David Blatt Stands Up for LeBron James, LeBron Protects His Coach from Technical

Jake SilverSocial Media StaffJanuary 13, 2015

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Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt knows how important LeBron James is to the team in terms of both morale and on-court ability.

When the King picked up a highly questionable offensive foul while tied up with Marcus Morris during a contest with the host Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night, Blatt got heated in the ref's face.

LeBron shoved Blatt back to the sideline so the coach wouldn't receive a technical.

Here's another look at the play that got James the second-quarter foul, with the Cavs down by eight: