Ball, whose son Lonzo is a rookie point guard with the Lakers, claimed Saturday to ESPN that Walton "has lost the locker room". In talking about LaVar Ball and the media spotlight that's been placed on Lonzo's father, Kerr most definitely didn't hold back.
He was asked about LaVar Ball after the demonstrative dad told ESPN the Lakers no longer want to play for coach Luke Walton, a dear friend of Kerr and former top assistant with the Warriors. That growing list of coaches is only set to get bigger after ESPN did an interview with the outspoken father and published the piece over the Weekend with the noticeable part of him taking shots at Lakers head coach Luke Walton.
Kerr's comparison to the Kardashians is spot on, as the Ball's even boast their own reality TV show nowadays. But if you package that irrational nonsense with some glitter and some ribbon, people are gonna watch. They must care, or ESPN wouldn't be spending whatever they're spending to send reporters to Lithunia when they are laying off people who are writing really substantial (stories), people like Ethan Strauss and Marc Stein are getting laid off.
"It's not. It's a societal issue, and it's been going on for many, many years, and it's - I think - really invading the sports world now".
"I've talked to people in the media and said 'Why do you guys have to cover that guy, '" said Kerr. "I don't have a problem with LaVar Ball". People are eating out of his hands for no apparent reason, other than he's become like the Kardashians of the National Basketball Association, and I guess that sells and that's what's true in politics, in entertainment and now in sports. It doesn't matter if there's any substance involved in an issue.
"And they say, "Well, we don't want to".
"You can see they're not playing for Luke no more", LaVar said.
Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy has really gotten sick of it and his tone suggested he's willing to boycott ESPN for their actions. Kerr also seems to "get" what LaVar is going for, without endorsing it; Carlisle and Van Gundy come across as marks, whether or not that's fair.
"I feel disgusting for Luke", Kerr said. It's been going on for man, many years.