Make Sure Tyronn Lue Never Leaves
It was no secret this season the LeBron James and David Blatt didn’t always see eye-to-eye. Marc Stein reported on blatant disrespect that LeBron was throwing in Blatt’s direction during the NBA Finals, which seemed to suggest he’d want a coaching change before returning.
That’s not the case though, as David Blatt is the perfect head coach for King James to push around and use as his puppet. It’s assistant coach Tyronn Lue who needs to be around to keep the peace and act as de facto head coach. Everyone knows that LeBron runs the show, but Lue is a guy the players respect, probably a lot more than they do Blatt.
Together, Blatt and Lue form a tandem that gives LeBron both the support he needs and the facade required to make it look like an actual coaching staff exists. Luke is the linchpin to making the LeBron-Blatt relationship work, and he needs to be kept around for the duration of it’s existence.
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