Gregg Popovich adds to LaVar Ball fury: He’s “meaningless’

We found another member of the LaVar Ball fan club. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich mocked the loudmouth dad for being insignificant, after his remarks criticizing Lakers coach Luke Walton have been met with sharp opposition. “Whenever anyone says anything about another individual or about the quality of another individual, or

NBA teams trying to threaten media away from LaVar Ball

Lonzo Ball tried to cliche his way through an interview. Luke Walton used humor to deflect the spotlight growing on him. Rick Carlisle issued a threat to ESPN. But other NBA teams reportedly are taking the most action following LaVar Ball’s attempt to dethrone the Lakers head coach. Several NBA

Mavericks coach destroys ESPN “disgrace’ over LaVar Ball

DALLAS — Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle went ballistic on LaVar Ball and ESPN for igniting the latest Lakers controversy when the eccentric father told the website coach Luke Walton has lost the team. Carlisle said he was making the comments as president of the coach’s association when he called

LaVar Ball launches attack aiming for Luke Walton’s head

LaVar Ball can go away, but that doesn’t mean he’s gone. From 6,000 miles away, the Ball family patriarch launched an attack at Lakers coach Luke Walton, saying he has lost the team in an apparent attempt to get his son’s coach fired. Ball, speaking from Lithuania, where he has

Luke Walton: Phil Jackson deserved better from Knicks

Lakers coach Luke Walton won’t use the triangle with the Lakers but wished it had worked in New York and wasn’t “in favor’’ of Phil Jackson’s termination last June. Walton, whom Jackson wanted to make his coach after the 2015-16 season, said he’s been in contact with the Zen

The predictable LaVar Ball-Lakers war is coming

A father who didn’t think a couple high school basketball coaches were qualified to coach his sons isn’t stopping with the professionals. It took less than five weeks into Lonzo Ball’s rookie season for LaVar Ball to blame the Lakers’ coaching staff for not translating his son’s talent into

Luke Walton: Lakers teammate talked to fight-bailing Lonzo Ball

Rookie Lonzo Ball is still learning the NBA ropes, which apparently includes how to respond to an on-court scuffle. According to Lakers’ coach Luke Walton, a teammate spoke with Ball about his blasé reaction to an altercation during Friday night’s game against the Suns. “Someone on our team talked with

Lakers lay out the LaVar Ball ground rules

Lonzo Ball is meeting with the Lakers on Wednesday as the sides move toward a partnership that will determine the future of the once-proud franchise. The point guard phenom, though, has been overshadowed in the leadup to the Lakers meeting and the NBA Draft by his outrageous father, LaVar. Lakers coach Luke

Lakers lay out the LaVar Ball ground rules

Lonzo Ball is meeting with the Lakers on Wednesday as the sides move toward a partnership that will determine the future of the once-proud franchise. The point guard phenom, though, has been overshadowed in the leadup to the Lakers meeting and the NBA Draft by his outrageous father, LaVar. Lakers coach Luke

Lakers lay out the LaVar Ball ground rules

Lonzo Ball is meeting with the Lakers on Wednesday as the sides move toward a partnership that will determine the future of the once-proud franchise. The point guard phenom, though, has been overshadowed in the leadup to the Lakers meeting and the NBA Draft by his outrageous father, LaVar. Lakers coach Luke

Lakers lay out the LaVar Ball ground rules

Lonzo Ball is meeting with the Lakers on Wednesday as the sides move toward a partnership that will determine the future of the once-proud franchise. The point guard phenom, though, has been overshadowed in the leadup to the Lakers meeting and the NBA Draft by his outrageous father, LaVar. Lakers coach Luke

Lakers lay out the LaVar Ball ground rules

Lonzo Ball is meeting with the Lakers on Wednesday as the sides move toward a partnership that will determine the future of the once-proud franchise. The point guard phenom, though, has been overshadowed in the leadup to the Lakers meeting and the NBA Draft by his outrageous father, LaVar. Lakers coach Luke

Lakers lay out the LaVar Ball ground rules

Lonzo Ball is meeting with the Lakers on Wednesday as the sides move toward a partnership that will determine the future of the once-proud franchise. The point guard phenom, though, has been overshadowed in the leadup to the Lakers meeting and the NBA Draft by his outrageous father, LaVar. Lakers coach Luke