Kyle Kuzma defends Luke Walton, says most Lakers 'love playing for him'

US basketball player La Melo Ball Li Angelo Ball and their father La Var Ball attend a press conference in Prienai Lithuania where they will play for the Vytautas club

Kyle Kuzma defends Luke Walton, says most Lakers 'love playing for him'

(7) calls for the ball as he is guarded by LA Clippers guard C.J. Williams (9) during the first half at Staples Center, Dec. 29, 2017. "I just think it's bad".

"I'm not denying them access". I saw freewheelin, freestyle, push the pace basketball featuring Lonzo and the coach was Jud Buechler, who is probably irrelevant.

A day earlier LaVar's comments made for viral fodder and Lakers rookie point guard Lonzo Ball's most rousing response was only that he would "play for anybody."

"I hope he's enjoying his European vacation, and his sons are enjoying playing over in Lithuania, because those two, in my opinion, have no shot at playing in the NBA", Miller said.

The Pistons coach spoke out against ESPN's recent story featuring LaVar blasting Lakers coach Luke Walton to the Detroit Free Press.

Note: As I began to type this up, I saw the irony of writing a story about LaVar Ball and how he doesn't need any attention.

LaVar is only going to go away when the news stops making him news, and as much as they hate to admit it, that isn't happening anytime soon. He's too young. He's too young.

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Luke Walton had been doing his best to stay above the controversy.

His double-double was the ninth of his career so far and head coach Luke Walton credited Lonzo for inspiring their win over the Kings as he got his teammates involved with some impressive playmaking.

If the Lakers are resigned to eventually parting with Randle, either by trading him before the February 8 deadline or letting him walk in free agency, the fourth-year forward is making a point of showing what they'd be giving up on. And then, when Ball inevitably attacks Walton again, the Lakers could simply remind everyone they'd already said all they needed to. But the Lakers as a team are just 12-27. I think it's coming down to Lonzo versus Luke Walton. We'd be hearing from him right now, assuring the world that Walton is his coach, indefinitely, no matter what nonsense LaVar comes up with. It is what it is and we all deal with it.

I thought we were going to go into a Western Conference that was about as deep as we'd ever seen it, did not happen. That changed once the season started, prompting the Lakers' front office to meet with LaVar Ball about toning down his rhetoric.

Blake Griffin rode on a stationary bicycle during the morning shootaround at the Clippers' Playa Vista training facility, the first step in the NBA's concussion protocol. "Nobody wants to play for him".

"I'm just happy to be home", Caldwell-Pope said on Monday. In doing so, though, the Crown Prince of Chino Hills joined Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green and Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic as the third player to post a rebound-assist double-double with fewer than 10 points during the 2017-18 National Basketball Association season, as ESPN's Kevin Pelton pointed out.

But huge things have always been asked, and expected, from 20-year-old franchise players.

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