Byron Scott Rips Young Guys on Lakers For Kobe Going Out On A Losing Team
2015-2016 season will go down as the worst season the Los Angeles Lakers franchise has ever had in its history with their loss to the Clippers on Wednesday night.
The Lakers have set a franchise record with their 62nd loss of the season. pic.twitter.com/e4ycAWotE7
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 7, 2016
5-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant and his farewell tour from the NBA will end on a very sour note and that doesn’t sit well with head coach Byron Scott at all, and after the game, he let his feelings be known.
“It bothers me that his last five, six, seven, eight games are going to be with the way we’re playing as a team,” Scott said after the Clippers rolled to a 103-81 win over the Lakers at Staples Center on Tuesday night. “That bothers me, because you’re talking about a champion. That bothers me, because he is a champion. And I hate to see him go out this way. Unfortunately this is the way it’s going to be.”
Oh, he wasn’t done yet:
“I think I’ve said this before, it’s a shame that Metta and Kobe, guys up in age like that, they come out and play that hard,” Scott said. “And our young guys aren’t realizing that’s how they have to play as well to be successful in this league as well. I would love for our guys to play like Metta, because when he goes out there he gives it everything he has on both ends of the floor, especially on the defensive end.”
One things for sure, Kobe’s tenure with the Lakers won’t be the only one ending after this year.