The news of the Cavaliers firing Tyronn Lue came as a surprise early into the 2018-19 season as Cleveland got off to an 0-6 start — and apparently many of the players are upset by the situation.
According to The Athletic, citing unidentified sources: “The players are ‘pissed.’ Lue’s a player’s coach who is partial to veterans, and his partiality toward them may have played a role in his dismissal.”
Cavs’ players are ‘pissed’ over Lue’s firing, sources tell me. You’re seeing it play out on social media. https://t.co/l4ORmbUHPg
— Joe Vardon (@joevardon) October 28, 2018
Though the players aren’t happy with Cleveland’s decision, several took to social media to express their gratitude for the 41-year-old coach — including former Cavaliers great LeBron James.
Take a look at some of the reactions:
T Lue thanks for the memories and more importantly our partnership bringing a 🏆 to that deserved city/fan base. U know how to find me 🙏🏾
— LeBron James (@KingJames) October 28, 2018