Byron Scott’s ‘Man Up’ Philosophy Is Not the Answer for Los Angeles Lakers

November 17th, 2015 by Michael Pina Leave a reply »

If you buy what Byron Scott tried to sell after the now 2-9 Los Angeles Lakers were shredded by the Phoenix Suns on Monday night, then you believe effort, energy and toughness were the real reasons they failed to stay competitive through another 48-minute basketball game.

Lakers coach Byron Scott again said his players need to "man up" after another blowout loss.

— Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) November 17, 2015

Scott: "I keep hearing about this ‘back-to-back.’ That to me is a bunch of crap. It really is. It’s basketball. You come ready to play."

— Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) November 17, 2015 A sliver of this can be considered fair. The Lakers are one of the worst rebounding teams in the league, don’t hustle back on defense and play with a general passivity often spotted in people who wish they were doing something else. But it’s not the first time Scott has reached into the bag of banal coach speak to rationalize his team’s atrocious play, and it won’t be the last. 

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