But this isn’t about any plays or speeches. The ploy that the 2016 champion coach took copied from the 2008 titlist literally went beyond basketball as it involved every member of the Cavaliers organization, from Dan Gilbert down to every single team staff members.
Lue took $100 from each of those individual and stashed them somewhere in the coaches’ dressing room in Oracle Arena. They were going to return, take the money, and bring home the title. They did just that.
“I’m still looking for my money. I didn’t get mine back,” James said.
After securing a three-year deal for $100 million, the Cavaliers’ superstar probably won’t mind the hundred bucks Lue owes him. However, rumor has it he is pretty stingy about how he spends his money. In an interview last month, his best friend Dwyane Wade said