LaVar Ball speaks on the Lakers' "raggedy" record.
Los Angeles Lakers rooking point guard Lonzo Ball is reportedly "disgusted" with the Lakers' 8-15 record this season and their current five game losing streak. Of course, this report of how Lonzo is feeling comes from none other than his father, LaVar.
LaVar appeared on SiriusXM NBA Radio on Tuesday to talk about the Lake Show's struggles, including how the coaches aren't using his son properly.
"He's disgusted. He's not used to losing like this. The Lakers should build around Lonzo. Why are they sitting him down and not starting him [in] the fourth quarter? This is why the record is raggedy."
Lonzo did not play at all in the fourth quarter of the Lakers' 118-95 loss at home to the Rockets on Sunday, and he finished with just two points on 0-of-4 shooting in 22 minutes. So far this season, the 19-year old point guard is averaging 8.7 points, 7 assists and 6.9 rebounds per game.
LaVar has been critical of the Lakers' coaching in the past, telling Bleacher Report's Eric Pincus, "They're soft. They don't know how to coach my son. I know how to coach him. I tell him to go get the victory. Stop messing around."
In an effort to quiet LaVar, the Lakers recently enforced "an existing policy" which prevents members of the media from congregating in a section of the arena among family and friends of players after games. According to ESPN's Chris Haynes, Staples Center employees are referring to this as the "LaVar Ball Rule."
Family, friends and agents typically wait for players in the seats behind the basket closest to the visiting team's locker room at the conclusion of games, which is where LaVar Ball has been interviewed in the past. As part of the "LaVar Ball Rule," which a team spokesperson described as an existing policy, interviews conducted in that designated area near the tunnel are now forbidden.
That said, the Lakers organization still can't prevent the Big Baller from going on shows such as SiriusXM NBA Radio and voicing his displeasure with the team's performance.