Mavs coach Rick Carlisle bashes LaVar Ball for criticism of Luke Walton

Jan 08, 2018, 03:11

Dallas Mavericks head coach and NBA Coaches Association president Rick Carlisle was not pleased with ESPN's publication of a story that centered around LaVar Ball saying Luke Walton has has lost the Lakers locker room.

LaVar Ball watched the Los Angeles Lakers' 108-94 Friday night loss to the Charlotte Hornets from Lithuania, but that didn't stop him from criticizing the team's coach.

"You can see they're not playing for Luke no more", Ball said, per Jeff Goodman of ESPN. Get the app and get the game. "Printing an article where the father of an National Basketball Association player has an opinion - that is printed as anything like legitimate - erodes the trust that we've built with ESPN". LaVar being the father of the team's top draft pick makes things a bit different, but he has no control over how the team plays or what moves they make. No high-fives when they come out of the game.

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"No, I'm saying they should look at their sources and do a better job of determining whether they have any merit or any validity".

When Walton spoke at shootaround on Sunday morning, he said he had not yet had a conversation with Lonzo Ball about his father's comments.

"Part of that partnership is the coaches do a lot of things to help them with access, interviews, all those kinds of things", Carlisle said.

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Walton, who had spoken prior to Ball, contended that the comments from the parent did not bother him, though he did say the noise coming from Ball's father was "Not ideal".

Walton said that he pulled Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (zero points in 20 minutes) early on because of an uncharacteristically poor attention to defense. People don't know why they're in the game. "Give him LeBron and Gelo". "Yeah, there probably shouldn't be many comments from outside". "I don't decide who the coach is".

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 US following his shoplifting issue in China.

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