Tyronn Lue Was Shocked When Finding Out LeBron Joined The Lakers

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Tyronn Lue Was Shocked When Finding Out LeBron Joined The Lakers


Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue and LeBron James have had a very successful couple of years. They won an NBA Championship and made the Finals another two times.

But the LeBron era in Cleveland has come to an end after he signed a four-year, $154 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.

During the Cavaliers’ first summer league game in Vegas, Lue joined the commentators for a little interview. The LeBron question obviously was inevitable and coach Lue admitted that the news surprised him. While it also hurt a bit, he mostly respects James’ decision, who he shares a great friendship with.


“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. 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. 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.”


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