Ty Lue is no stranger to speaking openly and honestly about his players.
It was more of the same this week, following his team’s big victory over the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers.
Lue went into great detail about how Kawhi Leonard’s current minutes situation is messing up his squad’s flow, but that wasn’t the only interesting commentary he offered.
As noted by Farbod Esnaashari of SI Now, Lue sees some notable similarities between his two biggest stars and Kobe Bryant, and he wasn’t shy to share.
Ty Lue on similarities Kawhi Leonard & Paul George have with Kobe Bryant:
“I think with Kawhi, just the mid range. With PG just the build and athleticism… Couple things are the same, but there’s a lot of differences as well.”
— Farbod Esnaashari (@Farbod_E) May 7, 2021
“I think with Kawhi, just the mid range,” he said.
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— Game 7 (@game7__) January 7, 2021
“With PG just the build and athleticism… Couple things are the same, but there’s a lot of differences as well.”
George has been the subject of a lot of criticism and has a tendency to irritate both players and fans.
As such, him being compared to a beloved great like Bryant earned some pushback from various circles.
That said – it’s easy to see what point Lue was trying to make and it really isn’t that big of a deal at all.
Jennifer Withers Hoey is a former Business Development Manager who transitioned to writing about sports. With valuable connections all over the West Coast, she has used those contacts to break some of the most interesting stories pertaining to the Portland Trail Blazers, Oregon Ducks, LA Lakers, LA Clippers, Seattle Supersonics (RIP), and more.