Michael Beasley

Lakers brass asks LaVar Ball to tone down the rhetoric

Lakers brass asks LaVar Ball to tone down the rhetoric

On November 29, the same day the Lakers played the Golden State Warriors, LaVar Ball and his business manager met with Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka, according to a person who was not authorized to speak publicly. The meeting followed an interview with Bleacher Report in which Ball said the Lakers coaching staff was too soft on point guard Lonzo Ball and didn’t know how to properly coach him.

The Lakers wanted him to tone down the rhetoric.

“It was a good conversation,” LaVar said after Tuesday’s game at Madison Square Garden. “What I love about...

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