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If you were Mitch or Jim or the person responsible for hiring the next head coach of the Lakers, who would that be? James Worthy: "It’s funny, with so many players coming out of high school and one year of college, you're starting to see teams wanting college coaches and stuff like that, but right off the top of my head: I played with Byron Scott, so I know what he brings to the table. I know that he holds people accountable and he’s a defensive kind of genius when it comes to that. I like Nate McMillan. Nate McMillan spent some time with Coach K [Mike Krzyzewski] in USA/international basketball. I think he knows all the players that were on the team. He has a good rapport. But, I got to go with my good friend Byron Scott, if it was up to me." ESPN.com

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Hall of Famer James Worthy will represent the Lakers at the 2014 NBA Draft Lottery. Selected by the Lakers with the first overall pick in the 1982, Worthy went on to play 12 seasons in Los Angeles, winning titles in 1985, 1987 and 1988. He was named Most Valuable Player of the 1988 Finals while averaging 22 points, 7.4 rebounds and 4.4 assists against the Detroit Pistons and earning the nick name "Big Game James." NBA.com

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James Worthy calls it like he sees it -- which is why he didn't pull punches when describing the Lakers disaster of a season -- "It was quite the debacle this year." But there could be more bad news for the Lake Show, 'cause when Big Game James was leaving LAX last night he explained why he thinks the chances of Swaggy P returning to the squad are slim to none. TMZ.com

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Janis Carr: Worthy: "Thats the big elephant in the room right there." He was referring to defense. "It was some ugly, ugly defense out there." Twitter @janiscarr

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TMZ asked Worthy about the possibility of Bynum returning to the Lakers, a team he played for from 2005-12. "It's possible, but it's hard to say," said Worthy, now an NBA commentator. "He hasn't really shown a lot of progress so it'd be a difficult move to make. He hasn't proven that he's willing to do what it takes to be a professional at this level. "I think he'll make it again, but he is going to have to really work at being a professional . . . mature a little bit." Philadelphia Inquirer

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Once the Los Angeles Lakers sealed the deal against the Houston Rockets with Steve Blake hitting a game-winning three over Dwight Howard, the Time Warner Cable broadcast headed back to the studio with Lakers legend James Worthy having choice words for the superstar center. Worthy has been one of Dwight’s biggest critics ever since he started struggling with the Lakers last season. Worthy didn’t hold back immediately after the game saying, “stop crying,” when the camera caught Howard complaining to Jeremy Lin right after the Rockets loss. Lakers Nation

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