LaVar Ball fired another salvo in his escalating war of words with the Lakers organization, and head coach Luke Walton, in a situation that is quickly devolving into a dumpster fire.
In response to Ball’s criticism of how the Lakers are playing his son, Walton has said publicly that he’s not concerned with the comments of parents, and in a recent interview Ball fired a return shot.
When asked about the Lakers struggles, LaVar made the delusional claim that the team would have a better record if he was the coach, and criticized the 38-year-old, second year coach for using the young roster as an excuse for not winning games. He also called Walton’s credentials into question.
“Here’s what everybody is saying: The kids are young. OK, I want the young kids. You give me a bunch of young pros, and my record would be better than this on the fact that I’m 50-something years old and I know the game. But if you got a guy who’s 38, maybe he’s not experienced enough.
Maybe stop talking about the players are so young, and maybe it’s the coaching experience that’s young. Yeah, nobody wants to say that but I say it because I’m 50-years-old and I know the game.
You give me those guys and I guarantee you they’ll be in a much better position than this, because you’re not playing the guys or you’re not getting the best out of a lot of people.”
Magic Johnson’s LaVar Ball headache is increasing to a persistent migraine. This whole thing just doesn’t seem like it’s going to end well. It’s already toxic.
If only there were some signs before the draft that this could potentially be a huge problem…….
h/t Total Pro Sports