1. Byron Scott's Championship Talk a Double-Edged Sword for Los Angeles Lakers

    Hubris isn ’t exactly a scarce commodity in the world of professional sports. If anything, it’s a prerequisite for any championship-caliber psyche—the mental pillar ...

    Jim  Cavan Written by Jim Cavan about 11 hours ago 4,408 reads 14 comments

  2. Kobe Bryant Will Be Byron Scott's Biggest Test as Los Angeles Lakers Coach

    Byron Scott will face many challenges in his first season as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers , but his biggest—by far—will be the delicate task of managing Kobe Bryant 's workload...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 days ago 3,448 reads 8 comments

  3. Los Angeles Lakers' Post-D'Antoni Fortunes Depend on Defensive Renaissance

    These aren't the same Los Angeles Lakers with whom Byron Scott began his playing career in 1983. They aren't even the same Lakers who won a championship in 2010...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 6 days ago 2,525 reads 2 comments

  4. Is There a Place in the Modern NBA for Byron Scott's Princeton Offense?

    Byron Scott is one of the last practitioners of a basketball system that dates back to Princeton University in the 1930s...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 6 days ago 8,905 reads 25 comments

  5. Diagnosing Los Angeles Lakers' Remaining Roster Flaws

    Optimism comes cheaply in August for followers of the Los Angeles Lakers . It should not, however, be confused with reality. Make no mistake: The Lakers of 2014-15 will not be very good...

    Howard Ruben Written by Howard Ruben about 18 days ago 22,939 reads 73 comments

  6. Byron Scott Seeks Return to Traditional Principles

    After experiencing decreasing returns in recent years, the Los Angeles Lakers seem to be making a concerted effort to rebrand themselves. But not in some modernistic, forward-thinking way...

    David  Murphy Written by David Murphy about 19 days ago 6,386 reads 7 comments

  7. Breaking Down the Lakers' Best and Worst Fits in Byron Scott's System

    New Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott has already made it clear how he will run his team. First and foremost comes a fundamental defensive identity and toughness. " Defensive philosophy has to be constant", Scott told Lakers...

    Ehran Khan Written by Ehran Khan about 19 days ago 9,490 reads 7 comments