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Tyronn Lue on Cavs’ frequent soap-opera drama: ‘As the Land Turns’

Tyronn Lue this week took some time to reflect upon how the Cleveland Cavaliers have navigated yet another tumultuous season.  While doing so, the Cavaliers head coach — who experienced serious health issues of his own this season — bestowed upon the organization a moniker of sorts that references the title of an iconic, former daytime soap opera.

“I mean it’s just something different every year. You know, just, ‘As the Land Turns’ is what I call it,” Lue told ESPN’s Dave McMenamin this week when asked what it’s like to be head coach of the Cavaliers. “Just, it’s something every year. Three or four things every season.

“We always come together, we always find a way, and that’s the biggest thing. I think when the playoffs start, you see a different team, you see a different focus and we really come together. So, that’s what I’m looking forward to.”

The Cavaliers (50-32) find themselves slotted as the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference. The team has won seven of its past 10 games heading into the postseason, getting into a groove at the right time, mostly due to the sheer will of James.

That said, it goes without saying there has been no shortage of drama throughout James’ second tenure with the Cavaliers. And the 2017-18 campaign has been no different.

Meanwhile, in other catchphrase news related to the Cavaliers, the team has unveiled its 2018 NBA Playoffs slogan. Fittingly, the slogan, announced via Twitter by Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, acknowledges the very same circumstances and obstacles Lue was referencing when likening the Cavs to a daytime soap.

Sure, “Whatever it Takes” does not have quite the same ring as “As the Land Turns,” but it’s not bad.