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Former Lakers HC Byron Scott Discusses Shareef O'Neal, Scotty Pippen Jr.'s NBA Future

Former Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott was one of the many interested observers in the team's second-generation prospects this summer. Speaking to TMZ Sports, Scott gave his assessment of the NBA Summer League performances of Shareef O'Neal and Scotty Pippen Jr., the sons of Hall of Famers Shaquille O'Neal and Scottie Pippen, respectively. The 61-year-old believes O'Neal flashed his potential, while Pippen is ahead of the curve.

Byron Scott Compares Shaquille O'Neal And Kobe Bryant To Michael Jordan And Magic Johnson: "When I Compare Kobe And Shaq's Leadership Skills, I Look At Kobe As Like MJ"

Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant had different personalities, but that didn't prevent them from winning everything they could and creating one of the most iconic duos in NBA history on the Los Angeles Lakers. They didn't get along too well, but that didn't mean at the time of competing. They...

This Day In Lakers History: Byron Scott Leads L.A. To 15th Straight Victory

Well before he was taking much of the blame for the failures of a young Los Angeles Lakers team, Byron Scott was an exciting guard that fit in perfectly with the ‘Showtime’ style the franchise made popular in the 1980s. Drafted in 1984 out of Arizona State, Scott...
The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Baker, Byron Scott

Byron Scott Baker, 64, resident of New Albany passed away peacefully January 7, 2022 at Magnolia Place in Union County. A memorial service honoring the life of Mr. Baker will be announced at a later date. Arrangements will be provided by New Albany Funeral and Cremation Care. Mr. Baker was born August 13, 1957 in Marietta, GA to the late Harlan and Billie Logan Baker. He attended W.P. Daniel High School and was employed in the construction industry until his retirement. A Christian and proud United States Army Veteran, Mr. Baker shared his love of blues music by playing the guitar and harmonica. He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and will be remembered as a loving uncle who shared quality time time with his nieces, nephews and his granddaughter, who held a special place in his heart. Those left to cherish his memories include his wife, Annice Bobo Baker, one daughter, Scotti Miles (Adrian) of Nesbit, one sister, Kim Baker-Bolding (Mike) of Cape Coral, FL, one brother, Steve Baker (Shari) of Overland Park, KS, one grandaughter, Landri Miles of Nesbit, Ms, four nieces, Emily, Jennifer, Christa, and Shelbi, three nephews, Tommy, Stephan, and Tyler The staff of New Albany Funeral & Cremation Care invites you to share memories with the Baker family at

Byron Scott Says Team USA Loss Biggest Upset In History

Byron Scott says Kevin Durant and Team USA's weekend loss to Nigeria was the biggest upset in the history of USA hoops ... and breezing through the Olympic tourney is no longer a foregone conclusion. TMZ Sports talked to the former star player and coach ... only minutes after Nigeria...

Lakers News: D’Angelo Russell Rips Byron Scott, Calling Him Bad Coach & ‘Idiot’

Fans of the Los Angeles Lakers have not forgotten that — despite winning the NBA championship in 2020 — the team spent much of the 2010s in the NBA’s basement. Front office dysfunction, a never-ending coaching carousel and desperately waiting for draft picks to develop into All-Stars left the Lakers with years of lottery picks and disappointment.
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D’Angelo Russell criticizes his ‘idiot’ former Lakers coach Byron Scott

Byron Scott will go down as one of the worst coaches in Los Angeles Lakers history, and one of his players from that era certainly agrees. Minnesota Timberwolves guard D’Angelo Russell spoke recently with Jake Fischer for Fischer’s new book “Built To Lose: How the NBA’s Tanking Era Changed the League Forever.” In an excerpt, Russell tore into Scott, his first head coach in the NBA.

D’Angelo Russell says Byron Scott was ‘an idiot’ as a head coach for the Lakers

Before the Los Angeles Lakers returned to the top of the Western Conference, they went through some dark days, and some of their darkest days came when Byron Scott was the head coach of the team. As a matter of fact, Scott’s second season as head coach of the Lakers — the 2015-16 season — is the worst season in the team’s otherwise rich history.

How Byron Scott helped Kobe Bryant get to 60-point finale

He had been tasked with steering the incomparable Kobe Bryant through his final season, a job Byron Scott treasured as coach of the Lakers, his only focus to see his protege complete his sensational 20-year NBA career on a high. They had reached the finish line of Bryant’s final act,...