Lakers’ Byron Scott said his Instagram account was hacked

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Sacramento Kings The Lakers' coach Byron Scott watches his team as they trail the Kings during a NBA basketball game Wednesday, January 20, 2016, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA. The Kings won 112-93. Photo by Steve McCrank/Staff Photographer

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Sacramento Kings
The Lakers’ coach Byron Scott watches his team as they trail the Kings during a NBA basketball game Wednesday, January 20, 2016, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA. The Kings won 112-93.
Photo by Steve McCrank/Staff Photographer

Through the debilitating losses and mounting criticism, Lakers coach Byron Scott promised he resisted any inkling to respond to any negative fan reaction on his Instagram page.

“I know me,” Scott said two months ago. “I take it personal and might say something back.”

Scott maintained he still has not done that. He posted on Tuesday that his Instagram account was hacked, adding he did not make comments attributed to his account that challenged a fan to a fight.

“There was someone that got my password to respond back to a fan as if it were me,” read a message on Scott’s Instagram account. “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!”

In a previous message, Scott responded to a commenter that challenged him to a fight accompanying a photo of Scott boxing. Whoever was in control of Scott’s account replied, “bring it,” and added, “show your face, don’t hide.”

Even before the latest incident, Scott has said that an unnamed family member uses and monitors his Instagram account on his behalf.


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