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For Lakers' Byron Scott, it's ready to go time, if not 'Showtime'
For Lakers' Byron Scott, it's ready to go time, if not 'Showtime'

The touch of irony was there for all to see. Mike D'Antoni embraced the "Showtime" concept when he took the Lakers coaching job two years ago, saying he would love to employ the fun-and-run style that made them champions five times in the 1980s. But Byron Scott, an actual member of three of those teams, went a different way at his introductory news conference Tuesday. "We can't play that way. We don't have a Magic Johnson," said the new Lakers coach. He wasn't kidding. Despite the reality check of an aging roster recently filled with two discards from other teams, Tuesday was a feel-good day for the Lakers. Scott was blunt and to the...

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