Did Byron Scott threaten to fight trolling fan on Instagram? (pic)
A person using Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott’s Instagram account appeared to threaten a fan who engaged in some trolling in the comments section of a post published from his account.
A video post last week was published in which Scott is shown doing some training in boxing gloves.
The video elicited some snarky reactions in the comments section, to which someone operating Scott’s Instagram account responded in kind with the following since-deleted responses (via Eye on Basketball):
Scott said earlier this season that he doesn’t go on social media — Instagram in particular — any longer because of “angry fans.” He indicated that a family member handles his accounts for him.
“She says she’s trying to hold her tongue and not respond,” Scott told ESPN’s Baxter Holmes in November. “And I tell her, look, don’t respond back to anybody. Because she’s family, she takes it personal. And I don’t read it because I know me — I take it personal and I might say something and I don’t want to get into that with people.”
“That’s why I don’t go on my Instagram and all that stuff, because as [she] would tell me, a lot of them are pissed off and hot and all this and then you’ve got some that are very supportive…”
If that is indeed the case and a family member is handling Scott’s social media accounts, it would be a good idea for the Lakers coach to have a chat with her before she creates another headache for him by challenging another troll to a fight in the comments section.