LaVar Ball: Lakers coach Luke Walton 'doesn't have control' of team

LaVar stayed as silent as he could, but then he chose to renew his one-sided rivalry with the Lakers head coach while in Lithuania.

There is also the question of whether the 11-27 Lakers have enough talent to compete for championships even with James aboard in the future.

The Hornets' last game was a victory against the Sacramento Kings.

The only thing tighter than the rookie's calf muscles was the Lakers' tightly-wound implosion in the final 3:56 of a 115-100 road loss to the. Thursday was his first game back. The NBA, of course, is a different animal, and Ball's antics weren't expected to be tolerated when Lonzo arrived in L.A.

It was Lonzo Ball's first game back since December 23 because of a shoulder injury, and his father didn't seem pleased the point guard played just 27 minutes.

Given his changing role, Ennis - at $4,100 - is projected for just 5.4 FanDuel points and 6.4 minutes on Friday against the Charlotte Hornets. Brook Lopez returned to the starting lineup at center for the first time since suffering a sprained ankle.

The noted sports dad spoke with ESPN's Jeff Goodman while overseas in Lithuania about the Los Angeles Lakers' head coach and made a rather damning allegation regarding Walton's ability to exert control over his own team.

Brandon Ingram rallied for the Lakers with 22 points and 14 rebounds.

"Lonzo looked good, but he also looked disgusted", LaVar said of his elder son's performance in a 108-94 loss to the Charlotte Hornets on Thursday night.

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They dribbled the ball off their feet, fired airballs.

"That's a good team", he added of the Lakers, who have lost nine straight games. We're in January now and there's not much time left to turn the season around. The team was trounced 133-96 by the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday.

Ball brought the ball up, crossed over Kemba Walker, waltzed into the lane and threw down a monster dunk. At the time, the Lakers trailed 20-18 and still had life.

In the first game, Kyle Kuzma outrebounded Dwight with 14 rebounds. They can't stop turning the ball over carelessly when running in transition or in half court when their offense slows down, and they committed 21 turnovers that led to 28 points for the Nuggets (13-9).

Charlotte hit two three-pointers to start the second quarter, putting the Lakers behind 10 points. He led the Hornets with 19 points.

As has been the case in each of his visits since departing the Lakers for Houston as a free agent in 2013, Howard was routinely booed Friday night. No high five's when they come out of the game.

Earlier in the evening, Coach Luke Walton had lamented the Lakers' "tragic" defense over their then-eight game losing streak.

For the majority of the season, defense has been the calling card of this Lakers club. Currently, the Lakers sit at 11-27, the worst mark in the Western Conference and the second-worst record in the National Basketball Association.

"That's how we're going to win games", Ball said. Give him LeBron and Gelo [LiAngelo Ball]. It was hardly a defensive cure-all.

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