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Jared Dudley:
The Superstar Whisperer

Even the greatest players need encouragement and advice

Every successful team has great veteran presence, the one or two players who take on an assistant coaching role, and for the superstar-laden Los Angeles Lakers, that player is 34-year-old forward Jared Dudley.

The intense and enthusiastic Dudley, who signed with LA during the off-season, took some time to describe his role while carefully watching warmups before a game versus Chicago.

“My role is to provide a good locker room presence,” Dudley said. “I help mentor Kyle Kuzma, and give advice to LeBron and Anthony Davis, Danny Green and Avery Bradley, based on what I see out there. Basically I’m an assistant coach.”

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