Luke Walton might not be the best NBA head coach, but the due still has his sense of humor. After the Los Angeles Lakers snapped a nine game losing streak with a win over the Atlanta Hawks Sunday night, the team’s coach was in a joking mood.
During the game, Walton removed rookie point guard Lonzo Ball from the game earlier than usual in the first and third quarters Sunday night and was asked why by a reporter. His answer was amazing and NSFW.
Luke Walton is asked why Lonzo Ball came out midway through the first and third quarters. Walton cracked, “Um yeah, his dad was talking s— so I took him out early.” pic.twitter.com/kaqRRJSZLn
— Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) January 8, 2018
If you couldn’t hear that, Walton said, “His dad (Lavar Ball) was talking sh*t so I took him out early.”
Walton held it for a minute before saying, “I’m just kidding.”
The reasoning for Walton’s joke, well LaVar Ball told ESPN that Walton had lost the team and the Lakers players didn’t want to play for him. Lonzo and others refuted that claim almost as soon as LaVar made it.