The Los Angeles Lakers met with LaVar Ball in recent weeks and asked him to tone down his public criticism of the team and head coach Luke Walton, according to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.
In an interview with ESPN's Jeff Goodman, LaVar Ball says the Lakers are not playing for coach Luke Walton any longer and the second-year coach has lost control of the team.
Dallas Mavericks head coach and NBA Coaches Association president Rick Carlisle was not pleased with ESPN's publication of a story that centered around LaVar Ball saying Luke Walton has lost the Lakers locker room.
After failing to trade for Anthony Davis at the trade deadline, the Los Angeles Lakers and their newfound chemistry questions sit 10th in the Western Conference. According to Lonzo Ball's dad LaVar, their recent on-court issues can be traced directly to coach Luke Walton.
LaVar Ball won't affect whether the Lakers select his son Lonzo in the upcoming NBA draft, Lakers president Magic Johnson told ESPN's Jeff Goodman.
Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball has severed ties with a co-founder of Big Baller Brand. SI Now's Robin Lundberg and Amy Campbell discuss if Ball's decision is a sign that the young guard wants to change how he's seen by the public and better shape his own legacy.