LaVar Ball is not the one one who might discuss smack.
Lakers coach Luke Walton took rookie Lonzo Ball out of Sunday’s recreation in opposition to the Hawks early and he was requested by reporters after the sport why.
Walton then had the right response in gentle of ESPN’s report that LaVar Ball stated the coach had misplaced the staff.
“His dad was speaking s— so I took him out early,” Walton stated earlier than including “I am simply kidding.”
Walton’s feedback come after an ESPN story broke the place Ball ripped the coach for the season the Lakers are having. Within the interview, Ball stated the Lakers aren’t enjoying for Walton anymore and he not has management within the locker room.
“No one needs to play for him. I can see it. No high-fives once they come out of the sport. Folks do not know why they’re within the recreation. He is too younger,” Ball stated. “He ain’t connecting with them anymore. You may take a look at each participant, he isn’t connecting with not one participant.”
Walton was requested if he believes his job was at risk and he stated he would not regardless of what LaVar Ball thinks.
“I coach as if it is not. As I preach to my gamers, management what you possibly can management in life; that is gotta be my philosophy as effectively,” Walton stated.
The Lakers picked up a 132-113 win over the Hawks Sunday, however the season has principally been disappointing up to now. Los Angeles is 12-27, however has a younger staff and will spend massive in free company earlier than subsequent season.