I Mean This In The Most Respectful Way Possible, It Would Be Fantastic If Tyronn Lue Stopped Talking
TheSportingNews- The Cavaliers coach made a shocking statement Wednesday, saying the Celtics were tougher to defend than the Warriors.
"I don't even think about (the Warriors)," Lue told reporters, via ESPN.com. "We're just focused on Boston. The stuff they're running, it's harder to defend than Golden State's [offense] for me, as far as the actions and all the running around and all the guys who are making all the plays, so it's a totally different thing."
Lue said Boston coach Brad Stevens' plays are what throws Cleveland off guard, which is what makes defending the Celtics more difficult.
"Like, they hit the post, Golden State runs splits and all that stuff, but these guys are running all kinds of s—," Lue said of Stevens' style. "I'll be like, 'F—.' They're running all kinds of s—, man. And Brad's got them moving and cutting and playing with pace, and everybody is a threat. It's tough, you know, it's tough."
Can someone do everyone a favor and shove a sock in Tyronn Lue's mouth? I know that comes across as harsh, but I swear I am just trying to protect him from himself. It's really starting to feel like every original point he offers up in a press conference is original for a reason, and that reason is that it makes him seem like less of a head coach. I suppose I didn't think he was the second coming of John Wooden when LeBron James' hand was up his ass while puppeting him to the promised land, but there's something to the saying "better to be thought of as a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt".
I don't want to make it sound like the town drunk could adequately take Tyronn Lue's place, but even the town drunk knows that coaching the greatest, most versatile basketball player on the planet is undoubtedly not "the hardest job in the NBA". He might be getting to the bottom of that bargain basement bottle of vodka, but if you wake up that bum at the back of the bar then even he could tell you he'd rather game plan for the Boston Celtics than the Golden State Warriors. Tyronn Lue might be great at X's and O's, but when it comes to thinking out loud he needs an X duct taped over the O that he keeps spewing nonsense from.
Now granted, Brad Stevens is a hell of a basketball mind and I understand the difficulties of prepping for the unknown of a team that lost it's best player. However, they pale in comparison to the difficulties of prepping for a team that has four best players, so maybe don't give that same, thin-skinned team that takes everything personal any bulletin board material. As the most statistically dominant group in the history of the NBA playoffs, I don't think they need anymore motivation to keep their undefeated streak going in attempt to redeem last year's choke job. Especially when it's coming from someone that was gifted the conductor's seat on a train that was already moving full speed ahead when David Blatt got tossed on the side of the tracks mid-championship season.