Friday, February 18, 2011
Former Los Angeles Laker, showtime legend and current Cleveland Cavalier coach Byron Scott will be honored this All-Star weekend, but outside Los Angeles and outside the NBA. His former college Arizona State will retire his jersey. Scott's number 11 will be retired, a number he wore in college in honor of his favourite player Bob McAdoo (also a former Laker). Byron later on got to play with his hero for the Lakers, but that meant he could no longer wear his number 11. Byron adopted the number 4, another number that deserves to be retired. It took two years for Byron to work up the courage to tell Bob he was his hero. Lets hope it doesn't take the Lakers too long to realise that some of their best role players deserve more recognition and status too. TIM DAVID HARVEY.