Tommy Riles and Art Eddy discuss whether or not they are cool with their parents spoiling their kids. They were inspired by this week’s guest, three-time NBA Champion, Byron Scott, who likes to spoil his grandkids.
Byron Scott grew up in Inglewood, California and played at Morningside High School, in the shadow of what was then the Lakers’ home arena, The Forum. He attended Arizona State University but left school in his junior year to enter into the NBA. As a player, he won three NBA championships with the Lakers during their Showtime era in the 1980s. Scott was named the head coach of the 2008 Western Conference All-Star team, and a few months after, he was awarded the 2007-2008 NBA coach of the year award.
Byron Scott is now an ESPN studio analyst and is a frequent guest on shows including The Jump with Rachel Nichols, Sportsnation, and NBA Countdown. Scott can also be seen on Fox Sports West (FS1) performing as an analyst on shows including Undisputed and The Herd.
We chat with Byron about fatherhood, his playing and coaching days, his new book Slam-Dunk Success: Leading from Every Position on Life’s Court, and more.