In the wake of recent comments made on Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott’s Instagram account, in which Scott appeared to challenge a fan to a fight, Scott claimed his account was compromised and the comments were made by someone else. Scott said he wasn’t sure who made the comments and that he doesn’t manage the account, but he said those close to him who do manage the account have told him that the issue has been resolved. “I don’t deal with that electronic stuff and the technology of today, I’m not real up on [it],” Scott said before the 9-37 Lakers faced the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday at Staples Center. “But I guess I’ll ask them a little bit more what’s going on with my Instagram and Facebook and all that other stuff.”
The following message was posted on Scott’s Instagram account Tuesday: “As you know through all of the social media stuff, there was someone that got my password to respond back to a fan as if it were me. That would never happen from my end. We have gotten it corrected. My social media is only for positive and uplifting things only! God Bless Lakers nation & have a great day!”
New York Knicks swingman JR Smith sat out Wednesday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs with a heel injury, but he made sure to stay busy despite not playing. At one point during the second quarter of his team’s 10th consecutive loss, Smith — or someone who had access to his account — liked a model on Instagram.
What social media he’s on… Paul Pierce: I am on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. … Twitter, I’ll tweet when I’m rooting for a game, I always tweet out photos of my family on Halloween or on vacation, and I do use it to share what my corporate partners want to communicate. Instagram is photo-heavy and I use it when at events or on the road taking photos, and Facebook is a combo of the two. Facebook my management team usually manages for me, and they curate from everything that’s on Twitter and Instagram as well as good articles that are being written about me or my team and my foundation.