Lue jokes about Cavs' self-coaching: People already say LeBron's in charge

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CLEVELAND, OH - FEBRUARY 3: Tyronn Lue of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts to a foul call during the first half against the Houston Rockets at Quicken Loans Arena on February 3, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio.
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The Golden State Warriors faced criticism after coach Steve Kerr allowed his players to coach themselves for stretches in a win over the Phoenix Suns on Monday.

Apparently, Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue isn't ready to deal with the same kind of criticism. Not with LeBron James around.

"I wouldn't do that," Lue said about allowing the Cavaliers to call their own plays, according to ESPN's Dave McMenamin. "They already say LeBron is coaching the team, anyway. So, if I give him the clipboard they're really going to say that."

Lue has his hands full with this newly constructed Cavaliers roster after trading away six players on the roster. Maybe a little help from James wouldn't hurt.