Lakers News: James Worthy Will Represent Lakers At NBA Draft Lottery

Lakers News: James Worthy Will Represent Lakers At NBA Draft Lottery


James Worthy

With the first round of the NBA playoffs underway, the Los Angeles Lakers are in unfamiliar territory. Since being eliminated from the playoffs in March, the Lakers will have a lottery pick for the first time since 2005, where they drafted high-school center Andrew Bynum with the 10th pick.

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With the draft lottery on May 20, there were questions on who would represent the Lakers. According to Bleacher Report’s Kevin Ding, the team’s last number one overall pick, James Worthy, will be their representative:

Considering that Worthy was drafted with the first overall pick by the Lakers in the 1982 NBA Draft, it shows how successful the team has been. While the Lakers are in unfamiliar territory, they have the opportunity to quickly turn the franchise around with the high draft pick and significant cap room.

While the Lakers will have a high draft pick, GM Mitch Kupchak acknowledged during his exit meeting that the team could potentially trade the pick. With Kobe Bryant looking to win a championship in the final two years of his career, it will be interesting to see what direction the team ultimately takes this upcoming off-season.
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  • Whodini

    To me James Worthy is the face of the Lakers franchise right now since he is the greatest player ever at least i think so then again i am partial to Worthy IMO.But in all seriousness lets party on Draft Night.My first poster in my room was of James Worthy and i love him as a player and Lakers rep come draft night.Lets get #1 pick.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    Cool good news to hear James Worthy is still very highly thought of within the Lakers organization.Yes James Worthy was the last #1 pick the Lakers had and how ironic will it be if we get the #1 pick with Worthy there for the Lakers.

    • J24

      You’d never hear the end of it from all the Laker Haters out there; Lakers fixed the draft! I don’t care though, If all the stars are aligned it would be EPIC! Muahahahaha!

  • purp& goldpride

    Very ideal. With all the slack Lakers management receives, it’s just because we care & we want our team to win. We’ve been spoiled, we haven’t had a top 5 pick in 32 years. That’s a whole lotta winning. The next parade down Figueroa, will feel good & hopefully these fickle ass fans appreciate having the Lakers in L.A.

    LAKERS NATION 4 ever.

  • vdogg

    pick us a winner, big game!!!

  • They call me Pringles

    The NBA owes us a #1 pick. It’s been a long while. That should also teach a lesson to other NBA teams that infamously tank each year.

    • Kïd Špłãšh

      I said the same thing. THE Bucks,76ers,&Magic Need To Be Punished For Losing Purposely! !’

      • vdogg

        celtics, too.

  • J Lee

    Good luck to the Lakers and James Worthy… I hope that we will get the 1st pick.

  • ra

    Can’t think of anyone else more ‘worthy’ of representing the Lakers! Go “Big Game”. I’ll stop off at Kevin Jewelers after the draft. Maybe they’ll have some future Lakers championship rings there, on display.

  • Kïd Špłãšh

    I’d Rather Have Him As HC At This Point…Just Get Tf Out Mike..

  • KingEmperor

    lakers must draft point guard marcus smart or dante exum!!

  • Alphonso Covington

    This is a perfect opportunity for the Lakers to build a squad that defines wut the organization wants this team to play like I.e. defense ,n the paint,etc.etc.

  • Tong Zou

    I like James Worthy, but there’s no way he should be ranked higher than Elgin Baylor. Elgin Baylor is a top 5 forward of all time, and Worthy is a top 15 forward.