1. 'The Kid Could Stop All of It': NBA Execs Think Lonzo Should Tell Pops to Chill

    LaVar Ball, the outspoken father of the Los Angeles Lakers ' No. 2 overall pick and presumptive franchise cornerstone, Lonzo, has hopscotched along the line of propriety for months ...

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  2. Magic Johnson Tweets Support for Luke Walton Amid LaVar Ball Criticism

    Magic Johnson, president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers , threw his support behind head coach Luke Walton after Saturday's 107-101 victory over the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center...

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  3. Jeanie Buss Tweets Support for Luke Walton Amid David Fizdale Hiring Rumors

    Los Angeles Lakers owner Jeanie Buss tweeted a photo Saturday that also included a message of support for head coach Luke Walton ...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 3 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  4. Lakers Rumors: Luke Walton Not Supported by Team; David Fizdale May Be Candidate

    ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst appeared on The Rich Eisen Show on Friday and said he's been contacted by executives and agents who believe Luke Walton may not be long for the Los Angeles Lakers ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 4 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  5. Rick Carlisle Credits 'Great Coaching' for Lakers' 3-Game Win Streak

    Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle told reporters Friday he believes the Los Angeles Lakers' three-game winning streak has been the product of "great coaching," according to Bobby Karalla of the team's official website...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 4 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  6. Gregg Popovich: LaVar Ball 'Fan from the Peanut Gallery' for Ripping Luke Walton

    It's safe to say San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich is no fan of LaVar Ball. "I think the first thing to do is look at the substance and gravitas of the source that ...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 5 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  7. Steve Kerr Calls LaVar Ball the 'Kardashian of the NBA'

    Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr labeled Big Baller Brand patriarch LaVar Ball the " Kardashian of the NBA " for his ability to remain relevant in the sports media landscape...

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  8. Report: Lonzo Ball More Concerned with Play Than LaVar, Luke Walton Controversy

    Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball is reportedly more interested in his play on the court than weighing in on the controversy regarding his father, LaVar, and head coach Luke Walton ...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 8 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  9. NBCA Calls LaVar Ball ESPN Interview 'Salacious,' Says It Lacked Integrity

    The National Basketball Coaches Association released a statement Monday that harshly criticizes an ESPN.com report in which LaVar Ball says Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton "doesn't have control of the team no more...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 8 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  10. Stan Van Gundy Calls LaVar Ball Interview with ESPN 'Some Cheap Bulls--t'

    Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy is not a fan of ESPN's coverage of LaVar Ball. "That was some cheap bulls--t," Van Gundy said Monday of the network giving a voice ...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 8 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  11. 'It Gets Old All the Time:' Lakers Already Sick of Lavar Ball-Walton Controversy

    LOS ANGELES — The Lakers must have seen this coming, the unrestrained punditry of their prized draft pick's father. You can't say we didn't warn them...

    Dave Schilling Written by Dave Schilling about 8 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  12. Brandon Ingram Says It's Important LaVar Ball's Comments Stay out of Locker Room

    LaVar Ball, the father of Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball, told Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com head coach Luke Walton has lost control of the team, but that didn't stop L...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 8 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  13. Luke Walton Jokes He Subbed Lonzo Ball Early Due to LaVar 'Talking S--t'

    Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton apparently still has a sense of humor regarding the LaVar Ball saga...

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  14. Report: Several NBA HCs Want Access Revoked for Writers Who Interview LaVar Ball

    LaVar Ball has been outspoken on many topics since bursting onto the national scene last year, but NBA coaches are upset now that he is going after one of their own...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 9 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  15. Luke Walton Responds to LaVar Ball's Criticism, Says It Doesn't Bother Him

    Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton responded to LaVar Ball's take that he has lost control of the team amid Los Angeles' nine-game losing streak. "I'm fine with it," Walton said, per Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times ...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 9 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  16. Lonzo Ball Says He'll 'Play for Anybody' After LaVar Rips Lakers' Luke Walton

    Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball did his best to avoid controversy Sunday after his father created more of it...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 9 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  17. LaVar Ball: Lakers Don't Want to Play for Luke Walton; Lonzo Looked Disgusted

    LaVar Ball watched the Los Angeles Lakers ' 108-94 Friday night loss to the Charlotte Hornets from Lithuania, but that didn't stop him from criticizing the team's coach...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 9 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  18. Luke Walton: Lakers Fans 'Deserve Better' After Blowout Loss vs. Thunder

    Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton told reporters fans "deserve better" after the Oklahoma City Thunder left Staples Center with a 133-96 win on Wednesday night...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 13 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  19. If You Thought the Lakers Would Be Better Without Lonzo Ball, Think Again

    LOS ANGELES — Rookie point guard Lonzo Ball may be a polarizing figure, but the Los Angeles Lakers badly miss him on the court...

    Eric Pincus Written by Eric Pincus about 18 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  20. Lakers Spoke About Frustrations on Court, Within Organization in Team Meeting

    With the Los Angeles Lakers in the midst of a four-game losing streak, the team reportedly used Thursday's off day to hold a team meeting instead of practice...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 18 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  21. Lakers News: Luke Walton Says Players Were 'Pouting' on Bench vs. Blazers

    Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton said his team was "pouting" on the bench during the team's 95-92 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night, according to Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 23 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  22. Hate Him or Love Him, Kobe Reminds NBA There Will Never Be Another of His Kind

    LOS ANGELES — On a night filled with hyperbolic, effusive praise, perhaps the most noteworthy bit of cheerleading came from President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson, ...

    Dave Schilling Written by Dave Schilling about 28 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  23. Current Lakers Don't Have Any Kobe in Them, for Better or Worse

    NEW YORK — It's been 613 days since Kobe Bryant tucked his No. 24 Lakers jersey into his waistband and went out in an unfathomable blaze of glory with 60 points in the 1,566th and final game of his Hall of Fame career (playoffs included)...

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