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Luke Walton declines Kobe Bryant’s help offer....for now

Kobe Bryant isn’t the first guy Luke Walton is calling to ask for help straightening out the Lakers.The Lakers are in the middle of a rough stretch that includes losses in five of their last six games. Their most recent defeat was by a franchise-worst 49 points, which had Walton calling the performance “embarrassing.”Kobe recently offered to help the Lakers — most specifically...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Luke Walton has great quote about why teams shouldn’t tank

Don’t assume the Lakers will tank this season, as head coach Luke Walton clearly isn’t a fan of that strategy. Even though they sit at the bottom of the Western Conference with a 16-32 record, they’re surely not doing it on purpose. He was asked about it on Tuesday and had this to say: Luke Walton doesn't believe in tanking. "When you start losing on purpose I think the...
Via The Sports Daily
January 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Luke Walton: ‘Basketball gods’ punish teams that tank

With the worst record in the Western Conference, the Los Angeles Lakers are an obvious longshot to make the playoffs. But according to coach Luke Walton, the team has no interest in tanking. This is a complicated part of every NBA season as it advances.At this point, the best case scenario for Los Angeles would be a first round playoff appearance against the Golden State Warriors...
Via Sportsnaut
January 24, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Luke Walton curses out officials after getting ejected

Luke Walton had a rite of passage on Monday night, as he was ejected for the first time as a head coach. It certainly won’t be the last time that will happen, but the Lakers head honcho was none too pleased about the officiating during the game against the Kings, and he let the officials know about it. Walton had plenty of reason to be upset, too. The play in question happened...
Via The Sports Daily
December 13, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yi Jianlian​ On Luke Walton, NBA Return, Lakers Brand In China

The Los Angeles Lakers newest member, Yi Jianlian, talks to the L.A. media for the first time. Yi talks about working out in Los Angeles for the past two weeks, and talking with Luke Walton about fitting in to his system. Yi, who is a huge star in China, played in the NBA for 5 seasons before returning to play for the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association...
Via Lakers Nation
September 16, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jeanie Buss On Brandon Ingram, Luke Walton

Los Angeles Lakers president Jeanie Buss talks about the Lakers off season moves, relationship with Luke Walton, message for Brandon Ingram.
Via Lakers Nation
August 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Lakers unveil insane new training center

Teams across all sports are beginning to unveil swanky new practice facilities with all sorts of cool amenities, and the Los Angeles Lakers are the next to do so. Today, they unveiled the UCLA Health Training Center in El Segundo, which is scheduled to open up this time next year, and it looks pretty cool. Go inside the Lakers state-of-the-art future home, the @UCLAHealth​ Training...
Via The Comeback
August 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Luke Walton threatened Draymond Green if he didn’t take open shots

Draymond Green had one of his best offenses games of the playoffs on Sunday when he scored a team-high 28 points in the Golden State Warriors’ convincing 110-77 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 2. Green went 11-of-20 with five 3-pointers, seven rebounds and five assists in the victory. After the game, Green was interviewed by ABC/ESPN’s Doris Burke and was asked about...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Luke Walton pranked by Warriors staffer over draft lottery

Luke Walton has two NBA teams in which he’s currently invested, so one of his coworkers decided to take advantage of that. Walton is still an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors, who are in the middle of the Western Conference Finals. He’s also been named the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, who had a big day on Tuesday with the NBA Draft Lottery happening. The...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Luke Walton: Lakers will not run the triangle offense

Luke Walton has been head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers for less than a day, but he already has a good idea about how he’s going to run the team. For starters, he says the team will not run the triangle offense. Walton spoke with the media on Saturday and provided some insight about what the system he’s planning to implement. Walton will not run the triangle offense as...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 30, 2016  |  Discuss
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