Byron Scott Files For Divorce After 27 Years Of Marriage
The college sweethearts have called it quits after nearly three decades of marriage
Posted: 03/19/2014 11:00 PM EDT
NBA champ and former coach Byron Scott is calling it quits with wife Anita Scott after more than 27 years of marriage.
While the reason behind the split is unknown, TMZ reports the retired basketball star filed the papers on March 13.
The couple reportedly met at a nightclub in Los Angeles while Byron was as student at Arizona State University. He went on to be drafted by the Lakers in 1983 and courted Anita along the way with flowers, love letters and poetry.
"Once we started dating, [Byron] was the knight in shining armor. He was the perfect sweetheart. It was a whirlwind," she once told Cleveland.com.
Byron and Anita have three adult children together.
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