LeBron James is hellbent to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers back to the NBA Finals...even if it means coaching the squad his damn self.
During a timeout in Game 4 of the Cavs' playoff series with the Detroit Pistons on Sunday, King James held court in front of Cleveland's bench, barking out instructions to teammates Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson and J.R. Smith.
Hey, whatever he was saying must have worked, as the Cavs pulled out a 100-98 victory to complete the sweep of the Pistons and advance to the second round of the playoffs. It's funny because Cavs coach Tyronn Lue is nowhere to be seen in this clip.
Oddly enough, this isn't the first time that LeBron has drowned out his coach to offer his teammates instructions of his own. James has given former Cavs coach David Blatt the same treatment.
When LeBron steps in and coaches his team, is he simply being a leader or a control freak?
Honestly, it's probably a little bit of both. Part of the reason that the Cavaliers fired Blatt this past January was that he didn't have a voice with the team. James claimed he hated being called a coach killer amidst rumored reports that he was responsible for the organization axing Blatt.
The rumors also swirled around James handpicking Lue as Blatt's replacement. Well, if that's so, it looks like King James is going to override him, too, step in and call the shots whenever he feels like it's warranted.
Tyronn must have been standing there with his clipboard like TF? Hey, but he has to hold that feeling.
LeBron just isn't any ordinary NBA baller.
The Cavs will meet the winner of the Atlanta Hawks-Boston Celtics' series next. Let's see if Bron does any coaching then. Fall back, Tyronn.
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