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Mavericks coach destroys ESPN 'disgrace' over LaVar Ball


Carlisle said he was making the comments as president of the coach's association when he called the report "a disgrace" and labeled Ball, the father of Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball, a "blowhard loudmouth" with "ignorant" opinions.

It was less than a month ago that the Lakers brass met with Ball about toning down criticism of Walton, the Lakers and how the franchise was handling Lonzo Ball, who returned Friday after missing six games with a sprained left shoulder.

"Luke Walton does not deserve that".

"I'll play for anybody", Ball responded to the yes or no question with half a smile, followed by a head nod in self approval at his response.

"ESPN is an National Basketball Association partner and they've been a great one", Carlisle said.

So far, the Lakers have been committed to Walton as their coach and have not shown any signs of turning away from him anytime soon.




Walton was asked about Ball's comments at practice on Sunday. "As long as Zo is fine with it and Zo can come in and play and it doesn't affect mine and his relationship, then it doesn't bother me at all". We've been through a hard stretch. "We're going through that now and went through that a year ago".

Carlisle said that didn't mean the sports media behemoth should run news based on what coaches will like. That team won the first 24 games of the season and 39-4 under Walton's guidance.

LaVar Ball has made headlines in the past for, among many other things, insisting that no other team should draft Lonzo Ball except the Lakers, placing a $495 price tag on the sneakers offered by his Big Baller Brand clothing line, saying he could beat Michael Jordan 1-on-1 and getting into a rift with President Donald Trump over how LiAngelo Ball was ultimately allowed to return to the USA following his shoplifting issue in China. "You can't give my son the best player in the league, and don't expect them not to win".

"We're, I feel, very secure in my job status right now", Walton told reporters. "They're 100 percent behind and supporting what we're doing".

Asked if he disagrees with the idea that he's lost the locker room, Walton responded, "I would disagree with that, yes".

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