Sport Lakers owner Jeanie Buss tweets support for coach Luke Walton

00:11  14 january  2018
00:11  14 january  2018 Source:   For The Win

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The Lakers always knew that LaVar Ball would be impossible to ignore, but the Big Baller’s most recent criticism of Lakers head coach Luke Walton sparked a massive controversy after Ball said the team didn’t want to play for the 37-year-old coach . — Jeanie Buss (@JeanieBuss) January 13, 2018.

Lakers owner Buss tweets support for Walton . Lakers coach Luke Walton receives public support from owner Jeanie Buss after LaVar Ball comments.

Lakers owner Jeanie Buss tweets support for coach Luke Walton: File photo© Richard Mackson File photo

The Lakers always knew that LaVar Ball would be impossible to ignore, but the Big Baller's most recent criticism of Lakers head coach Luke Walton sparked a massive controversy after Ball said the team didn't want to play for the 37-year-old coach.

In an interview with ESPN from Lithuania, LaVar Ball said that he believes "Luke doesn't have control of the team," and that Walton is too young - though Ball also clarified that he has no inside knowledge of the Lakers' organization.

A number of NBA coaches were furious that ESPN published and featured Ball's comments prominently, including Rick Carlisle and Stan Van Gundy, who threatened to quit participating in interviews in games televised by ESPN. Reggie Miller, meanwhile, suggested that Magic Johnson should threaten to trade away Lonzo Ball in order to silence his father.

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However, it seems Walton has the backing of the one person who matters most: Lakers owner Jeanie Buss . And yes, from what I heard, Jeanie absolutely is jumping in here to both reassure Luke of his place with the Lakers and show that support publicly after the Fizdale stuff yesterday, which was

Los Angeles Lakers co- owner Jeanie Buss tweeted a photo Saturday that also included a message of support for head coach Luke Walton Jeanie Buss @JeanieBuss. On my way to #Memphis for # Lakers game.

On Friday, ESPN NBA insider Brian Windhorst told Rich Eisen that according to his sources the Lakers do not, in fact, support Luke Walton unconditionally and floated the idea the Lakers may go after former Grizzlies coach David Fizdale if they want to impress LeBron James.

Curiously, on Saturday, Lakers owner and CEO Jeanie Buss announced that she's headed to Memphis to eat barbecue with Walton and GM Rob Pelinka, and attached the hashtag #InLukeWeTrust.

The Lonzo Ball era is only getting started in Los Angeles, and it's already off the rails.

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