Lakers owner Jeanie Buss tweets support for Luke Walton

Lakers owner Jeanie Buss tweets support for Luke Walton

Dallas native Julius Randle had 23 points and 15 rebounds to help the Los Angeles Lakers seal a 107-101 National Basketball Association overtime win over the Mavericks.

First, LaVar Ball critiqued the fact that he felt Walton wasn't the right coach for his son, and then later went on to talk in a separate interview about his perception of things being that the Lakers don't want to play for Walton at all.

At the beginning of the weekend, there were reports and rumors, brought to the spotlight by ESPN's Brian Windhorst, about some Lakers' executives not having unconditional support for Walton. The shooting woes were the result of an LSU defense focused on limiting Arkansas freshman Daniel Gafford's touches near the basket as well as the continuation of the team's overall struggles in SEC play. Against the Spurs, the Lakers only shot 41.4 percent overall with their free throws again lacking, but Lonzo was a bright spot in the win. Head coach Luke Walton is not only giving his sophomore more minutes, but Walton is actually relying on Ingram as a primary option late in games.

"It's nothing serious", Leonard said after the Spurs' 93-81 loss to the Lakers on Thursday night. Defensively, however, the Lakers looked like a complete mess and lost all four games because rim protection was nearly non-existent.

If LaVar doesn't deserve the respect they have shown him, there's no embarrassing or intimidating him, either, when all he has to do in reply is talk into a live microphone. Golden State coach Steve Kerr, coach Stan Van Gundy and coach Gregg Popovich also expressed their support for Walton and their disdain for Ball being given a platform to speak his mind. "We've got to fix it".

"Which coach has LeBron (James) Tweeted about most recently?"

Walton used to play for the Lakers from 2003 to 2012 before being traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers the following year.

One reason why Randle and Lopez work so well together is that the starting center enjoys hanging out by the three-point line and shooting from distance.

The Lakers, 14-27, are en route to Dallas for a matchup against the Mavericks tomorrow night, followed by road games in Memphis and Oklahoma City next week. Lonzo has also averaged 42.9 percent from the floor, a new high considering he's only shot 34.8 percent before the Spurs game.

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