Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James took to social media to share him unfiltered response to the news that Jared Dudley was leaving the team to start coaching

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James has built a close relationship with teammate Jared Dudley. But even as Dudley’s NBA career appears to be winding down, LeBron isn’t ready.

Earlier this afternoon it was announced that Dudley was ending his long playing career to take a job on Jason Kidd’s bench with the Mavericks.

After 14 NBA seasons, Jared Dudley has agreed to a deal to become an assistant coach with the Dallas Mavericks, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Dudley will be a front of the bench assistant under new head coach Jason Kidd.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 24, 2021

LeBron took to Twitter to share his response to the Jared Dudley news.

Congrats to my guy if this true, which is probably is! But 🤦🏾‍♂️ man!! FUCK 🗣🗣🗣🗣🗣🗣🗣🗣🗣🗣

— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 24, 2021

LeBron James would follow up his original tweet by apologizing for his horrid language, saying people just wouldn’t understand what Jared Dudley means to him.

Excuse my language but still one hurt!! For many reasons that you wouldn’t understand. 🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️

— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 24, 2021

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It’s probably a blessing in disguise for LeBron James and the Lakers that Jared Dudley is deciding to call it quits.

It is no secret that LA hasn’t gotten any younger from their already-old roster during the offseason. And keeping Dudley around could take a spot away from an up-and-comer.

But nonetheless, LeBron James’ sentiment about Dudley is extremely consistent with anyone who has ever played with him. The dude just seems like the ultimate teammate.

Congrats to Jared Dudley on a solid NBA career, and we’re expecting a successful second act as a coach.

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