Skip to main content

Tyronn Lue Says LeBron James Won't Have Any "Rest" Games

Lue-and-LeBron

One of the strategies we’ve seen employed in recent years by teams with superstars is that coaches are opting to rest players every now and again to keep them fresh for the long haul. LeBron James has not missed one Cleveland Cavaliers game this season. At age 33 in his 15th NBA season, LeBron is fourth in the league in total minutes played, third in the league in minutes per game at 37, and is top 10 in the NBA in usage rate.

Based on what Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue said on this topic, that’s not about to change, either.

“I just think being the leader of this team, I don’t think he thinks he can take games off, because, you know, guys being hurt and going through a rough patch, and now new guys coming in,” Lue said before the Cavs’ 112-89 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday, per ESPN’s Dave McMenamin. “So, I think he’s trying to lead and lead by example … I think we still got to be smart about the situation, but [the training staff] say he feels good.”

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

LeBron said this last month and things have not changed.

“I told you I want to play every game,” James said. “If my health continues as it is right now, then that’s what it is.”

At some point, logic dictates that James will have to slow down. After all, including all the international play he’s put in the past decade, he’s played more basketball than pretty much anyone on the face of planet Earth. At this point, however, his fitness, stamina, and desire to be the best keeps driving him to grind through it all.

And now that Cleveland is back in business with a revamped roster that looks capable of winning the east, James will likely only grind all the harder through the end of this season

Steph Curry and Draymond Green predicted the Warriors will be back in the NBA Finals

Draymond Green and Steph Curry predicted that the Golden State Warriors will again be in the NBA Finals: "Don't want to see us next year"

We look back at the predictions Green and Curry made over a year ago when everyone thought the Warriors are finally done

I do think if I played in 2022 I would do well” - Muggsy Bogues believes he could succeed in the modern NBA

“I do think if I played in 2022 I would do well” - Muggsy Bogues believes he could succeed in the modern NBA

Bogues found a way to make a name for himself in the NBA during the 1990s, but would he have been as successful in the modern era of the NBA?

Giannis makes it clear why L.A. might not be the right place for him

Giannis Antetokounmpo on why L.A. is not the right place for him: "This city's not for me."

Giannis thinks Los Angeles is no the right city for him after visiting an expensive restaurant

dennis-rodman-madonna-min

Dennis Rodman on his first night with Madonna: "I wasn't the only one there!"

Rodman also once revealed Madonna offered him $20 million to get her pregnant. What a crazy relationship!

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade

That time the NBA banned Dwyane Wade's migraine goggles

The NBA cited a rather odd reason for banning the tinted goggles.

slava-medvenko-min

Former Laker and two-time champion talks about his experience fighting for Ukraine versus Russian invaders

Switching from an NBA court to a battlefield seems like a movie script, but that is the reality for the former NBA player.

Arizona Wildcats guard Steve Kerr

"Where's your dad?" - when hecklers trash-talked Steve Kerr four years after his father's assassination

Steve Kerr gave the performance of his life to shut up the spineless hecklers.