LeBron James to limit Tyronn Lue’s minutes in Game 6
After a disastrous decision in Game 5, Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James will limit Tyronn Lue’s minutes in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
For those unaware, after averaging 13 points on 65 percent shooting in Games 2-4 of the series, Kyle Korver played only 19 minutes in Cleveland’s Game 5 loss. Of relevant note, half of those whopping 19 minutes came when the Cavs trailed by as many as 21 points in the fourth quarter.
That’s right. Kyle Korver was getting his in scrub time.
Lue claimed he had his reasons. He said as much after the game:
Celtics coach Brad Stevens “has been putting [Semi] Ojeleye in, so that’s been kind of Kyle’s matchup when he comes in the game. He didn’t play him tonight, so it kind of threw us for a loop. But we got Bron out with two-and-a-half minutes, and at the start of the fourth he wasn’t ready to go. The same thing happened I think Game 1 or 2; I can’t remember.”
LeBron James is unhappy about his friend — and Ashton Kutcher cosplay fanatic — not seeing enough time on the hardwood because… Semi bleeping Ojeleye. In turn, he has informed his head coach that he will only be allowed to coach 12 minutes in Game 6.
That is a full four minutes less than the 16 LeBron normally allots Lue.
James, who already coaches all the minutes save for those 16 usually reserved for Lue, will pick up that four-minute slack. No big deal, James told The Choke intern Justin:
“Justin, I am already the real GM, head coach and owner of the Cavs anyway.”
Lue was hiding behind a shopping cart during Justin’s interview with James. He appeared to be happy that LeBron did not hurl him under the bus.
“I mean, I would (hurl him under the bus).” James said. “Then again, I haven’t found a bus moving fast enough yet.
Someone please keep Tyronn Lue away from buses for the foreseeable future. I worry about him.