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Sport LaVar Ball buries beef with Lakers’ Luke Walton: ‘He’s a good coach’

00:41  14 june  2018
00:41  14 june  2018 Source:   hoopshype.com

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LaVar Ball on Luke Walton : “They’re soft. They don’t know how to coach my son.” Does he have a problem with coach Luke Walton ? “No, I have a problem with losing,” Ball responded. I have multiple thoughts here, which means bullet points.

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LaVar Ball has treated Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton like a verbal punching bag since last November. The Big Baller Brand CEO has criticized Lonzo Ball's coach for everything from his youth and taking it easy on his son to rotations that the Ballfather found perplexing and a lack of camaraderie among his players.

But maybe, just maybe, LaVar is finally ready to bury this particular hatchet. During a recent appearance on FS1's "The Herd with Colin Cowherd," he clarified how and where things stand between himself, his eldest son and Walton.

"It wasn't never like, 'Man, that Luke Walton is, I don't like him at all,'" the Big Baller insisted. "It wasn't about that. He's a good coach to me, young. He's just had to figure out things.

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LaVar Ball criticized Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton over his use of Lonzo Ball in the fourth quarter of games and Walton ' s coaching record. Each time Ball does so, however, it becomes more noticeable simply because he isn’t stopping.

LaVar Ball suggests he can do a better job as Lakers coach than Luke Walton . The outspoken dad recently had an appearance on Tai Lopez’ s YouTube channel, where he made yet another set of stingy commentaries on Lakers head coach Luke Walton .

"Now that it is, watch the success that they have this next year."

In this light, LaVar's critiques of Walton come off as more reasonable, if not always delivered with the preferred modicum of care and consideration. At 38, Walton is not only the youngest coach in the NBA, but also the only one who hasn't yet hit his 40s.

He's shown a knack for the job in the modern NBA-particularly when it comes to relating to today's players-amid his rapid rise up the ranks, from assistant with the Golden State Warriors to the top job with the most famous basketball team on Earth. He's also made his fair share of mistakes along the way-and, hopefully, learned from them all.

If anything, LaVar's point in taking Walton to task is that the Lakers' players aren't alone within the organization when it comes to stumbling through their youth at times. Though the Big Baller hasn't always articulated that argument artfully, he has made Walton's age a talking point before.

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Last week, LaVar Ball spit his hardest criticisms of Lakers head coach Luke Walton yet in an interview with ESPN, saying “You can see they’re not playing for Luke no more,” according to ESPN’ s Jeff Goodman.

Luke Walton insisted he ’ s not concerned about suggestions that he and his fellow Los Angeles Lakers coaches are being “too soft” and “babying” Lonzo Ball after watching his team beat the Chicago Bulls 103-94 on Tuesday. The accusations came from Ball 's father, Lavar

Everyone in L.A., players and coaches alike, has endured growing pains over the course of the team's rebuild. Walton is no exception.

But in LaVar's mind, if the Lakers' youth movement is ready to lead this proud franchise out of its half-decade of doldrums, that will be the result of growth and maturation from players like Zo, Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma, along with a similar leap from their coach.

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