CLEVELAND (AP) — Moments after the Eastern Conference championship banner was raised by the Cavaliers for the third straight time and the obligatory postgame interviews ended, Tyronn Lue slipped quietly away.
Cleveland’s coach ducked into the shadows, his preferred location.
“I don’t like the attention,” he said.
But Lue, once a journeyman point guard who steered the Cavs to an NBA championship last season, has grown more accepting of his frontman role. He’ll again be at center stage this week as Cleveland meets Golden State in the third installment of their title trilogy.
If the unassuming, easygoing Lue had his preference, the teams would duke it out for the Larry O’Brien Trophy on…