Tyronn Lue helped the Cleveland Cavaliers overcome a 3-1 deficit in the NBA Finals to dethrone the Golden State Warriors in June. On Tuesday, Lue and the Cavs received their championship rings.
Coach Tyronn Lue, who took over the Cavs midway through last season, shared a story with The Associated Press of what it meant to a pair of fans he met after Cleveland won the title. The father and son approached Lue as he had dinner in Las Vegas.
Lue said the man told him, "You don't understand how much this means to the city of Cleveland. My dad is not alive but he supported all three sports every year. It's so sad he's not here to see this. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart.
"Then he broke down and started crying," Lue said. "That was one of the best moments I experienced this summer."
During the playoffs, Lue became the first head coach in league history to win his first 10 postseason games. He also became the fourth-youngest head coach to win an NBA title and the third to win a championship after taking over a team mid-season, joining Pat Riley (2006 and 1982) and Paul Westhead (1980).
via The Associated Press