After winning it all, head coach of the Cleveland Cavilers and Missouri native Tyronn Lue mentioned his hometown of Mexico multiple times on the national stage.
Although Lue was raised in Mexico, he attended Raytown High School and lived in Kansas City.
“I am Mexico, this is where I from. I bleed Mexico but to get to that next step of where I needed to get to from a basketball standpoint, we came to the family decision where we all sat around a table and talked about me moving to Kansas City,” said Lue.
Lue said coming to Kansas City advanced his basketball career.
“Going to Raytown High School and being with Coach Scanlon who really helped me out a lot. The city of Kansas City put me on the map as far as basketball,” he said.
Some asked why Kansas City or Raytown wasn’t mention during the on-court celebrations.
Lue addressed that by saying Mexico needed it to generate positive energy.
“Kansas City, they just won a World Series, so I know the city is jumping, they’re happy and for me, I just thought Mexico—they really need that at the moment.”
Watch the full interview in the video player above.