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David Blatt Would Love It If LeBron James Let Him Do His Job

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Working with the most dominant player in your sport at the height of his or her career is a gift and a curse. On one hand, you experience the luxury of fielding a demigod. On the other, you'll occasionally find yourself contending with a star who commands as much respect from the team as you, if not more. Such is the rub for David Blatt. The former Maccabi Tel Aviv coach is going through double growing pains in his first year as an NBA coach. On top of adjusting to the league, he's working with a tossed-salad team of superstars including LeBron James, who appeared to commandeer the job of coach several times during Cleveland's 92-90 loss to the San Antonio Spurs Wednesday. Vine user Jimmy (h/t NextImpulseSports.com's John Ferensen) posted some snippets of James engaging in the role of head coach/player during the game. You'll also notice Blatt, who's left to circle the perimeter of his timeouts like the small guy taping forks together at Buffalo Wild Wings. Multiple times during the game Blatt found himself boxed out from the team. He just wanted someone to give him a chance and once had to apply a box-out move to get to the center of the huddle. It's great to see James leading actively (as opposed to playing passive-aggressive ball), but Blatt is on the team payroll. His job description doesn't include passing game time with needlepoint and Royal Dansk. Give him a second, LeBron. He's been watching the entire game and swears he has an idea or two.