Lakers Rumors: Byron Scott Rips Team, Questions Dedication Of His Players

The Los Angeles Lakers have one of the worst records in the league, and head coach Byron Scott is fed up with losing. He called out his players after Monday's practice, questioning their dedication to the team.

"I got a sense of a whole lot of them I wouldn't want to be in a fox hole with," Scott said. "I think they'd end up shooting me in the back. So I've got a pretty good sense of the guys that I think are going to be around, that we will build around, build together in this process and go through it."

The Lakers get to keep their first round pick if it falls inside the top five, so the losing could actually be good for the team in the long run. However, Scott scoffed at the notion of losing games on purpose.

"The first thing is, I don't quit," Scott said. "And when April 15 comes or April 16 and we look up that next day, then I'll know the season is over, but I've got to teach every day."

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