During the Cleveland Cavaliers’ game against the Portland Trail Blazers, LeBron James gets heated at head coach Tyronn Lue on the bench.
According to Yahoo’s Chris Mannix, James and his coach actually went at it while James was still on the court and then continued their debate on the bench. Lue, Mannix says, was unhappy with James’s shot selection.
James finished with 35 points on 15-of-25 shooting (how bad could his shot selection have been with those numbers?), 14 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals and 3 blocks, but he also had six turnovers, including a costly one with 2:20 left, and missed a layup with 32 seconds left and the Cavaliers down only five points.
LeBron and Lue having a frank exchange of ideas on the bench 😮 pic.twitter.com/2xzFk1zpWT
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The loss sent Cleveland to fourth place in the Eastern Conference, a half-game back of the Pacers, just a half-game ahead of the Wizards and only 1.5 games ahead of the 76ers. LeBron is just making sure he has a reason to leave for the Lakers.
LeBron James did throw what might be his best dunk of the season, an epic posterizer of Portland Trail Blazers big man Jusuf Nurkic. So there’s that, not all bad last night.