The rookie arrived at Lakers training camp with something to prove.
His new teammates — veterans such as Magic Johnson and Michael Cooper — elbowed him around the basketball court. The rough treatment continued after practice.
"We didn't speak to him," Johnson recalled. "We made him sit by himself for lunch and dinner."
It was the early 1980s and Byron Scott had to earn his way onto a "Showtime" roster filled with future Hall of Famers. To make things worse, the team had acquired him to replace a beloved veteran, Norm Nixon.
"Not a popular choice," Scott said. "Magic and Coop were taking shots at me to see...