Topics

Byron Scott
Carlos Boozer, Jeremy Lin respond differently to losing starting jobs
Carlos Boozer, Jeremy Lin respond differently to losing starting jobs

It wasn't a pretty sight when Jeremy Lin and Carlos Boozer lost their starting jobs. Lin was crushed, immediately requesting a sit-down with Lakers Coach Byron Scott and morosely calling the demotion "one the toughest situations I've been in." Boozer went the other direction, angrily ditching a postgame interview session with reporters and subsequently bending the ear of Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak about Scott's decision. Their on-court contributions have also been at opposite extremes since the change. Boozer has improved radically, averaging 15.2 points and 10.2 rebounds while shooting 54.2% and earning praise from Scott. Lin has slumped badly,...

Loading