To Ball's point, even Walton has confirmed frustrating Julius Randle with his rotations, but the lack of high-fives may be more than just a matter of Walton's coaching acumen.
He added, after a follow-up question: "My job is to play basketball".
Only, the interview continued, and at one point, Ball was asked plainly if he likes Walton as a coach.
"I feel very secure in my job status right now", Walton said. If he's ready to play, let him play. LaVar Ball was in Lithuania with LiAngelo Ball and LaMelo Ball when he made these comments - the Lakers can't stop that.
"Luke can come up to me and ask whatever is on his mind", Lonzo Ball said.
"I'm fine with it".
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"That is just his opinion".
"I don't see that the players aren't playing hard", Walton said. The press is going to make it out like I'm trying to demean them or they're trying to demean me. So, he is definitely going to have a strong opinion about it.
"I'm fine with it, it doesn't bother me", Walton said of LaVar Ball's repeated criticism of him.
Walton was asked whether LaVar Ball's comments could possibly influence what management is thinking about its coach and the team's rebuild.
"You would be lying to say that there are guys that are not frustrated on this team", Andrew Bogut told ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk during a December ESPN report.
Walton said that he pulled Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (zero points in 20 minutes) early on because of an uncharacteristically poor attention to defense. I tell him to go get the victory.
Kuzma, who has been arguably the team's best player this season, has been struggling as of late and is coming off one of his worst performances of the season against the lowly Charlotte Hornets. My only concern with any of it is for [Lonzo Ball]. I know our front office and organization, they'll do whatever they have to do on their end of it, but I'm not spending my time trying to figure out what they're all doing about it.