Cleveland Cavaliers

Rest assured, Cavaliers sitting the Big 3 sparked an outcry on Twitter (poll)

CLEVELAND, Ohio — When Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue announced following Tuesday’s game against Memphis that the Cavs Big 3 of LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving would sit out Wednesday’s second game of the home-and-home series with the Grizzlies, fans everywhere (mostly outside Ohio) reacted about as calmly as you would expect.

Front office OK with resting LeBron, Love and Kyrie

The move is not without precedent. San Antonio Spurs coach Greg Popovich infamously rested his aging star players several times during the last few seasons, drawing similar ire and in some cases league fines.

Is Tyronn Lue justified in sitting the Big 3 in Memphis?

James, Lue and the Cavaliers appear indifferent to the outcries from Memphis fans who purchased tickets for the game expecting to see Cleveland’s All-Star trio on the court.

But the bigger pictures is what appears to be in play here for Lue and the Cavaliers.

So here’s the question we are asking fans: What is the most valid and sound reason for resting three superstar players all at once?

Vote in the poll and then back up your vote in the comment section below.


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