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Byron Scott "I think Kobe should be in the conversation [for MVP]"

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Byron Scott lets fans know how he would fill out his awards ballot, and like most of the Lakers season, it is not pretty.

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UPDATE: It appears Byron was joking. That's what I get for rushing to publish.

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Lakers' head coach Byron Scott has had some infamous quotes this year, ranging from not believing three-pointers win championships, to thinking pick and rolls lead to stagnant offense. But this may just take the cake as the most baffling:

Kobe Bryant, who averaged 22.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 5.6 assists on 37.3% shooting over his 35 games in the 2014-15 season, should not be in any MVP conversation this year, unless that conversation is "who is the Lakers MVP". Even his most die-hard fans are probably aware of this. Why Scott would say something like this publicly is kind of beyond comprehension.

It is possible this season has finally broken Byron. Only 7 games to go this season. Hang in there coach.