Ball went 2-of-8 from behind the arc for the game, and said afterward that draining two threes was "a start".
It's freaky to hear the coach of an National Basketball Association team say he's tuning out what his players' parents think of his coaching. The Lakers have begun the 2017-18 National Basketball Association season with a 7-10 record, with Ball averaging a tally of 8.9 points, 7.1 assists, 7.1 rebounds and 1.5 steals as the starting point guard.
The Lakers would probably like nothing more than for LaVar to leave Lonzo to them and stay out of the way, but based on the way the past couple of years have gone, it's safe to say that won't happen anytime soon.
The always outspoken and enigmatic LaVar Ball is back at it again.
Ball has a point - why haven't the Lakers told their prized rookie to "go get the victory"?
"Go get the W. Do whatever it takes". That's why I'm down here saying, 'Rebound.
LaVar Ball Says Lakers Are 'Soft,' Don't Know How to Coach Lonzo
"He's been away from me too long".
Seventeen games into the season and the Los Angeles Lakers are experiencing a bunch of growing pains as they try to figure out what type of team they want to be. Say, 'You guys need to win.
Walton seems to agree with this, which is why he wanted to squash any belief that he was going to be influenced by Ball.
It has been evident since Lonzo's one season at UCLA that his father thinks he has all the answers, and is not the least bit shy about sharing his thoughts. "They don't know how to coach my son".
Lakers coaches are the ones that will help him turn it around from a shooting perspective this season, not LaVar. Of course, given that Ball's goal is to create headlines, all the better to tout his Big Baller Brand company, his "go get the victory" approach to publicity can hardly be questioned.