Believe it or not, Byron Scott has what one source described as a “major chance” to stay with the Lakers; Jeanie Buss is said to be pushing for Scott behind the scenes. If so, it could clear the way for a top-to-bottom reset for the franchise in 2017, and the possible return of Jackson to run basketball operations with Luke Walton as the coach. There are a lot of dots to be connected to get from here to there, though — not to mention a lot more games for the Lakers to lose.
September 30, 2016 | 8:56 pm EDT Update
So after three years of Ballmer’s ownership, it might just be long enough to draw some conclusions. Most importantly, according to Clippers insiders, is his commitment to keeping both Griffin and Paul long term no matter what it costs.
Green had no tell-tale symptoms. The Celtics’ brass had anxiously called him into a meeting with doctors after receiving the results. He was entering his fifth NBA season and feeling indestructible like most 26-year-olds. He remembers being unable to say a word for about an hour and a half after being delivered the stunning news. What ran through his mind? “Tomorrow,” he said. “Tomorrow. “Your first thought is: Am I going to live? Basketball was an afterthought. Would I see another day?”
“It makes you appreciate life, everything, a little more,” he said after the Magic’s practice on Friday. “Sometimes you can get into a phase where you takes things for granted, especially each day. When you go through something life-threatening, something that could change something you love, it makes you appreciate it much more. “I’m blessed to see another day. For something like that, with any strenuous activity, the tissue could rupture. Could have died, quite frankly. I’m grateful to the doctors in Boston that detected the aneurysm.”