Lakers News: Byron Scott’s Message To Julius Randle After Benching Him
Lakers Nation Roundtable: Should Larry Nance Jr. Lose Starting Spot To Julius Randle
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Even though the Los Angeles Lakers won their third straight game, in dominating fashion no less, head coach Byron Scott was unhappy with the performance of his bench at the outset of the fourth quarter. This led to Scott pulling them and re-inserting the starters, something that did not sit well with Julius Randle.

Randle was visibly frustrated on the bench after being put on the bench as the Suns cut a once 38-point lead to only 15.

Afterwards, Scott revealed that he talked with Randle on the bench and had a very simple message for the talented forward according to Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News:

Though it very well may be unrelated to what took place in the fourth, Randle was out of the locker room before the media could speak to him according to Eric Pincus of the Los Angeles Times:

Obviously, Randle leaving early doesn’t mean that he was still angry about being pulled out of the game or angry at Scott. Metta World Peace was also seen talking to Randle on the bench and calming him down.

Randle is a very competitive player and being pulled out of the game would obviously not sit well with him. Scott going back with the starters, however, seemed like a necessary move considering the run the Suns were on at the time.

You May Also Like

Lakers News: Dirk Nowitzki Prefers Tim Duncan’s Quiet Exit Over Kobe Bryant’s Grand Finale

As the National Basketball Association continues evolving into the new age of stars, many legends and all-time greats are entering the final stages of their career…

Lakers News: D’Angelo Russell Says He Needs To Get His ‘Mojo’ Back

Los Angeles Lakers point guard D’Angelo Russell has struggled recently and said that he needs to get his mojo back individually…

Byron Scott: ‘I Love Swaggy Coming Off The Bench’

[new_royalslider id=”283″] A case could be made that Byron Scott will have…

Lakers News: Anthony Davis Opens Up On His Growth As Leader, Particularly With LeBron James Injured

Anthony Davis has been proving his leadership skills, taking some heavy load on his shoulders during the rough first weeks…