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

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’

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

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

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

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

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.

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