(Video) NBA: Byron Scott Says He Was ‘Blindsided’ By the Lakers Firing Him

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I initially thought Byron Scott was saving face during exit interviews when he said he was sure the Lakers would retain him for the final year on his contract as head coach of the team.  As everyone else expected, the Lakers fired Scott and later hired Luke Walton.  In an interview with The Dan Patrick Show, Scott discussed his feelings on the Lakers.


NBA: Lakers Fire Byron Scott After Worst Season in Franchise History

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Well it turns out Byron Scott is not smarter than all his critics as he got canned by the Los Angeles Lakers.  Scott led the Lakers to the two worst seasons in franchise history.


NBA: Byron Scott on His Critics: ‘I’m much smarter than all of them when it comes to basketball’

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Byron Scott took over and led the Los Angeles Lakers to their worst two seasons in franchise history, finishing at 38-126.  Granted Kobe Bryant took much of their salary cap and the last season was dedicated to his farewell, Scott was criticized for his contradictory statements and unwillingness to properly develop the young players.  Despite all that, Scott is sure the Lakers will retain him as the head coach and as for his critics?  Well Scott says he’s smarter than all of them.


NBA: Kobe Bryant & Chris Paul Reflect on David Stern Stopping Them From Playing Together on Lakers

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Two words became infamous and made former NBA commissioner David Stern the most-hated man by the Lakers fanbase, “basketball reasons”.  That was his excuse for nixing a deal that would send Chris Paul to the LA Lakers to team up with Kobe Bryant.  Paul eventually ended up with the LA Clippers instead, and prior to Bryant and Paul facing off for the final time, they both reflected on what could have been.


(Video) NBA: Some Fans Boo D’Angelo Russell at Home During Player Intros

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It’s going to take a while before D’Angelo Russell can completely move on from this mess.  He’s said that he’s hated everywhere he goes and that includes right at home in the Staples Center.


NBA: Lakers Isolating D’Angelo Russell After He Records Nick Young Admitting to Cheating on Iggy Azalea

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D’Angelo Russell broke several guy codes when he recorded Nick Young admitting to cheating on his fiancee Iggy Azalea.  It was expected that this would cause a serious rift amongst the team and now sources say it has; the Lakers are freezing out the young rookie.


NBA: Ouch, Kobe Bryant is Asked if He’ll Pass the Torch to a Laker Teammate; Check His Answer

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The Los Angeles Lakers are currently 15-59, one of the worst seasons in franchise history and their star player, Kobe Bryant is retiring this season.  All is not lost however, they do have something to look forward to with young players like D’Angelo Russell and Julius Randle; but will Kobe pass the torch to any of them?  Check his answer.


(Photos) NBA: Twitter Goes IN on Ayesha Curry For Tweeting Warriors Record After Loss to Lakers

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The Golden State Warriors suffered a shocking 112-95 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night.  Stephen Curry finished with 18 points on 6/20 shooting from the field including 1/10 from the three-point line.  Of course the normal social media jokes ensued but Ayesha Curry set Twitter ablaze when she tweeted the Warriors record, “55-6 though” followed by smiley emojis.  I think her mentions are still on fire.


(Photo) NBA: LOL Gilbert Arenas Asks Lakers For 10-Day Contract To See Kobe’s Last Game Courtside

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Gilbert Arenas has more than enough money to live off that he never has to pick up a basketball again but apparently that money couldn’t get him a courtside ticket to watch Kobe Bryant’s last game so he’s willing to get back on the court to do so.


NBA: Nick Young on Trade Deadline Looming: “I would love to be on a playoff team”

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Nick Young wanted to be in LA and had fun doing Swaggy P type things but on the court the Lakers have been “frustrating” and with the February 18th trade deadline looming, Young knows he could be on his way out.  While he’s not not hoping for anything,” whether it involves the Lakers keeping or trading him, he is intrigued at the possibility of being traded to a playoff team.


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