Published: Wed, November 22, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

LaVar Ball Thinks He Should Coach Lonzo Ball's Lakers

LaVar Ball Thinks He Should Coach Lonzo Ball's Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers rookie point guard Lonzo Ball has had his fair share of ups and downs during the first 18 games of his National Basketball Association career, including some woeful shooting performances and a couple triple-doubles. After Ingram made a hard layup with 1:16 left, Caldwell-Pope alertly kept a loose ball alive after Lonzo Ball missed a 3-pointer, allowing the Lakers to seal their first win over the Bulls at Staples Center in three tries.

Despite the bad start to the season, head coach Luke Walton remains positive as his young team continues to grow. "We look at the first half, and we had a really good defensive effort against a high-scoring team", Hoiberg said. It's never [smooth]. It's never just you get it and all of a sudden you don't have slippage anymore.

Wise words apparently lost on every team that isn't the Golden State Warriors.

LaVar Ball took a break from arguing with ostensibly the most powerful man on the planet for a more typical dad spat-calling out his son's coach.

While Walton remains hopeful for the future, LaVar Ball is exhausted of the losses and he puts the blame squarely on the shoulders of the head coach, as he so boldly stated in a recent interview.

Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez center loses handle of the ball as Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball left and center Brook Lopez right defend him during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday Nov. 21 2017 in Los Angeles. (AP
LaVar Ball Says Lakers Are 'Soft,' Don't Know How to Coach Lonzo

During an interview with Bleacher Report's Eric Pincus earlier in the week, LaVar referred to the Lakers coaches as "soft" and said that they don't know how to coach his son Lonzo.

LaVar Ball: Let him do his political affairs, and let me handle my son, and let's just stay in our lane. I would like to see him be more aggressive.

"I don't want to sound selfish, but it was personally fun for me", Robin Lopez said.

"No, I have a problem with losing", Ball responded.

Otherwise, it seems like LaVar Ball's advice for his son and the Lakers is simple. What I mean by babying, 'He'll figure it out.' It ain't about that. "It ain't about that". "Forget about that! Put the [onus] on them". "It was a learning opportunity for the guys to be down 20 and realize you don't need hero shots". You've got enough talent.

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