Lakers ended seven-game losing streak but still doesn’t make up for misery this season…
Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott has agreed with Kobe Bryant’s reaction to the players celebrating their overtime win over the Boston Celtics earlier this week.
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Scott revealed that he was “angry” and “very disappointed” with the way the players reacted to Sunday’s win over their fierce rivals, with Nick Young, Jordan Hill and Carlos Boozer video-bombing Jeremy Lin’s post-game interview.
The Lakers coach revealed that he wasn’t aware of their actions until he saw the footage on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ on Monday night where Bryant sat on the sofa stone-faced and looking far from impressed.
Scott revealed that his reaction was exactly the same but although he reminded the players of how they should act, he chose not to discipline any of them as he feels as though the matter was resolved with a discussion.
“Kobe’s reaction was pretty much my reaction when I was watching it,” Scott said after practice Tuesday at the Lakers’ facility, according to ESPN. “I was just shaking my head like, ‘I can’t believe this.’ ”
“As a coach of this team I was very disappointed. That’s not how I act, win or losses. I want our guys to know that.”
While a win over a long-time rival such as the Celtics in overtime is a good enough reason to celebrate, the fact that the Lakers have been so dismal this year means that the likes of Bryant and Scott understand that there is no real reason to be so happy with one performance.
Bryant is currently sidelined after undergoing shoulder surgery, and he will have been disappointed with the way the players are acting in his absence as they continue to battle to avoid finishing bottom of the Western Conference this year.