LaVar Ball picks perfect time to stir Lakers drama
Have you been wondering when LaVar Ball was going to open his very loud mouth about the Los Angeles Lakers’ struggles to open the 2018-19 season?
Wonder no more. Here’s what he had to say to Sky Sports as reports swirl that Luke Walton got a stern lecture from Magic Johnson:
“If you have Lonzo and you have the best player in the world which is LeBron James, how do you not win a championship? …
“If they need help to shoot I’ll coach them. I can coach them with my eyes closed.
“There’s only one way to beat the Golden State Warriors is to go faster than them.
“If you have length and speed you can beat them.”
Classic LaVar Ball right there about coaching them with “(his) eyes closed.” And here’s his take on what Walton’s doing with his son Lonzo without naming the coach:
“They don’t understand if you have a guy that’s your second pick and you have the best player in the world, then don’t take him out of the game, leave him in the game and rotate the three other guys around him – that’s how you get victories if you want to win.
“But if you want to try and figure out things, try different combinations and taking guys in and out, then no.
“I’m going to go with Lonzo and LeBron. Those two guys are going to stay in the game until we finish winning, and if we’re winning by a lot then everybody else gets to play.
“The game is a game of runs so you have to leave those two main people in there and rotate the other guys.
“Lonzo is a very special player. He makes everybody around him better so when you play him in a game don’t put him in the corner or put him in with the wrong people because he can’t make them better.”
Remember, it was Ball who called out Walton last season and said he had lost the Lakers’ locker room, and although Walton brushed off the comments with some humor, Ball’s comments echoed through the media for weeks.
Ball also told DAZN Germany recently that the Lakers should go and get his other two sons LiAngelo and LaMelo, and compared it to getting Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal:
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