LeBron James is totally committed to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Rumors that say otherwise — and there are always plenty of them — don’t make much sense when you see James’ commitment on the floor. Even when he’s not playing his commitment shines through. James sat out the Cavs-Rockets matchup on Tuesday, manning the bench in street clothes. But he was hardly in his chair, pacing the sidelines liked a caged lion and coaching the team from behind (and above) head coach Tyronn Lue. (See video below.)
The Cavs blew a big lead, eventually losing 106-100, which didn’t do much to keep James content on the bench. But if this is a sign of James’ future — and as a fierce competitor and student of the game coaching will always be attractive for him — he learned something against the Rockets. Something Tyronn Lue already knows. That it’s far easier to win if you have a LeBron James type out there on the floor. James may be good with the x’s and o’s, but there’s nothing like James the player to help a coach’s chances.
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Assistant coach LeBron. pic.twitter.com/n6fP4fuRcM
— Dan Labbe (@dan_labbe) March 30, 2016