The Los Angeles Lakers “front office” met with LaVar Ball sometime within “the past few weeks” to ask Lonzo Ball’s father to pull back on his criticism of head coach Luke Walton. This was in part an effort to build a more “positive atmosphere” around Lonzo.
Shelburne cites “sources” in her report, but she also confirmed the meeting did indeed happen with LaVar himself, who said it was the “best thing” that they met.
It’s an interesting turn in the developing relationship between father, son and franchise. A report on the Lakers enforcing the "LaVar Ball rule" during home games — asking STAPLES Center security to keep media away from the friends and family waiting area after games where they’ve been eager to put a microphone in front of LaVar — came out in early December.
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