Byron Scott, like Kobe, irritated by Lakers' celebration

It’s safe to say the Los Angeles Lakers won’t be celebrating much the next time they snap a long losing streak. Several members of the Lakers went a bit over the top Sunday night after the team ended a seven-game losing streak with an overtime win over the Boston Celtics. Nick Young, Jordan Hill and Jeremy Lin hammed it up during a postgame interview after erasing the skid...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott Agrees With Kobe Bryant; Upset at Lakers Celebration

Lakers head coach Byron Scott agreed with his star, Kobe Bryant, in being angry about his team celebrating an overtime win at Boston like it was the finals. Scott called some of the Lakers celebration “classless.” Byron said he was very angry w/ how some Lakers celebrated OT win over Celtics. Said it lacked class. Showed them video to drive home point. — Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics-Lakers Preview

Byron Scott is making lineup changes once again for the Los Angeles Lakers. The Boston Celtics will again be without their best player, though some newcomers could make their debuts. These proud franchises won't be bringing back memories of their glory days when they meet Sunday night in Los Angeles. The Lakers (13-41) and Celtics (20-32) have combined for 33 NBA championships, but...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott pranks Jordan Hill into thinking he was traded

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The Los Angeles Lakers are looking to make some trades before Thursday’s deadline and have a handful of players that could be attractive to other teams, including forward Jordan Hill. Hill knows he could be a cheap rental for a contender looking for frontcourt depth.  So when his coaches told him general manager Mitch Kupchak wanted to see him, the...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers, Knicks interested in acquiring Miles Plumlee

The NBA’s February 19th trading deadline is under 48 hours away, and rumors are beginning to swirl. Miles Plumlee is one name that has been talked about, and the Phoenix Suns are more than willing to trade their talented young center. According to a report from Sam Amick, the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks are both interested in acquiring Plumlee. As such, we have...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Swaggy P shows up late before game; claims (unrelated) dolphin attack

On a day where NBC News suspended anchor Brian Williams six months for fabricating his experiences in Iraq, it should be noted that the following story should be taken with a grain of salt. But since it was told, we’re obligated to repeat it for you. Lakers sixth man Nick Young, who showed up to Staples Center for Tuesday’s game against the Nuggets 15 minutes later than coach...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young Fined By Byron Scott For Turning Up Late To Tonight’s Game

Nick Young has been fined by Byron Scott for turning up late to tonight’s game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets at Staples Center. Young showed up in the locker room at 6:15 pm PST, according to reporters on the scene, though he was meant to show up at 6:00 pm PST. Tip-off is set for 7:30 pm PST. Scott interrupted Young’s pregame interview with reporters to...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: The Incredible Los Angeles Tank Attempt

(Source: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Los Angeles Lakers are taking tanking to a hilarious low. There is “trying” and there is what the Lakers are doing. Once the incredibly competitive Kobe Bryant was injured, Byron Scott was free and probably ordered by management to just lose and that there was no point in...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Nash Enjoying Retirement (and His Birthday) in Las Vegas

If Lakers coach Byron Scott was trying to ring Steve Nash over the weekend weekend, we know why the Canadian wasn’t answering—it was his goddamn birthday! Yes, the two-time MVP turned 41-years-old on Saturday and took to Sin City to party, gamble, and test his back in the club. I’m sure Lakers fans who aren’t used to winning are all pissy about Nash not traveling with the...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers at Cleveland Cavaliers: Behind the Box Score

Los Angeles Lakers (13-38) 105 Cleveland Cavaliers (32-21) 120 Box Score It was fitting that the Cleveland Cavaliers would host the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday afternoon after the Indiana Pacers terminated the Cavs’ 12-game winning streak on Friday night. Although it was terribly disappointing that the Cavs didn’t have an opportunity to play for the franchise’s longest...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott on Jason Kidd: “He was kind of known as being an asshole.”

“He was kind of known as being an asshole.” -- Byron Scott on Jason Kid. Reporter asks Byron Scott about coaching JKidd, who was known as a “unique personality.” Scott: “He was kind of known as being an asshole.”— Bill Oram (@billoram) February 4, 2015[Yardbarker]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott: Jason Kidd was ‘kind of known as being an A-hole’

When Jason Kidd had some of the best seasons of his career, Byron Scott was his coach. Scott helped lead the New Jersey Nets to back-to-back NBA Finals appearances in 2002 and 2003, when Kidd averaged a career-high 18.7 points per game. That does not mean the two got along. Scott was fired following a...Read More
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott on Jason Kidd: He was known as being an a-hole

It’s a rare occurrence indeed for a member of any coaching fraternity, no matter the sport, to come out and essentially badmouth a fellow head coach, even in a veiled manner. But given the rumored bad blood from days gone by that apparently exists between Byron Scott and Jason Kidd, perhaps the fact that the...Read More The post Byron Scott takes shot at Jason Kidd: ‘He was...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe to be re-examined before deciding injury fate

LOS ANGELES (AP) Kobe Bryant's torn right rotator cuff will be re-examined Monday before the Los Angeles Lakers decide whether the superstar guard needs potentially season-ending surgery. Bryant was examined Friday in Los Angeles. He tore his rotator cuff Wednesday in New Orleans. Team physician Steve Lombardo confirmed the diagnosis and discussed treatment options with Bryant,...
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Kobe to undergo MRI on ailing shoulder

Los Angeles Lakers star shooting guard Kobe Bryant is set to undergo an MRI on his right shoulder. He tweaked  it in the loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night and tried to play through it, but coach Byron Scott had other plans for him. He took him out when Bryant shot a 14-footer with his left hand and was clearly favoring the shoulder. Kobe had just come back from...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Did Byron Scott Ruin The Lakers Season?

LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 19: Head coach Byron Scott of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during the game with the Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center on December 19, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty)   The Los Angeles Lakers are nearing the midway point of one of the worst seasons in franchise history since moving from Minneapolis back in 1960...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Byron Scott May Shut Kobe Down for the Season

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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Byron Scott: David Blatt Has To Earn Cavs Respect

Byron Scott has many issues as the coach of the floundering L.A. Lakers, getting respect around the league is not one of them. Scott was a gritty championship player for the same franchise he now coaches. He’s also been a head coach on more than one occasion. Scott told USA Today  that he feels for Blatt, but hinted at the fact that the rookie head coach must earn their respect...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Scott looks to 'move on' from Kobe minutes mistake

At least Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott admits he's wrong. Scott, who is in his first year with the Lakers, is owning up to the fact that he's played star shooting guard Kobe Bryant far too many minutes this season, a mistake that has forced Bryant to sit out six of the team's last 11 games to rest. According to ESPN's Baxter Holmes, Scott is trying to move past the blunder...
Via Fox Sports
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Heat-Lakers Preview

Coach Byron Scott sounds repetitive at no fault of his own as he answers questions about Kobe Bryant's status on a daily basis, but he's also quick to point out that the Los Angeles Lakers have other issues that need his attention. Scott is counting on Bryant playing in Tuesday night's matchup with the visiting Miami Heat, though that easily could change. "He said he feels a whole...
Via AP on Fox
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Lakers May Consider Shutting Kobe Bryant Down For Rest Of Season

The Lakers season for the most part, is a wrap.  They will miss the playoffs again, and head into the offseason uncertain of what players they can put around Kobe Bryant for what could be his final NBA season. Lakers head coach Byron Scott admitted to that he may have played Bryant too many minute to start the season. “I talked to him this afternoon and told him he didn’t...
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January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

An Aging Kobe Bryant Takes on New Role With The Lakers

Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots against the Indiana Pacers during the game on January 4, 2015 at STAPLES CENTER in Los Angeles, California. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) The aging, 36-year-old Kobe Bryant sat out of his fifth game this season when the Lakers rolled past the Orlando Magic, 101-84 on Friday. Coach Byron Scott chalked Kobe’s absence to ...
Via The Sports Journal
January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Byron Scott Stands By Comments That Lakers Are ‘Soft’

Lakers head coach Byron Scott call the team “soft” several times following a 114-89 blowout loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night at Staples Center. Many have wondered if he meant it literally, or if he was just lashing out in frustration. A few days later, Scott stands by those comments, and he wasn’t joking around. “I was angry,” Scott said. “It had...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Why are the Lakers so soft?

Last night, the Los Angeles Lakers suffered yet another horrid blowout at the hands of their inner city rivals in the Los Angeles Clippers. The team lost 114-89 in a game where they trailed by a whopping 43 points at one point in the contest. In the post game press conference, one word seemed to say it all for head coach Byron Scott and multiple players on the team: “soft.” Many...
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Byron Scott does HILARIOUS “Swaggy P” impression

The Los Angeles Lakers haven’t had much to laugh about this season with a record of 11-24. However, that didn’t stop coach Byron Scott from enjoying a few laughs at Nick Young’s expense. In fact, Scott talked a little trash saying he’s a better shooter than Nick Young and continued the joke by saying if “Swaggy P” had a problem with him doing his impression of him he’ll...
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January 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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