LaVar Ball Says Lakers Head Coach Luke Walton Does Not Have Control Of Team

LaVar Ball is in Lithuania with his two sons, LiAngelo and LaMelo, to help them start their pro basketball career, but that didn’t stop him from criticizing the coach of his son, Lonzo, who is in his rookie seasons as the point guard of the Los Angeles Lakers.

“You can see they’re not playing for Luke [Walton] no more,” Ball said, per Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com. “Luke doesn’t have control of the team no more. They don’t want to play for him.”

This came following the Lakers’ 109-94 loss to the Charlotte Hornets, which was the first game that Lonzo had played in since Dec. 23 due to a shoulder injury. LaVar was did not like the fact that Lonzo only played 27 minutes despite it being his first game back following the junior.

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“Lonzo looked good, but he also looked disgusted,” LaVar said. “I don’t know what they’re doing. If he’s ready to play, let him play. Don’t try and monitor no minutes, put on restrictions.”

This is nothing new, as whatever team drafted Lonzo knew what came with the territory, that being that LaVar comes with him in whatever he does.

Earlier in November, LaVar told Bleacher Report’s Eric Pincus

“They’re soft. They don’t know how to coach my son,” he said. “I know how to coach him. I tell him to go get the victory. Stop messing around.”

The media really makes this more than it needs to be. Walton has a proven track record and is a very good coach. This is also ironic how LaVar starts caring about the team only when his son plays.

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