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Hustler of the week - Lebron James Compared to Shaq

Cavs' Tyronn Lue compares LeBron's treatment to Shaq


Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue said the way LeBron James is officiated reminds him of a former teammate, Shaquille O'Neal.

"He's the Shaq of guards and forwards," Lue said before the Cavs held shootaround Sunday morning in preparation for Game 4 of their first-round series with the Detroit Pistons, which Cleveland leads 3-0. "He's so strong and so physical, when he goes to the basket, guys are bouncing off of him. Those are still fouls, but he doesn't get that call because he's so big and so strong and so physical.

"We used to tease Shaq all the time about soft fouls. He said: 'Listen, if I pinch you, it feels the same way when you pinch me. No matter how big I am, it feels the same.' I never thought about it like that. That's kind of how LeBron feels."


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