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Byron Scott plans to start D’Angelo Russell after All-Star Game

The Los Angeles Lakers are well out of playoff contention. At 13-39, they have the worst record in the Western Conference and trail only the Philadelphia 76ers for the worst record in the NBA. Lakers fans can take solace in one thing, though. According to Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News, they will soon be seeing a lot of rookie D’Angelo Russell, who was the second overall...
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Byron Scott thought D’Angelo Russell would be further along

Lakers coach Byron Scott thought D’Angelo Russell would be further along by this point of the season. The second overall pick, who has been frequently hounded by his coach, has been relegated to the bench recently, and Scott admitted that it’s not quite what he envisioned for his rookie guard. “I probably thought he’d be a little further,” Scott said Saturday, via Mike...
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Byron Scott not on hot seat despite Lakers’ struggles

The Los Angeles Lakers might be losers of 10 in a row and sport a 9-41 record at the bottom of the Western Conference, but don’t expect the blame to fall on head coach Byron Scott. Not this year, at least. Scott receives most of the criticism for the disastrous season. He’s juggling making the Kobe Bryant retirement tour a fun one while also demanding his young players improve...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott slams Clippers broadcasters over criticism

The television broadcast team of the Los Angeles Clippers has drawn the ire of Byron Scott for criticizing how the Los Angeles Lakers head coach is handling rookie D’Angelo Russell. Last Friday night, Don MacLean and others on his crew said that Scott should just let Russell play for 35 minutes every night, even if the point guard turns it over 12-15 times a game. Not surprisingly...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

D’Angelo Russell on criticism: LeBron, Jesus both get criticized too

Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell isn’t sweating criticism. The rookie has come under a fair amount of it this season, even being benched at times by Byron Scott. So what’s his response to it all? Russell on dealing with criticism: "LeBron gets criticized. Jesus still gets criticized." — Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) January 30, 2016 Can’t argue with that, can you? LeBron...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott weighs in about Lakers fans booing team

In a “well no kidding” turn of events, the nine-win Los Angeles Lakers are the subject of boos from their own fans at the Staples Center, something head coach Byron Scott seems to understand. The latest embarrassment for the Lakers and retiring leader Kobe Bryant came Thursday night in a 114-91 loss to the Chicago Bulls, where the Lakers fell behind 32-15 after the first quarter...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott benches D’Angelo Russell, criticizes him for ‘trying to take over’

No. 2 overall pick D’Angelo Russell has been fine this season (though not as good as the other players taken in the top four of last June’s NBA Draft, Karl-Anthony Towns, Jahlil Okafor, and Kristaps Porzingis), averaging 12.2 points and 3.3 assists per game, with improved scoring figures in recent weeks. But the Lakers are 9-38, and the star rookie seems to be rubbing some authority...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott benched D’Angelo Russell for ‘trying to take over’

Lakers coach Byron Scott benched D’Angelo Russell on Tuesday night for a rather unusual reason. With two and a half minutes to go and the Lakers down two, Scott put Russell back on the bench for what he called “trying to take over the game.” “I saw the last couple minutes that he was in that he was really trying to take over the game, and that’s not him yet,” Scott...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott: Instagram was hacked when he threatened fan

Byron Scott did not challenge an Instagram follower to a fight, or so he says. Last week, Scott received a bunch of nasty comments after he (or whoever runs his account) shared a video of the Los Angeles Lakers coach getting a boxing workout in. When one person insinuated that he wanted to fight Scott, an entertaining exchange followed: Byron Scott was ready to fight an instagram...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Byron Scott threaten to fight trolling fan on Instagram?

A person operating Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott’s Instagram account appeared to threaten a fan who engaged in some trolling in the comments section of a post published on his account. A post containing video was published last week in which the coach is shown doing some training while wearing boxing gloves. A video posted by Byron Scott (@byronscott_4...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

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