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#pounditFriday, January 22, 2021

Derrick Rose says Tyronn Lue got upset at him for taking in-game bathroom break

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Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue apparently is not sympathetic to the old adage of “when you gotta go, you gotta go.”

Speaking with reporters Saturday, Cavs guard Derrick Rose said that Lue got upset at him during Friday’s win over the Indiana Pacers. Lue wanted to sub Rose in late in the game, only to find that the former MVP had taken an in-game bathroom break. Here is what Rose said, per ESPN’s Dave McMenamin:

“One of the reasons Lue got mad at me yesterday was because I was in the bathroom,” said Rose. “I didn’t know that he wanted me to come back into the game, so it was just miscommunication.

“Guys are out there for two hours straight, playing basketball for two hours, and nobody takes a bathroom break?” he added. “For real, just think about it. It blows my mind, bro. Whenever I come out of the game, I go right to the restroom, hydrate, and I’m right back into it.”

Rose actually had one of his better games of the season on Friday, finishing with 14 points on 6-for-8 shooting in just 15 minutes of action. But while it seems like the ridiculous stories out of Cleveland this season just never stop, we suppose that an in-game break is at least better than an in-season break.

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