Gregg Popovich Throws Shade At LaVar Ball, Calls His Opinion 'Meaningless'

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REUTERS/Bob Donnan-USA TODAY SportsGolden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr presides over a press conference before the start of Game Two of the National Basketball Association finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Gregg Popovich is frequently asked to weigh in on issues.

Nearly 6,000 miles away from the Los Angeles Lakers' home, LaVar Ball riled up coaches, former players, an analysts when he all but called for the job of head coach Luke Walton. "But I think I totally get conceptually where Magic was coming from and the style of play that Luke [Walton] is promoting, the fast-paced game".

Last night, however, Luke Walton won the coaching battle as the Lakers won the game.

LaVar's son, Lonzo, has since said he will "play for anybody". He also revealed that he had been asking people from the media why they continued covering what Ball says. "Nobody wants to. But our bosses tell us we have to, because of the ratings, because of the readership.' Somewhere - I guess (LaVar) is in Lithuania - LaVar Ball is laughing at all of us", Kerr added.

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Seeking multiple expiring contracts in return for some intriguing pieces that could use some new scenery, while keeping an eye on the 2018 summer, the Los Angeles Lakers should be one of the busiest teams this season.

"Luke is my guy", he said, according to Ganguli.

"With Kobe [Bryant] gone and the young core players that we have, and I think players understand and see what Lonzo Ball brings to the table as a point guard, I really think we are in a good place and I think [Johnson] will be able to deliver next year".

I usually stay away from discussing what-if trade scenarios, but it's tough to ignore the noise around this Lakers team, A name that's been mentioned in trade talks since the offseason is fourth-year forward Julius Randle.

Then the five-time All-Star dropped the hammer.