Wait, did I miss something? Did David Blatt quit unceremoniously at halftime, or was he fired -seemingly out of nowhere- in the middle of the season? Why exactly did the Cavaliers brand new head coach attempt to soil the reputation of his predecessor as he was slowly slunking out of the building? Don't get me wrong, I have no doubt that Tyronn Lue will do a better job coaching Cleveland than his disgraced former supervisor. It would be hard for him not to. In fact, if he implements even one single change on his own accord then he will have likely already done more for his team than David Blatt ever did.
That's because David Blatt was hardly a head coach. I mean, technically he was by job title, but not by job description. He was essentially just a figurehead -or more accurately- a scapegoat for LeBron James. Let's be real, the 'King' was the one calling the shots form atop his throne. David Blatt was originally hired to coach the Cleveland Cavaliers, but that was before the savior made his triumphant return. Once LeBron came back to his hometown David Blatt's responsibilities changed drastically. That's why it is unfair for Tyronn Lue to criticize the job he did from the bench. Ninety percent of what he was being paid to do didn't involve picking sets to run or rotations to utilize. It involved staying out of the way of one of the most high maintenance superstars in the NBA, and taking the brunt of the criticism when it was warranted. Tyronn Lue might very well do a better job than David Blatt, but that is dependent on LeBron James decision to let him do so. No need to spit in the man's cup when he's already drinking his tears. Seriously, haven't Jews already had to endure enough unjustified persecution?
So so wrong, but apparently incredibly accurate...