Luke Walton Handles Lonzo Ball Controversy With Hilarious Jab At LaVar

When ESPN's Jeff Goodman asked LaVar-who is now helping his two sons LiAngelo and LaMelo get adjusted to life in Lithuania-his thoughts on the Lakers' recent 9-game losing streak, LaVar responded by taking a shot at Walton. "They don't want to play for him", said LaVar Ball.

Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek, whose team was in Dallas to face the Mavericks and Carlisle on Sunday, suggested that LaVar Ball doesn't know enough about the inner workings of National Basketball Association locker rooms to make conclusions on the coaching process.

"I view the ESPN article as a disgrace, quite honestly", Carlisle said. "Luke doesn't have control of the team no more". People don't know why they're in the game.

Then again, newsworthiness isn't defined by personal preference and, much to my chagrin, my own years working in journalism tells me that LaVar Ball's comments are sometimes newsworthy. The cult of personality around Ball still demands interest from readers, and so ESPN has reasonable right to publish what LaVar Ball says, pending editorial oversight. What's the only way he can beat Jordan?

But the rookie point guard didn't exactly offer a ringing endorsement.

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NBA head coaches are hired, fired, and generally judged based on their ability to win basketball games, but the public facing nature of their job makes it useful to have a sense of humor, too.

Market saturation, coverage fatigue, and context determine whether something from the Ball family is printable at this juncture. He responded by saying he did it because LaVar "was taking sh*t".

Most of LaVar's gripes involve Walton not giving Lonzo enough playing time, so this is an especially good jab by Walton. The Lakers are, statistically and intangibly, a better team with Ball in the lineup.

Lonzo Ball did not seem affected one way or another.

Though the team has been faltering in year two under Walton, they have dealt with injuries and are still remarkably young. "Gr8 teacher & role model / if u don't like a situation just QUIT take ball & blame everyone / @ LukeWalton has more CLASS & HOOPS knowledge on his pinkie than LaVar!" But he doesn't realize it, and the more he keeps pushing the more marginalized he and his son will become in the Lakers organization.

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