Meeting Byron Scott

Former Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott came to the Optometry Practice of Dr. Alex Corbin Liu. This was Byron’s first visit to the office. Apparently, one of the first things that Byron wanted to do for the new year was get his eyes examined.

After the exam Byron talked some basketball with us. He seemed to enjoy his visit and I’m sure he will probably be a regular patient from now on.

Byron was part of the Showtime Lakers during his playing career where he won three NBA championships. Shortly after his playing career Byron began his coaching career. He had head coaching stints with the New Jersey Nets, New Orleans Hornets, Cleveland Cavaliers, and recently with the Los Angeles Lakers where he was relieved from his coaching duties after two seasons. 

This video about Byron was posted online over three years ago by Lakers Nation.

Facts about Byron

  • Full name is Byron Anton Scott.
  • Attended Arizona State.
  • 4th overall pick in the 1983 NBA draft.
  • 3x NBA champion.
  • 2008 NBA Coach of the Year.


Meeting Austin Barnes

Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes came to the Optometry Practice of Dr. Alex Corbin Liu. Austin was there for an eye examination and glasses.

Austin made his MLB debut in May of 2015 and is now seeing all of his hard work pay off. This past season, Austin appeared in over one hundred games for the Dodgers. He also caught behind the plate in all seven of the World Series Games.

I want to wish Austin the best of luck next season, as the Dodgers will try to make another World Series run.

Facts about Austin

  • Was Born in Riverside, CA.
  • Attended Arizona State.
  • Was drafted in the eighth round of the 2011 MLB draft.
  • Is the nephew of former major leaguer Mike Gallego.


Meeting Michael Cooper

Former Laker Michael Cooper came to the Optometry Practice of Dr. Alex Corbin Liu. The Los Angeles Lakers great has been a regular patient of the practice for the past few years.

What was Coop doing at the office on Black Friday? He was checking out the discounted eyewear available at the office. As always, Coop enjoyed his time there and I’m sure he will be back in the near future.

Facts about Michael

  • 1978 NBA Draft.
  • 5x NBA Champion.
  • 5x All-Defensive First Team.
  • 2x WNBA Champion as coach.


Meeting Kyle Kuzma

Los Angeles Lakers rookie Kyle Kuzma made an appearance at the Optometry Practice of Dr. Alex Corbin Liu. Kyle was there for a patient only meet and greet.

Kyle was a late first round pick but has been playing more like a top ten pick. He had a very productive summer league and NBA preseason. Kyle consistently showed signs why he may be the Lakers best player this season if given the opportunity to start.

I want to wish the rookie the best of luck in the upcoming NBA season.

Facts about Kyle

  • Full name is Kyle Alexander Kuzma.
  • Attended the University of Utah.
  • 2017 First team All-Pac-12.
  • 27th overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft.


Meeting Rikishi

WWE Hall of Famer Rikishi came to the Optometry Practice of Dr. Alex Corbin Liu. Rikishi made a quick stop at the office to pick up his new eyewear.

I haven’t been much of a wrestling fan since I was a kid. Finding out that the sport was fake was enough for me to stop watching. Nothing to take away from these athletes because they can do some really crazy and athletic stuff in the ring.

Regardless, it was very nice to meet this WWE Hall of Famer. Rikishi is a very appreciative and humble man.

The craziest signature move that I have ever seen. The infamous “Stinkface.”

Facts about Rikishi

  • Real name is Solofa Fatu, Jr.
  • Was born in San Francisco, CA.
  • Is the cousin of wrestlers Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Roman Reigns.
  • 2015 WWE Hall of Fame Inductee.