LaVar Ball: Luke Walton, Lakers 'don't know how to coach my son'

LaVar Ball says Lakers coach Luke Walton doesn't know how to coach his son Lonzo

"Anytime you go out there and compete, and you look to your right and your left and everybody is competing as hard as you are, that's a great feeling", said rookie Lonzo Ball, who had eight points, 13 rebounds and four assists.

Walton understands that the Lakers are not going to contend for an National Basketball Association title this season, and he is trying to balance that reality with developing the team and motivating young players. I would like to see him be more aggressive.

Specifically, Ball is talking about the Lakers and head coach Luke Walton benching his son multiple times during the guard's rookie season in Los Angeles.

LaVar Ball took a break from arguing with ostensibly the most powerful man on the planet for a more typical dad spat-calling out his son's coach.

"I was kind of forced to rebound at a young age", he said, "because I was usually at the back of a 2-3 zone because my brothers were smaller than me, so I usually got most of the rebounds".

The Lakers are set for a little back-to-back action after topping the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday, now set to face the Sacramento Kings today, which will give them four days before their next game, when they face the L.A. Clippers on Monday. "'Be patient with him?' Ain't no patience if you're winning".

"He's been away from me too long".

"They're letting it go too easy, saying they're a young team", he said.

The Lakers have started the season 7-10, and although Ball has a pair of triple-doubles in that span, his shooting has been poor. "Forget about that! Put the [onus] on them". It's never [smooth]. It's never just you get it and all of a sudden you don't have slippage anymore.

Walton doesn't share Ball's philosophy. Say, 'You guys need to win. "You just need to tighten down on what we are doing, and you can get back in the game".

Wise words apparently lost on every team that isn't the Golden State Warriors.

When asked how he would respond to the Big Baller's criticism, Lakers head coach Luke Walton told reporters, "Absolutely nothing". Conversely, they've been 7.7 points worse per 100 possessions with Ball on the bench.

"No, I have a problem with losing", he replied.



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