LeBron James, Tyronn Lue meet publicly for the first time since he signed with LA
LeBron James left Tyronn Lue and the Cleveland Cavaliers this summer for the Los Angeles Lakers, but there doesn’t seem to be any hard feelings between the two guys. The two met for the first time publicly since James left, and there was nothing but love sharing an embrace and both seeming to have a good time.
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The two seemed to enjoy their time together and are actually close friends, and although Lue was shocked by the decision to sign with the Lakers, he is happy for James.
“It was a surprise. We talked, we had dialogue all summer, but I didn’t want to ask him those questions. We have a good friendship, and I respect his privacy. I respect his decision,” Lue said, via NBA TV. “We just talked about basketball, talked about the draft, things you want to get better at next season. “I didn’t expect it. When I saw, I was shocked and hurt a little bit by the decision, but like I said, we talked and he said I’m his favorite guy. He loved being coached by me,” Lue continued. “He loved the four seasons we had together, and this decision was solely on just a decision for himself and his family, and I can live with that.”
Lue probably wishes that James was still on the roster, but this might actually be the best move for his future as a coach.
He will now have an opportunity to show what he is like as a coach with James breathing down his neck. We should soon find out if he is a really good coach, or if he was carried by James.