Los Angeles Clippers head coach Tyronn Lue is a privileged man.
While his career in the NBA wasn’t exactly remarkable, he had the honor to share the court with two of the greatest players in the history of this game: Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant.
He played with Jordan in the later stage of his career when he was aging with the Washington Wizards and also witnessed Kobe’s ascent and rise to the top with the Los Angeles Lakers.
If that wasn’t enough, he then got the chance to coach prime LeBron James, so he knows one thing or two about greatness.
That means that he should be one of the biggest authorities when it comes to putting together his very own ranking featuring those three legends.
However, when asked about it by Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson during the “All The Smoke” podcast, the Clippers coach hilariously refused to do it and stood by his word.
Matt Barnes: “MJ, Kobe, LeBron. Rank them.”
Ty Lue: “Nope!”
He wasn’t falling for the trap 😂 pic.twitter.com/SQs6laFmmx
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) July 27, 2023
Lue didn’t fall for the trap, knowing that his words could’ve been taken out of context right away, and he held his ground while Barnes and Jackson cracked a laugh about that.
Props to Lue for not falling for it; he clearly has that L.A. media training right on point.
Nowadays, it seems like you can’t uplift one player without taking the other down, and choosing one guy as the best is automatically seen as a shot at the other, when it shouldn’t be like that.
Maybe, we’ll get an honest answer when he’s no longer a coach.NEXT: Tyronn Lue Reveals He Asked For 1 Thing From Kawhi Leonard And Paul George