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LaVar Ball: Lakers coach Luke Walton 'doesn't have control' of team

08 January 2018

According to Ball - whose youngest son, Lonzo, is the Lakers' starting point guard - Walton no longer possesses the ability to control his team, and his players no longer want to play for him anymore. LaVar Ball was in Lithuania with LiAngelo Ball and LaMelo Ball when he made these comments - the Lakers can't stop that.

In an interview with ESPN.com's Jeff Goodman, Ball expressed some issues with Walton, including his age, his control of the team and the idea of him coaching either LeBron James or Paul George should either chose to come to the Lakers this offseason.

The Lakers take a nine-game losing streak into Sunday night's home game against the Atlanta Hawks. Walton, who said on Friday morning that he is not coaching as if his job is on the line, was asked whether he has received assurances from anyone in Lakers upper management.

"It doesn't influence what we're doing", Walton said. "He's our head coach". "We talk all the time". We are going to play for him.

Asked if he disagrees with the idea that he's lost the locker room, Walton responded, "I would disagree with that, yes".

"Luke can come up to me and ask whatever is on his mind", Lonzo Ball said.

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"I don't see that the players aren't playing hard", Walton said. So, he is definitely going to have a strong opinion about it.

With a current record of 11-27, the Lakers are dead last in the NBA's Western Conference standings.

"Lonzo looked good, but he also looked disgusted".

LaVar seemingly wants to get rid of Lakers coach Luke Walton, too.

"It doesn't bother me", Walton said standing just off the court at Staples Center. "I've said all along, 'there're always parents and parents are going to get mad at things".

Kuzma, who has been arguably the team's best player this season, has been struggling as of late and is coming off one of his worst performances of the season against the lowly Charlotte Hornets. "Whatever those meetings [with LaVar Ball in the past] are, I'm not concerned with those. I know he's coming to L.A.", LaVar told ESPN.

LaVar Ball: Lakers coach Luke Walton 'doesn't have control' of team