Byron Scott Thinks Some Of His Players Would Frag Him

It has been a remarkable year of quotes from Lakers coach Byron Scott, who has vacillated between pure delusion and brutal honesty with his words. Speaking with reporters after practice yesterday about how he is going to continue to make his very bad team practice hard, he opted for the latter. Via the LA Times: » 4/07/15 9:22pm 4/07/15 9:22pm

Byron Scott Wants Kobe To Shoot More. No, Really. 

Since Kobe Bryant came back from a week of DNP - Old, the Lakers have gone 1-2, with a win over the Nuggets featuring an old-man triple-double from Kobe, and a close loss to the Grizzlies, a much better team than the Lakers. By any measure, this represents drastic if short-term improvement. Naturally, Byron Scott… » 1/04/15 1:04pm 1/04/15 1:04pm

All Hail Kobe Bryant And The Lakers, Lords Of Madness

First things first: You don't get to miss more shots than anybody else in NBA history by being bad at basketball. That record would be Larry Hughes's if he didn't, y'know, suck at everything, and in this sense, the all-time missed-shots record is a perverse monument to Kobe Bryant's greatness. He missed more shots… » 11/12/14 2:03pm 11/12/14 2:03pm

Oh Man, The Lakers Are In Big, Big Trouble

Yep, the Lakers really are going with this whole "play terrible basketball on purpose" thing. Last night against the Rockets, they attempted 10 three-pointers as a team—two more than Houston's Trevor Ariza fired up by himself—and sent the Rockets to the free-throw line 50 times. They did both of those things on… » 10/29/14 10:55am 10/29/14 10:55am

The Lakers Will Play Terrible Basketball, On Purpose

Byron Scott gave an interview last week following the Lakers' first preseason game; it went largely ignored, because preseason is stupid and no one cares. But with the Lakers looking like one of the more conspicuous disasters going so far—without any plans of tanking, bear in mind—let's take a quick look at just how… » 10/15/14 10:58am 10/15/14 10:58am

This Nick Young Impression From Byron Scott and James Worthy Is Epic

So, this is just great. Former Los Angeles Lakers teammates Byron Scott and James Worthy were on Time Warner Cable Sportsnet prior to a Lakers game, when they were charged with doing their best Nick "Swaggy P" Young impression. Turns out, Swaggy P sounds exactly how we all expect Swaggy P to sound. » 12/04/13 2:10pm 12/04/13 2:10pm

Byron Scott Says Cleveland Cavaliers Didn't Give Him A Fair Shake

On Thursday, the Cleveland Cavaliers fired Byron Scott after three relatively miserable post-LeBron seasons. Scott was hired just before James took his talents to South Beach, and he was tasked with rebuilding a team that had just lost the best basketball player on the planet for virtually nothing in return. Over… » 4/20/13 4:25pm 4/20/13 4:25pm

Byron Scott's Son Is Doing His Best To Support His Pops

We're still a little surprised that the New Orleans haven't caught on nationally quite yet. The Saints were an amazing, inspiring story that united the country (other than Eagles fans, of course), but the Hornets still just seem to glide past, with people still not quite aware of what Chris Paul is doing. Only one… » 4/25/08 12:35pm 4/25/08 12:35pm