Tyronn Lue has become a lightning rod for NBA criticism. From his nervous coaching job to his lack of communication with his players, the former Cavaliers star has become the league’s perfect foil. That is, until this week. Lue was coaching LA Clippers at halftime of Monday’s game when he forgot that he was the head coach. The Clippers coach forgot the words to the team’s pre-game huddle and even forgot what time the game was.
In a move that went unseen by most NBA fans, the Cleveland Cavaliers fired head coach Tyronn Lue over the weekend. As is customary in the high stakes world of professional basketball, Lue’s dismissal was met with jokes and mockery from the players and fans.
In the middle of the NBA playoffs, the Los Angeles Clippers were eliminated from contention. This was a shock to many, including Los Angeles fans, since the Clippers were a legitimate contender in the Western Conference. In fact, the Clippers were within one win of advancing to the NBA Finals last year. However, during the playoffs, the Clippers’ head coach, Tyronn Lue, forgot that he was the head coach of the Clippers.
Tyronn Lue and his Los Angeles Clippers won Game 1 of the series against the Dallas Mavericks. After a 2-0 defeat at home, the Clips traveled to Dallas to try to turn things around and put pressure on the Mavs. Against all odds, they overcame a 19-point deficit in the first quarter to beat Luka Doncic and co. 118-108. Liu and his team overcame this disadvantage and kept their hopes alive. However, Liu played in a very curious time with less than three minutes remaining in the match.
The 2016 NBA champion had apparently forgotten that he was coaching the Clippers, so Marcus Morris and his coaching staff had to remind him that he had a request. Morris shot the ball outside the bounds, and everyone but Liu gasped at the decision. His assistants had to remind him that he had two more timeouts to contest a foul.
The Clips lost the challenge and won anyway, but Liu provided the fans with a very funny moment. Of course, they didn’t let this go unnoticed and started harassing the coach. Some said he was thinking back to the good old days with LeBron James, while others offered good alternatives to what he was thinking at the time. It will probably go like this: I only take orders from LeBron. He literally thought he was just a fan on the sidelines. Ty Liu was never the head coach, he was just LeBron’s assistant.
Ty was like that: Why is everyone yelling at me? Lol He’s probably still wondering how he got the head coaching job with the Clippers. ….. Sh****t, don’t look at me, source coach. Rondo is the right coach. Liu is probably thinking about what’s new on Netflix. He was waiting for LeBron to tell him what to do. Did he cross his arms like I’d turned the stove off? That’s what happens when Iverson steps up to you. Tai Liu thought that he would become invisible if he barely moved.
JR Smith vibes ☠️ Allen Iverson is proud of it: He’s still embarrassed by my faux pas two decades later. I think he didn’t want to contest because he knew it was a clear violation. He had to take a timeout for a foul call. Ty Liu remembers the good old days when LeBron coached the team and made all the personnel decisions for him while cashing the check. Ty didn’t act like a rookie, I really liked that. He knew there was nothing to see here, and he thought Morris was exaggerating, given the way his entire team had reacted. It was embarrassing for the whole team, and Lou was actually as cool as could be, and I loved it. It shows he’s been through it all. Tai Liu knew it was a foul and did not want to contest it, he lost a timeout, they lead by 11…..
He said, sit down, you’re fouled out, we have the game. Staff: Coach, we need a challenge. Coach: What? Staff: We need a challenge. Coach: What’s the challenge? Staff: Replay Center Coach: Judge, we need a call center. The brother fainted for a moment. LeBron: Yeah, I’ve seen that before. We lost. It’s him: Where’s the doctor? Why are you yelling at me, I’m an intern ….. Oh yeah, he’s already gone, lol. The Clippers play tonight at 9:30. ET picks up the action and tries to return to Los Angeles with a tie in the series. They showed a lot of courage in Game 3, but Luka Doncic is still showing that he wants to win this series at all costs. This series has everything in it to be the best of this round. However, the Clippers need to remind everyone that they are one of the best teams in the West and win this game against a tough opponent.