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Lakers Coach Byron Scott can't win for winning

Lakers Coach Byron Scott can't win for winning

As soon as Lakers Coach Byron Scott took his seat on the team's bus Wednesday night as it pulled out of the EnergySolutions Arena parking lot in Salt Lake City, he checked his Instagram account and saw some comments from fans that really annoyed him.

Scott read that Lakers fans wanted the team to tank.

"We're not trying to tank games," Scott said after practice Thursday. "That's absurd."

The fans' reason was simple:

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