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Byron Scott

Byron Antom Scott (born March 28, 1961) is a retired American National Basketball Association player and current head coach of the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers. He was formerly the head coach of the NBA's New Jersey Nets and New Orleans Hornets. He attended Arizona State University, but left school in his junior year to sign with the then San Diego Clippers. He was an important component of the Los Angeles Lakers championship teams of the mid-to-late 1980s. Scott grew up in Inglewood, California and played at Morningside High School, in the shadow of what was then the Lakers' home arena, The Forum. Selected by the San Diego Clippers with the 4th pick of the 1983 NBA Draft, he was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in 1983 in exchange for Norm Nixon. During his playing career, Scott suited up for the Lakers, Indiana Pacers and Vancouver Grizzlies. Scott was a key player for the Lakers during the Showtime era, being a starter alongside Magic Johnson, James Worthy, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He played for the Lakers for 10 consecutive seasons (1983–1993). During that time he was on three NBA championship teams (1985, 1987, 1988). As a rookie, he was a member of the 1984 all-rookie team,

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Byron Scott Says Magic Johnson Can Handle LaVar's 'Huge Ego' (VIDEO)

Byron Scott
LaVar Has Huge Ego ... But Magic Can Handle Him

Magic Johnson will keep LaVar Ball in line while Lonzo is tearing it up in L.A. ... so says former Lakers coach Byron Scott who tells TMZ Sports Magic is too tough to fear the Balls. It's the… READ MORE >

Byron Scott Says Lakers Can Be NBA Champs In 5 Years ... With Magic's Help (VIDEO)

Byron Scott
Lakers Can Be NBA Champs In 5 Years ... With Magic's Help

Byron Scott is expecting BIG things from the Lakers now that his friend, Magic Johnson, is running things -- telling TMZ Sports the Lake Show will be right back on top of the league in less than… READ MORE >

- 91 days ago
D'Angelo Russell Needs to Grow the Hell Up Already ... Says Byron Scott (AUDIO)

D'Angelo Russell
Needs to Grow the Hell Up Already ... Says Byron Scott

D'Angelo Russell needs to stop acting like a kid and start acting like a MAN if he ever wants to reach his superstar potential ... so says his former Lakers coach, Byron Scott.  Scott… READ MORE >

- 118 days ago
NBA's Julius Randle -- Here's Why Lakers Are Winning ... LUKE WALTON (VIDEO)

NBA's Julius Randle
Here's Why Lakers Are Winning ... LUKE WALTON

Byron Scott gon' cry in the car ... 'cause Julius Randle is giving 100% credit to new coach Luke Walton for the team's surprising start ... saying the young coach is pressing all the right… READ MORE >

- 182 days ago
Byron Scott -- I Don't Wanna Be Friends w/ D'Angelo Russell ... 'It Is What It Is' (VIDEO)

Byron Scott
I Don't Wanna Be Friends w/ D'Angelo Russell ... 'It Is What It Is'

The rift between D'Angelo Russell and his former Lakers coach Byron Scott is irreparable -- so says Scott who tells TMZ Sports he doesn't want a relationship with the NBA star moving… READ MORE >

- 236 days ago
NBA's Byron Scott -- I Can't Afford My Ex-Wife's Lifestyle ... I'm Unemployed!!

NBA's Byron Scott
I Can't Afford My Ex-Wife's Lifestyle ... I'm Unemployed!!

Ex-Lakers coach Byron Scott says he can't keep paying for his ex-wife's baller lifestyle, 'cause he hasn't found a new job yet. As we previously reported, Scott signed a $17 MILLION contract with… READ MORE >

- 311 days ago
Lakers Head Coach -- 'Disappointed Video Got Out' ... Tried to Keep It In-House (VIDEO)

Lakers Head Coach
'Disappointed Video Got Out' ... Tried to Keep It In-House

Lakers head coach Byron Scott says he's disappointed D'Angelo Russell's secret video of Nick Young went public ... telling the media he was hoping to keep the matter in-house.  Scott spoke… READ MORE >

- 419 days ago
Lakers Coach Byron Scott -- Marriage Officially Over ... But Cash Fight Continues

Lakers Coach Byron Scott
Marriage Officially Over But Cash Fight Continues

Lakers head coach Byron Scott is officially a SINGLE MAN -- with the judge granting his divorce from his wife of 29 years ... but the war over the couple's fortune seems far from over.  We… READ MORE >

- 676 days ago
Byron Scott Divorce -- Wife Demands Baller Lifestyle ... I Can't Live Without My Gucci!

Byron Scott Divorce
Wife Demands Baller Lifestyle I Can't Live Without My Gucci!

She lived the Gucci lifestyle before the divorce ... and now Byron Scott's wife is demanding the Gucci lifestyle AFTER the split too -- telling a judge the Lakers coach needs to pay up so she can… READ MORE >

- 860 days ago
Ice Cube -- Derek Fisher's My 2nd Choice ... For Lakers Coach

Ice Cube
Derek Fisher's My 2nd Choice ... For Lakers Coach

Despite having no head coaching experience whatsoever, Derek Fisher has Ice Cube's blessing to be the next coach of the Los Angeles Lakers ... but only if his 1st choice falls through. Our… READ MORE >

- 1084 days ago
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