Lakers owner Jeanie Buss tweets support for coach Luke Walton

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Lakers owner Jeanie Buss tweets support for coach Luke Walton
Lakers owner Jeanie Buss tweets support for coach Luke Walton

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.

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