LeBron James knows who his pick is for the best coach in the NBA.
James was watching the play-in game between the New Orleans Pelicans and Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night and couldn’t help but praise his former coach.
“Simply the BEST coach in the game! ARGUE with your kids not me,” James wrote on Twitter.
He wasn’t talking about Frank Vogel.
James was actually talking about Tyronn Lue, who coached James in Cleveland.
Lue was an assistant coach with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He became the team’s head coach in 2016 after replacing David Blatt. Lue led the Cavs to the championship that season and then to two more NBA Finals appearances, where they lost to the Warriors both times.
Lue was fired after an 0-6 start to the 2018-2019 season, which was the Cavs’ first season after James left for the Lakers. Lue’s presence in Cleveland obviously was not a deterrent for James.
Lue is in the middle of his second season as the Clippers’ head coach. He helped them reach the conference finals last season.