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Tyronn Lue says the biggest issue when coaching LeBron James is the outside noise

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On Monday, LeBron James officially signed a four-year, $153.3 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, ending his time at the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second time in his career.

The four-time MVP winner now goes from being coached by Tyronn Lue at the Cavaliers, to being coached by Luke Walton at the Lakers, who was in the same draft class as James back in 2003.

When it comes to coaching LeBron though, the Cavaliers head coach has said the Lakers head coach has nothing to worry about.

Outside Noise

Lue revealed to Walton that the biggest issue he will have to deal with when coaching LeBron at the Lakers is the outside noise which he brings with him for being LeBron.

He said, via Bill Oram of The Athletic: "I just told him about Bron, how easy he is. You've got to ask Luke about the stuff we talked about—I don't want to put that out there—but just [that] Bron's easy, man. It’s not what it seems.

"If he has a problem or disagrees with you, he's going to talk to you. He's not going to make a big scene or blow up. Occasionally you see him [upset] on the bench, but ... people blow it out of proportion, like it's something crazy. ... It's just the surrounding s--t that they try to make it hard."

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Lue continued: "If he happens to wear a different shoestring, it's, 'What's wrong with Bron?' If he happens to wear a different wristband, 'What's wrong with Bron?' It's always a story."

The Cavaliers head coach promised the Lakers head coach that the one thing the four-time MVP winner won't do is cuss you out.

He said: "I mean, [he] never cussed a coach out. Never. Sometimes there will be disagreements—that's just part of the game—but he's respectful, does things the right way."

The four-time MVP winner has played in the past eight NBA Finals with the Heat and the Cavs, winning three titles during that period.

This is something which the Lakers will be hoping LeBron is able to replicate with them, as the franchise hasn't been to the NBA Finals since the 2009-10 season.

If he's able to do that, then Walton should have no problems with LeBron, and vice versa.

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