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Byron Scott knows Lakers have a lot of work to do on defense
Byron Scott knows Lakers have a lot of work to do on defense

From his first news conference, Lakers Coach Byron Scott made it clear that defense would be his priority the moment sneakers hit the practice floor. Every player would have to understand that defense won't be optional, evoking lessons he learned as an NBA rookie from Magic Johnson that "we win championships by defending every single night." He promised the Lakers would "play hard every night and we'll come ready to defend every single night," reviving a concept that had become foreign and forgotten during the Mike D'Antoni era. It sounded great, especially while Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jamaal Wilkes listened intently from seats in the front row....

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