Former Lakers coach Byron Scott watches PBA game

MANILA, Philippines – Former Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott made a surprise appearance as a member of the crowd during a 2017 PBA Philippine Cup game on Wednesday, December 21, at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan.

Scott, who coached the Lakers this past season during NBA legend Kobe Bryant's final year of playing, is on vacation in the Philippines with his Filipina girlfriend who is reportedly a registered nurse.

The 55-year-old, who was replaced by Luke Walton as Lakers coach, witnessed the thrilling match-up between Phoenix and Meralco, in which the Fuel Masters emerged with a 94-90 victory.

Scott sat beside Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas president Al Panlilio. –