Jared Dudley, LeBron James
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Los Angeles Times columnist Bill Plaschke did not hold back on why the Los Angeles Lakers letting Jared Dudley walk away and sign with the Dallas Mavericks as an assistant coach would hinder LeBron James’ chances at another ring. 

Plaschke described Dudley as the quote: “Last guy on the bench, but the strongest voice in the locker room. On a veteran team of disparate personalities, he was the glue. Amid a laborious season filled with lulls, he was their muse.”

Award-winning journalist, TV host and author Skip Bayless and a three-time Super Bowl Champion and Pro Football Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe rate how big of a loss Dudley is on a 1-10 scale: