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Top five takeaways from this year's NBA Summer League

Las Vegas waved goodbye to the NBA Summer League once again after hosting some of the league’s young up-and-comers. The Bulls went 7-0 to win the league, as they took down the Timberwolves in overtime, while the Raptors had a strong display at 4-1. Las Vegas was our first chance to see some of the rookies compete, while it also gave us a look at other emerging young players. ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott: I can’t afford alimony payments after firing by Lakers

Byron Scott was fired back in April after another horrendous season with the Los Angeles Lakers, and he says his monthly financial commitments need to change as a result. According to court documents obtained by TMZ, Scott is asking a judge to reduce his spousal support payments that he has been making to his ex-wife Anita since their divorce in 2014. Scott signed a $17 million...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Free from Byron Scott, Lakers' D'Angelo Russell is flourishing in the NBA Summer League

Perhaps it's the level of competition. Perhaps it's having been here before. Or perhaps D'Angelo Russell is finally comfortable because he's no longer playing for Byron Scott.In three games so far at the Las Vegas Summer League, Russell has been fantastic. He capped his outstanding performance by destroying the Golden State Warriors' summer squad on Monday night. The Lakers point...
Via FOX Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott wishes he played Lakers veterans more

Byron Scott believes he could have helped save his job with the Los Angeles Lakers if he spent less time trying to develop young players and more time playing his veterans. One of the biggest criticisms of Scott over the past two years is that he alienated younger players with his old-school mentality. In an interview with Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News, Scott said he...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Byron Scott was 'blindsided' by Lakers firing him

It took the Los Angeles Lakers a week into their offseason to fire head coach Byron Scott. The move had been widely expected, but the Lakers’ decision to hold off on the move did catch a lot of people by surprise. A couple days after Los Angeles officially announced that Golden State Warriors assistant Luke Walton will be the team’s new head coach, Scott opened up about its...
Via Sportsnaut
May 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Byron Scott’s girlfriend deletes meme after firing by Lakers

Cecilia Gutierrez, the girlfriend of Byron Scott, posted a meme on Instagram Monday that seemed to be a commentary on the Lakers’ decision to let her boyfriend go. Gutierrez posted a meme that said something was a “d— move.” It doesn’t take much to figure she was talking about the Lakers not picking up Scott’s option for next season. She later deleted the Instagram...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Byron Scott’s coaching career a story of timing … and decline

It is virtually impossible — on Monday, April 25, 2016 — to sit in front of a keyboard or any other place on this planet and declare that Byron Scott is a coach other NBA organizations should want. Given the way Scott completely mis-coached the Los Angeles Lakers — who necessarily fired him Sunday night to the great joy of Laker fans everywhere — it is difficult to find...
Via Crossover Chronicles
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers deliberating whether to keep Byron Scott

Byron Scott’s job security may not be as locked in as he thinks it is with the Los Angeles Lakers. According to Marc Stein of ESPN, the Lakers are “deliberating whether to keep Byron Scott” for the 2016-17 season. This report comes just days after Scott proudly declared he “absolutely” believes he’ll be the head coach next year. In the same interview, he slammed any...
Via Sportsnaut
April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Scott: I'm 'a lot smarter' about basketball than critical fans

Byron Scott took a huge shot at critical Los Angeles Lakers fans who think he should be out of a job. Expressing his confidence in his job security Friday, Scott revealed he “absolutely” believes he’ll be coaching the Lakers next season, per Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News. He also said this to his critical fan base: Byron on fan criticism: "To be honest, I'm...
Via Sportsnaut
April 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Byron Scott on Nick Young: ‘He’s not here with us, mentally’

In some not-so-shocking news out of Los Angeles, Nick Young isn’t fully focused on basketball at the moment, at least according to Lakers coach Byron Scott. Days after a video taken by Young’s teammate D’Angelo Russell potentially jeopardized the forward’s engagement to rapper Iggy Azalea, Scott has placed Young on the inactive list. Via ESPN: “It has nothing to do...
Via The Comeback
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss
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