Lue playing for the Magic.
|Date of birth: May 3, 1977|
|Place of birth: Mexico, Missouri|
|Height: 6 ft 0 in||Weight: 175 lbs|
|NBA Draft: 1998; Round: 1 / Pick: 23rd|
|Selected by the Denver Nuggets|
|Debuted in 1998 for the Los Angeles Lakers|
|Last played in 2009 for the Orlando Magic|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Tyronn Lue at NBA.com|
Tyronn attended Raytown High School in Missouri. He later went to University of Nebraska, where he attended through his Junior year. He played basketball and studied Sociology. He finished his Nebraska career ranked third on the all-time list in assists (432), fourth in three-pointers made (145) and attempted (407), fifth in steals (154) and seventh in scoring (1,577). He led the Cornhuskers in assists in each of his three seasons, and finished his career tied with former NBA player Dave Hoppen for most games with 30 or more points, seven.
Lue opted for early entry into the 1998 NBA Draft. He was selected 23rd overall by the Denver Nuggets, but was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers with Tony Battie in exchange for Nick Van Exel on draft night. His first three years with the Lakers were disappointing. He did not get a lot of playing time and suffered from injuries in the year 2000. However, Lue excelled in the 2001 playoffs. Due to his quickness, he was specifically used to guard Allen Iverson during the NBA Finals. With his help, the Lakers won the second of three consecutive titles. In one of the notable plays of the series, he fell while trying to guard Allen Iverson, who hit a crucial three-pointer to clinch game one, then stepped over Lue on his way back toward the other end of the court.
In the off-season of 2001, Lue signed with the Washington Wizards, where he got considerably more playing time and subsequently became a better player at the point. He played with the Orlando Magic in 2003-04 where he got to play a lot of minutes alongside Tracy McGrady while leading the team to the worst record in the NBA that season: 21-61. After the season Lue, along with Juwan Howard and McGrady were traded to the Houston Rockets for Steve Francis, Cuttino Mobley and Kelvin Cato. In Houston, Lue did not get many minutes of playing time because of the number of point guards the Rockets have on their roster. He was traded during the mid-season to the Atlanta Hawks for Jon Barry. Lue starred in Atlanta, although he again led the team with the worst record in the NBA that year, and the worst record in franchise history: 13-69. In 2007 he was traded to the Sacramento Kings in a 6-player deal for Mike Bibby. After the deal, the Kings waived him, and as a result, he was signed by the Dallas Mavericks, for whom he plays currently.