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34. Byron Scott
Byron Scott is one of the most heralded shooters and finishers in league history. His run with the great Laker teams of the 80s proved he was a winner. Scott came from Arizona State as he 4th pick overall in the draft and was the perfect piece missing for Showtime. So the Lakers went out and got him. Trading Norm Nixon to the Clippers for Scott before he played a minute Scott was the perfect complement to Magic in the backcourt.
A great shooter and even better finisher who could guard quick point guards, Scott was a huge part of the Lakers success. He never really got the credit he deserved as no all-star game appearances will attest. Scotts playing career probably doesnt warrant inclusion but a stellar coaching career has at least kept him on the map and will keep him in consideration.

Should Byron Scott be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 62.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 20.8%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 11.9%
No opinion. - 1%
No way! - 4%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Ogden, Utah, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Wednesday, 01 January 2003
  • Position: Shooting Guard
  • Played For: Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers, Vancouver Grizzlies
  • College: Arizona State
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 4th Overall in 1983
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Highest Three Point Field Goal Percentage (1) (1984-85)
    Championship Rings: (3) (Los Angeles Lakers, 1984-85, 1986-87 & 1987-88)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Minutes Played (1) (1987-88)
    Top Ten Finishes: Three Point Field Goals (1) (1987-88)
    Top Ten Finishes: Three Point Field Goal Percentage (4) (1984-85, 1986-87, 1988-89 & 1989-90)
    Top Ten Finishes: Free Throw Percentage (1) (1986-87)
    Top Ten Finishes: Minutes per Game (1) (1987-88)
    Top Ten Finsihes: VORP (1) (1987-88)

Should Byron Scott be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 62.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 20.8%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 11.9%
No opinion. - 1%
No way! - 4%

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0 #1 TheBayAreaGuy 2015-02-24 20:07
I know the Lakers have strict guidelines about retiring jerseys (must in Hall of Fame), but they surely can make an exception for Bryon Scott.
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