LaVar Ball had harsh words for Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton following the reports of the Ball family starting to accept Lonzo may be traded soon. Lonzo would likely be involved in any trade for Anthony Davis, and LaVar is already making it rough for the Lakers.
Aside from the comments trying to scare off the New Orleans Pelicans, LaVar took aim at Walton for having a “loser’s mentality.”
“Luke Walton was the worst coach he ever had. It was Magic [Johnson] the one who said he was going to be the dang face of the franchise. But Magic ain’t doing no coaching. And the only person to kill Lonzo is the coach pulling him out and not having no confidence in him.
Everyone who’s had confidence in Lonzo just let him go and let him win. That’s what he does. He wins. Luke Walton turned him into a loser. A loser’s mentality is like, ‘Oh, he’s young, he’ll get it.’ Instead of going out there and letting him do what he does.”
Stay tuned for the next episode of the Lakers soap opera as we approach the trade deadline.