LaVar Ball says Lakers 'don't want to play' for Luke Walton

The Lakers are on a nine-game losing streak, and losing has often brought about LaVar Ball's public critiques.

"My only concern with any of it is for Zo", Walton said, brushing off the comments.

Despite the fact that he said he didn't have a problem with his coaching earlier this season, he clearly does.

"In exchange for that, they should back up the coaches", Carlisle said.

"Our coaches are upset because Luke Walton does not deserve that, " the Mavs coach said. "It's a good feeling, pretty gratifying coming back from all the rehab and the injuries and a couple setbacks I had along the way to make it to a point where I guess I'm solidified at least for the rest of the seasons it's a cool, nice little, I don't know, point where I guess I can look back and appreciate all the hard work that I had to get to this point".

Provided a second opportunity to clarify his comments regarding his coach, Ball was asked about the "Play for anybody" response and to expand on preferences, with relation to liking or disliking his coach. "That is all I do, is play". "We're going through that now and went through that past year".

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"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.

The rough stretch Walton is referring to was a nightmarish end to December featuring games against the best teams in the National Basketball Association without break. "Yeah, there probably shouldn't be many comments from outside".

The outspoken father has gone on record to state that all of his sons will someday play for the Lakers, but if continues to trash people in the organization and make life miserable for people, he'll be looking at none of sons playing for the team.

Clearly, LaVar is a father who wants to have input on how his sons are coached, who they play with, and what they do on the court.

Walton added, "I feel very secure in my job status right now". "What I love about [Johnson] is just the communication that we have as a family and as friends to fix the situation they're just solutions that we throw off each other. We [ownership, front office] talk all the time, and there're 100 percent behind in supporting what we're doing here".

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