TAG: Byron Scott

NBA / Oct 27, 2014 / 10:30 pm

Byron Scott Says Dwight Howard Lacks Kobe’s Drive For Championships

Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard and the Los Angeles Lakers should want to forget that he ever wore the purple and gold. On eve of the Houston Rockets center’s second game back at Staples Center since his contentious departure, though, Byron Scott refused to let that happen. Asked why Howard clashed with Kobe Bryant during their season as teammates in 2012-2013, the Lakers first-year coach pointed to Howard’s drive for championships being lower than Bryant’s as justification. Read More »

Smack / Oct 20, 2014 / 10:30 am

Kobe On Julius Randle Having Him As A Mentor: “It Means He Can’t F**k It Up”

Kobe Bryant, Julius Randle

The Lakers stormed back from a 16-point halftime deficit to beat the Utah Jazz at home last night, 98-91. Kobe Bryant‘s 26 points and Ronnie Price‘s defense were the biggest reasons why. Rookie Julius Randle had a decent game, too, with eight points, five rebounds and two blocks. When asked about mentoring Randle after the game, Kobe made it clear it was on the rookie to soak up as much as he could from Mamba and coach Byron Scott. Read More »

NBA / Sep 9, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Byron Scott On Kobe: “There Might Be Some Games Where He Can’t Play”

Byron Scott

Given his age and recent injury history, many people are wondering whether Kobe Bryant will still perform at an elite level this season. One way to make sure Kobe remains effective is to manage his minutes, even sitting him out at times during the regular season — something akin to what the Heat did with Dwayne Wade last season. This is something new Lakers head coach Byron Scott plans on discussing with Kobe when training camp starts. Read More »

Latest News / Jul 25, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Update: Scott, Lakers Agree To Four-Year Deal

Byron Scott

UPDATE: ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne reports that Scott has agreed to a four-year, $17 million contract to become the Lakers’ head coach.

PREVIOUSLY: A development that’s seemed inevitable for weeks is finally underway. According to ESPN, the Los Angeles Lakers have offered their head coaching job to Byron Scott. Read More »

NBA / Jul 25, 2014 / 11:30 am

Jeremy Lin On Lakers Trade: “I Just Want To Be Myself”

Jeremy Lin

The Lakers introduced Jeremy Lin at a press conference on Thursday. He spoke about Kobe Bryant and was asked about the Linsanity era in New York. Read More »

NBA / Jul 9, 2014 / 9:45 pm

Kobe Wants Byron Scott As Lakers Coach

Kobe Bryant, Kyrie Irving, Byron Scott

The Los Angeles Lakers have been without a head coach since Mike D’Antoni resigned in April. The team interviewed Byron Scott for the opening in May and never reached an agreement with the former Lakers star. However, Kobe Bryant’s recent words make it seem like Scott is Los Angeles’ most likely hire nonetheless. Read More »

Smack / May 23, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Kobe Bryant Will “Have To Change His Game” If Byron Scott Coaches Lakers

Kobe Bryant, Kyrie Irving, Byron Scott

Former shooting guard for the “Showtime” Lakers teams of yore Byron Scott interviewed for the Lakers’ coaching vacancy on Tuesday this week. Scott said Kobe Bryant will “have to change his game” if he’s hired as coach, which could represent a challenge for Lakers brass if Kobe’s involved in choosing the next coach. Read More »

NBA / May 22, 2014 / 10:30 am

Spurs’ Trio, Duncan, Parker & Ginobili, Set Record For Most Playoff Wins

Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili

The San Antonio Spurs trio of Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Paker crushed the visiting Thunder last night, 112-77. The win meant more than a 2-0 series led, though as San Antonio’s “Big Three” are in first place for the winningest trio in NBA history, one game ahead of the Lakers’ “Showtime” triumvirate of Michael Cooper, Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Read More »

NBA / Oct 2, 2013 / 12:45 pm

Dime Q&A: Kyrie Irving On Tristan Thompson’s Free Throws, Recruiting Andrew Bynum & More

Kyrie Irving (photo. Enrique Espinoza)

Late last week, before training camps were underway, we got a chance to chat with Cleveland Cavaliers guard and 2013 All-Star Kyrie Irving. The 2012 Rookie of the Year was locquacious while talking about the changing culture in Cleveland and all the additions they’ve made this offseason as they look towards making their first postseason since you know who left. Read More »

Smack / Apr 18, 2013 / 11:05 pm

Jay-Z Issues Statement About the Nets; Skylar Diggins Pays Tribute to Kobe Bryant; Rip Hamilton Shows Off Two U-Hauls-Worth of Kicks

jay-z brooklyn nets

There were no NBA games last night as we all take a breather before the playoffs start Saturday. That doesn’t mean the NBA universe was dormant though as front offices made moves and social media buzzed …

Remember when Jay-Z dropped a fired up “Open Letter” last week to address things that were pissing him off, including the attention he was getting for selling his stake in the Brooklyn Nets in order to become a sports agent? Yesterday afternoon he took a more even-keeled approach with the image you see above and the following post on his Life + Times platform to talk about his move and his relationship with the franchise: Read More »