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Should LeBron James lead the Lakers as their player-coach?

Extreme measures in desperate times?

 

Three coaches have left the Lakers since LeBron James joined the team in 2018: Luke Walton, Frank Vogel, and Darvin Ham Kenny Atkinson and Tyronn Lue, two of the coaches they interviewed earlier for the position, have resurfaced as potential candidates to accept what is probably the most selfless position in sports.

 

The Lakers’ biannual coaching carousel is getting short on options.

 

For this reason, according to former Lakers coach Byron Scott, LeBron James could replace Ham with a Bill Russell-style play.

Ty Lue isn’t coming, and [Steve] Balmer won’t allow him to leave the Clippers for the Lakers, Scott stated on Wednesday on FS1’s “Undisputed.” “LeBron James is the coach I think should be the next Lakers head coach, out of the eight or nine candidates I’ve heard. Put him in charge of the team. One of the greatest athletes to ever play this game, LeBron has my utmost love and respect. But it seems clear to me that he’s making a lot of choices for this team, both as a coach and as a player. Therefore, if you’re going to give him the authority to make those decisions, then you should also sit on the bench and do so. Take the lead as the coach.”

On Wednesday, social media was agitated by Scott’s extreme viewpoint, with many people urging James to give the notion some serious thought. NFL great James Jones believes that Scott is “being salty” because he is fed up with James firing coaches and not taking responsibility for the same actions.

James would be the 41st player in NBA history to serve double duty if he decides to accept the head coaching position. The player-coach with the longest tenure was Lenny Wilkens, who led the SuperSonics to a 1979 title while serving as head coach for 28 full seasons in addition to four seasons in the position.

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