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.
Lonzo Ball said that one of the pieces of advice Brian Shaw told him was that when he rebounds, his overall game is better. Lonzo took it to heart with his 16 rebounds tonight.
— Serena Winters (@SerenaWinters) November 20, 2017
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.