LeBron James, Ty Lue have tense exchange
LeBron James and Ty Lue had a tense exchange late in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ game at Portland on Thursday night.
As James was on the bench, he looked over Lue’s way and the two had words for each other:
Coach LeBron putting Ty Lue in his place pic.twitter.com/VY73Yz7uhS
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) March 16, 2018
The Vertical’s Chris Mannix says Lue had issues with James’ shot selection, leading to the exchange. Apparently the two also traded words on consecutive possessions prior to it continuing on the bench.
Ty Lue and LeBron exchanged words on back-to-back possessions. Now going back and forth on the bench. Lue didn't love James's shot selection.
— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixYS) March 16, 2018
Lue better be careful. After all, he should be forewarned that he was yelling at the Cavaliers’ head coach.
— Quenton S. Albertie (GQ) (@quentonalbertie) March 16, 2018
We’ve seen James get animated in a team huddle this season, but this was a one-on-one matter between him and Lue, which is more sensitive.