UPDATE 4:30 p.m.: The NBA front office has laid down the law on the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors following Friday night's Game 4 of the NBA Finals. After the league decided to suspend Warriors forward/center Draymond Green for Game 5, the latest punishment has gone to the Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue.
According to ESPN's Rachel Nichols, Lue has been fined $25,000 by the league for his comments about the officiating "never" going in LeBron James' favor during games.
The fine issued to Green stems from an altercation with LeBron James during Game 4.
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Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue let his true feelings loose after his team's Game 4 loss to the Warriors Friday night. The Cavs head coach spoke about his frustrations with the officiating and explained why he feels King James "never gets calls" in his favor after the game, according to Fox Sports.
He never gets calls. I mean, he attacks. He’s one of the most — outside of Russell Westbrook, he’s one of the guys that attacks the paint every single play. And he doesn’t get a fair whistle all the time because of his strength and because of his power and guys bounce off of him. But those are still fouls and we weren’t able to get them. But we’ve got to play through officiating.
Perhaps Lue was exaggerating the fact that LeBron didn't get this call in his favor on Friday night. Plus, there are many people out there, like Stan Van Gundy, who'd disagree with Lue. Although both would probably agree that the officiating has been horrendous in the playoffs this year. But with the Finals now at 3-1, and the Cavs looking at elimination, would a statement from Lue really be an objective take on the refs? Or is he just whining because LeBron and crew can't find a way to beat the Dubs?
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