Video: LeBron James Shows Tyronn Lue How to Coach But Cavaliers Get Blown Out, Again

It would be easy—too easy, maybe—to view the Cleveland Cavaliers’ blowout loss to the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre on Thursday night as a change in ruling dynasties in the Eastern Conference.

Sure, the Raptors embarrassed the Cavaliers 133-99 without Kyle Lowry and with DeMar DeRozan held to 13 points. Toronto looked quicker, stronger and readier to put in the effort needed to win NBA games than the veteran Cavaliers. They won’t need reminding, though, that Cleveland has dumped them from the playoffs in each of the last two seasons. The Cavaliers’ regular-season play has gone in patches of mediocrity and stretches of brilliance so far, but there is still the sense that they are just waiting to explode in the postseason.

Still, no proud franchise or player is going to be okay with being blown out on a nightly basis. The Ringer’s Zachary Kram pointed out that this is the first time in James’s career that he’s lost two games in a row by more than 25 points.

 

 

“We’re in a funk,” James told ESPN after the game. “Once again, we’re back to the beginning of the season. “We’ve just got to find a way out of it. It’s got to start with us, everybody getting back to what we were doing. We were playing good ball.”

In a video posted by EuroHoops from Thursday night’s game James, not Tyronn Lue, looks like the Cavaliers’ head coach. He’s seen standing in the middle of the huddle, remonstrating with Lue while luminaries like Kevin Love and Dwyane Wade look on.

Clearly, the Cavaliers have problems especially on defense. Those may not be solved by James coaching the team, though. You can watch the video below.

 

 

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