LaVar Ball Thinks He Should Coach Lonzo Ball’s Lakers

Bryan Brandom
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LaVar Ball took a break from arguing with ostensibly the most powerful man on the planet for a more typical dad spat—calling out his son’s coach.

But unlike that youth-baseball dad who thinks his kid should pitch in every single game, LaVar is dealing with a former NBA champion in Luke Walton, head coach of son Lonzo Ball’s Los Angeles Lakers.

LaVar’s critique: the Lakers coaching staff isn’t riding Lonzo hard enough.

“They’re soft. They don’t know how to coach my son,” LaVar told Bleacher Report. “I know how to coach him. I tell him to go get the victory. Stop messing around.”

More on this genius strategy: “What I mean by babying [Lonzo], ‘He’ll figure it out.’ It ain’t about that. ‘Be patient with him?’ Ain’t no patience if you’re winning. … They’re letting it go too easy, saying they’re a young team. Forget about that! Put the [onus] on them. Say, ‘You guys need to win. You’ve got enough talent. Win some games.'”

Wise words apparently lost on every team that isn’t the Golden State Warriors. This man needs an NBA team to helm. If only the 3-15 Dallas Mavericks could be told to stop messing around.

“Go get the W. Do whatever it takes. That’s why I’m down here saying, ‘Rebound,'” LaVar said. “He’s been away from me too long. I see tendencies in his game—they’re trying to baby him a little bit.”

Actually, Lonzo credited a Lakers assistant coach—not his dad—with his aggression on the glass.

After listing all his problems with Coach Walton, LaVar said he doesn’t have a problem with Coach Walton: “No, I have a problem with losing.”

The Lakers are 8-10.