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Byron Scott

NBA Champ Files for Divorce

... After 29 Year Marriage

3/19/2014 12:43 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0318_byron_anita_scott_getty3-time NBA champ Byron Scott has filed for divorce ... seeking to end his 29-year marriage to his college sweetheart Anita Scott ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

According to court docs, obtained by TMZ Sports, the former Lakers player (who later served as head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers) ... filed the papers on March 13. 

Byron and Anita met at a nightclub in Los Angeles when Byron was still a student at Arizona State ... and according to Anita, he courted her with flowers, love letters and poetry. 

Anita once told Cleveland.com, "Once we started dating, [Byron] was the knight in shining armor. He was the perfect sweetheart. It was a whirlwind."

They married in 1985 -- but according to the docs, they separated in June 2013. 

The couple has three adult children together. 

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11 COMMENTS

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1.

bernergirl    

Who cheated?

162 days ago
2.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

That sucks, 27 yrs is a long time

162 days ago
3.

nick    

27 years...so were u waiting on a person to change for 27 years or did they change fir the worst after 27 years???

162 days ago
4.

nick    

Cheated???..

162 days ago
5.

biggbear    

Wow what a way 2 tell a woman she's no longer your no.1 After all she's been thru with him.I hope npray she gets her just due

162 days ago
6.

Bird    

I'll never understand what makes people in long term marriages divorce. Your partner is the one person who knows you inside and out. The person who's been there for you through thick and thin. The one who's seen you at your best and your worst and loved you regardless. To throw that all away for no good reason is incredibly dumb. I'm thinking he probably wants to trade her in for a "newer model".

162 days ago
7.

News Flash     

Yep, after she's cooked, cleaned, and supported his a$$ for all that time. I hope she gets a lot of money and NO laundry.

162 days ago
8.

MGFunk    

Typical men. He is divorcing her because he no longer needs her for sex-

162 days ago
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lourdgoogoo    

They stuck it out for the kids. That is a good thing. Now that the kids are grown they can each move on with their lives and hopefully both be happy with somebody else.

160 days ago
10.

topsy    

That's some bad timing. I heard her mom just passed away. Praying for her.

158 days ago
11.

Debra Jones-Davis    

She is lucky to have spent that time with him... she was most certainly the bitch... if anyone cheated it was most likely her...

119 days ago

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