LeBron James sat out of the Cavaliers’ game against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday to rest, but he actively participated in the game from the bench.
Dressed in a suit, James looked the part of an assistant coach as he stood alongside head coach Tyronn Lue and yelled instructions to his teammates from the sidelines of their eventual 106–100 loss to the Rockets.
The Rockets overcame a 20-point deficit and outscored the Cavaliers 35–16 in the fourth quarter to rally for the win.
The Cavaliers next play the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday at home, and James is expected to play rather than coach.
- Erin Flynn