It's pretty safe to say that when you think of the greatest players of all time, Tyronn Lue's name isn't exactly the first to pop out. Chances are that most casual NBA fans didn't even know that Tyronn Lue used to play in the league before being the coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
In fact, Lue's biggest highlight in the NBA was that iconic step-over by Allen Iverson in the NBA Finals. Throughout his career, he averaged 8.5 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game and couldn't settle on one franchise, playing for the Lakers, Wizards, Magic, Rockets, Hawks, Mavericks, and Bucks.
However, Tyronn Lue will likely be pictured next to some of the greatest players of all time more often than not, as he's been surrounded by greatness throughout his entire career, either as a player or as a coach. With that in mind, we'll show you the All Tyronn Lue 1st, 2nd, and 3rd team:
Honorable Mentions: Josh Smith, Rip Hamilton, Kevin Love, Glen Rice, Paul George, Al Harrington, Hedo Turkoglu, Jason Terry, Rashard Lewis, Jawan Howard, Tony Delk, Jason Kidd.
All-Tyronn Lue 1st-Team
Well, this team would likely go 82-0 if you ask me, as it features arguably the three greatest players of all time, the most dominant center in basketball history, and one of the most dominant two-way players to ever do it. That's just scary.
Tyronn Lue played with Michael Jordan during his stint with the Washington Wizards and made it to the NBA Finals side by side with Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal while he was with the Los Angeles Lakers. He coached LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers during his historical title run in 2016, and will now coach Kawhi Leonard with the Los Angeles Clippers.
All-Tyronn Lue 2nd-Team
This is another impressive lineup and it's pretty much flawless. It features strong balance, Hall of Famers, and could even be a better offensive lineup than the All- Tyronn Lue 1st-team given the kinds of explosive scorers it features at both guard spots.
Lue shared the court with Dirk Nowitzki when he played for the Dallas Mavericks, while also joining forces with Joe Johnson, Dwight Howard, and Tracy McGrady when he was a part of the Atlanta Hawks, Orlando Magic, and Houston Rockets, respectively. Notably, he coached Kyrie Irving in that 2016 title as well with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
All-Tyronn Lue 3rd-Team
While this lineup may not be as star-studded as the first two, this could be the toughest team to get by when they were all in their prime. And I'm not talking about talent but about how much of a fierce competitor every single one of these guys was. They were all alpha dogs and weren't going to be bullied around.
Tyronn Lue played with Jerry Stackhouse in the Washington Wizards and then with Michael Redd in the Milwaukee Bucks when he was one of the most underrated scorers ever. He also joined forces with Josh Howard during his stint with the Dallas Mavericks and played with Antoine Walker and Yao Ming when he played for the Atlanta Hawks and Houston Rockets, respectively. That's some helluva company.