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LaVar Ball: Lakers 'don't want to play' for coach Luke Walton

When asked about his job security last week, Walton said, "I coach as if it's not" in jeopardy. "I don't decide who coaches".

The Lakers are on a nine-game losing streak, and losing has often brought about LaVar Ball's public critiques.

"Yeah. We're, I feel, very secure in my job status right now", Walton said.

"That's a good team". It is unclear whether the organization will address LaVar Ball's comments as they relate to their head coach. People don't know why they're in the game.

The LaVar Ball-Lakers drama that we all knew was inevitable is kicking off.

Lonzo Ball has insisted that his father will continue to speak his mind, but the latest chapter raised questions of whether the elder Ball was simply broadcasting sentiments that originated with his son.

Lonzo spoke to the media on Sunday and was asked where he stood on LaVar's comments and if Walton had indeed lost the locker room.

The 37-year-old Walton, in his second season as the Lakers head coach, has compile a 37-83 record entering Sunday's game against the Hawks. If he's ready to play, let him play.

"That is just his opinion. That's just what it is."?

"They're soft. They don't know how to coach my son", he said of the Lakers in November, per Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report.

"You can see that they're not playing for Luke (Walton) no more", Ball expressed to ESPN. "They're giving us what they have and we're going to keep working and we'll be fine".

"I'm fine with it". "My only concern with any of it is for Zo. As long as Zo's fine with it and Zo can come out and play, and it doesn't affect mine and his relationship, then it doesn't bother me at all".

Walton, who had spoken prior to Ball, contended that the comments from the parent did not bother him, though he did say the noise coming from Ball's father was "Not ideal".

One wonders if Carlisle is more upset with Ball, or ESPN.

"I would hope not, but it doesn't influence what we're doing", Walton said of the coaching staff. I tell him to go get the victory.

"I don't see that our players aren't playing hard", Walton responded to Ball's father's comments. In exchange for that, they should back up the coaches.


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