Tyronn Lue receiving treatment for anxiety

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After the game, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue met with the media. After Lue missed the second half of his team's victory over the Chicago Bulls at the end of a long road trip in mid-March, the Cavs announced the former National Basketball Association point guard would be taking a leave of absence from the team.

"I'm glad it wasn't anything serious", Lue told ESPN ahead of Cleveland's opening game one of the NBA Finals against Golden State here Thursday.

"Just being able to cope with it and understand that there's a lot of different people that have reached out since yesterday, I guess, and told me they experienced some of the same things". But I did have some chest pains for the last couple of years. "I love when you're able to succeed and seeing the look on guys' faces", said Lue.

According to ESPN's Brian Windhorst, coach Lue was also coughing up blood at times. "I do feel great though".

"I was playing at such a high clip when I got traded", Hood told The Undefeated. Associate Head Coach Larry Drew took over coaching duties in Lue's absence.

"I think for the first time in my career, 20 years, I had a chance to focus on me". Negative comments can get at the best of us, even NBA MVPs, and Durant might have had some nagging thoughts of himself as simply a scorer, or at least not a complete player. Stopped drinking as many Shirley Temples.


The Cavs have 48 hours to get their head back into the game because Game 2 now becomes a must-win. And I knew that I was pretty damn good and I knew I worked extremely hard, but I needed that validation from my peers and teams and GMs, people that are really into the game, to really help me feel good about myself and help me feel confident and let me know that what I was doing was working. But I love coaching. "I've realized I need to change that".

But things don't always go as planned.

On Sunday, we got a huge chunk of information about that meeting in the Hamptons thanks to The Athletic and Tim Kawakami.

"You lose a game and you feel like the world is coming down".

Lue revealed for the first time that he is being treated for anxiety in an interview with ESPN's Rachel Nichols.

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