On Thursday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers fell 113-105 to the Portland Trail Blazers, who are suddenly the hottest team in the NBA. Portland has now won 11 games in a row.
The Cavs, meanwhile, remain up and down. One night they look amazing, the next mediocre. They're currently sitting at No. 4 in the Eastern Conference standings, but they're only half a game ahead of the Wizards and 1.5 games ahead of the Sixers, who have an easy schedule down the stretch.
It's been a frustrating season for Cleveland and its leader LeBron James and those frustrations have come to a head several times. One of those moments seemed to occur Thursday night, as LeBron and head coach Tyronn Lue had a heated exchange on the bench.
LeBron and Lue 😳 pic.twitter.com/gh3W3tmYVO— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 16, 2018
This resulted in a ton of fans making the same joke.
Ty Lue better calm down. Lebron James would have him not have a job by tomorrow. https://t.co/phaWrspLND— Jonathan Robertson 🕊 (@_RobertsonKidd) March 16, 2018
Head Coach LeBron James Chews out Ty Lue https://t.co/H4VXVxK8Jb— Jacob (@j_samorano) March 16, 2018
Head coach LeBron James lecturing assistant coach Ty Lue https://t.co/UIZxZVoGyh— bin (@Swag_Nation__) March 16, 2018
LeBron played 41 minutes Thursday and racked up 35 points. He added 14 rebounds, six assists, three blocks, two steals, and one crazy dunk in defeat.