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Tyronn Lue said this about Daryl Morey, ‘Last time he tweeted, he cost the NBA a billion dollars.’

Tyronn Lue said this about Daryl Morey, ‘Last time he tweeted, he cost the NBA a billion dollars.’

  • Clippers
  • 76ers
Mar 29
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Los Angeles Clippers head coach Tyronn Lue found himself in a rather dramatic social media standoff with the Philadelphia 76ers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey, following tweet exchanges the two made that took an interesting turn.

Lue made remarks about Joel Embiid and James Harden, saying neither is a top-10 scorer. He implied that neither would be if they weren’t getting to the free throw line so much.  

“Embiid is No. 1 from the free-throw line and James is No. 3, ” Lue said. “I think they said if you take away their free throws neither one of those guys would be in the top 10 in scoring, so it just tells you how much they’re getting to the free-throw line.”

It did not take long for Morey to make his response and sure enough, he did, by calling out the Clippers’ defeat to Philadelphia.

“Teams have trouble defending them without fouling and the Sixers have benefited from that with their two stars,” Morey said. “That’s something Lue and the Clippers learned in Friday’s Sixers win over LA on the road.”

Lue pulled out his trump card with a response that was not expected by many.

“But in response to Daryl Morey, like, should he really be tweeting anything right now,” he said. “Last time he tweeted, he cost the NBA a billion dollars. So, I don’t think he should be doing too much tweeting. Just worry about his own team.”

Lue was referring to Morey’s Hong Kong tweet at the time when he was still with the Houston Rockets. Morey’s tweet was controversial and followed by many backlashes, primarily from China.

The League’s Chinese business counterpart pulled out of their business activity in Houston and forced the NBA to halt its expansion to the Chinese market. The tweet cost Morey his job in Houston as he decided to step down from the GM position afterward.

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