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LaVar Ball Blasts Lakers Coaches: They Don't Know How To Coach Lonzo

LaVar Ball Blasts Lakers Coaches: They Don't Know How To Coach Lonzo

LaVar Ball often will meet with Lonzo after games to offer advice and observations, but last week he was in China as part of an extended trip.

Ball went as far as to say that winning should be the expectation now, with seemingly no grace period for there to be any sort of true development within the young core.

Lonzo Ball has experienced some growing pains early on in his National Basketball Association career, and his father LaVar believes that has something to do with the Los Angeles Lakers not knowing the best way to coach the rookie. They're soft. They don't know how to coach my son. "I know how to coach him". "I tell him to go get the victory".

Through 10 games this month, the Lakers have outscored opponents by 2.2 points per 100 possessions with Ball on the floor. It seems like such simple, obvious advice. L.A.is off to a mediocre 7-10 start to the season, but LaVar believes inexperience should not be used as an excuse. He's also posted two triple doubles.

However, Ball's shooting has been a major source of concern, as he has a.313 percentage overall and a meager.228 percentage from three-point range.

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Lakers coaches are the ones that will help him turn it around from a shooting perspective this season, not LaVar. "He'll get into a better flow", LaVar Ball said at the time, in comments also made to Pincus.

It didn't take long before Walton got a hold of LaVar's comments, but unlike the leader of the world's most powerful nation, Walton opted to take the high road, saying that there's nothing else he could say about LaVar's statement, per Shahan Ahmed of NBC Los Angeles. That's why I'm down here saying, 'Rebound.

Ball scoffed at assessments from Walton such as this: "The important thing for us is that we learn from our mistakes, we keep our head up, we keep working and grinding away to get where we all want to be".

"I was really proud of our media guys this morning (at shootaround) for not asking about that, because it's not what we're here to do or talk about", Walton said after being asked about it before the Lakers' game vs. the Bulls (per Spectrum SportsNet and Bleacher Report).