Cavaliers, LeBron James react to firing of coach Tyronn Lue

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.”

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: 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

#ThankYou from 3 straight finals an a chip to this! 🤦🏾‍♂️ Always love!

A post shared by JR Smith (@teamswish) on Oct 28, 2018 at 8:28am PDT

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thanks coach for everything.

A post shared by Channing Frye (@channingfrye) on Oct 28, 2018 at 8:35am PDT