation, and the situation did not escalate further.
It can also be considered as a show of their competitive nature; just two grown men wanting to do things right to win an important ball game.
However, things did not go according to plan, as the Wine and Gold ultimately lost, 113-105. James did have another strong performance, finishing with a huge double-double of 35 points and 14 rebounds, to go along with six assists, two steals, and three blocks.
These gaudy stats were not enough to earn them the victory, though. Portland extended its season-high winning streak to 11 wins now, strengthening their hold of the third place in the Western Conference with only 14 games left on their schedule.