NBA Rumors: Coach Frank Vogel Says L.A. Lakers Hired The ‘Right Guy’ To Replace Luke Walton

After suffering a huge disappointment in LeBron James’ first season wearing the Purple and Gold, the Los Angeles Lakers decided to make huge changes not only with their roster but also with their front office and coaching staffs. A few days after Magic Johnson resigned as president of basketball operations, the Lakers fired Luke Walton […]

NBA Rumors: Adam Silver Says Rich Paul Told Him Luke Walton Isn’t ‘The Right Guy To Coach LeBron’

Earlier this week, ESPN’s Baxter Holmes took a detailed look at the dysfunction that allegedly took place during the Los Angeles Lakers’ “failed reboot” of the past few seasons, particular their recently concluded 2018-19 campaign. This report covered numerous tense dealings Lakers staff members had with the team’s front office, especially former team president Magic […]

NBA Rumors: LeBron James Reacts To Report Claiming His Trust In The Lakers Has Been ‘Damaged’

One day after it was suggested that LeBron James might not trust the Los Angeles Lakers as much as he did when he signed a four-year, $153.3 million contract with the team last July, the four-time MVP took to social media to deny the rumors. He reaffirmed his commitment to the team as they prepare […]

Ex-Lakers Coach Luke Walton Accused Of Sexual Assault

A prominent NBA head coach has been accused of sexual assault by an NBA reporter, according to a newly announced lawsuit. According to TMZ, which obtained the lawsuit, Luke Walton has been sued by NBA reporter Kelli Tennant, who alleges that Walton came up to her hotel room in Santa Monica, touched her inappropriately, and […]

NBA Rumors: Magic Johnson Will Still Recruit Free Agents For Lakers

Magic Johnson, the NBA legend who played for his entire career with the Los Angeles Lakers, abruptly announced at the end of the season that he was stepping down from his position as the top front office decision-maker for the team. Johnson, it was reported at the time, had not told the team’s owner, Jeanie […]

NBA Rumors: Kings Reportedly Considering Luke Walton As Dave Joerger’s Replacement At Head Coach

As of this writing, Luke Walton may still have his job intact as the Los Angeles Lakers’ head coach. But with the Sacramento Kings having just fired Dave Joerger despite a surprisingly solid 2018-19 campaign, reports suggest that the Lakers’ inter-division rivals are interested in hiring Walton as his replacement. In a tweet posted on […]

Lakers Rumors: ‘Backchannel Information’ Reveals Anthony Davis ‘Liked’ Luke Walton As Head Coach

New Orleans Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis will be one of the hottest commodities on the trade market in the 2019 NBA offseason. Despite failing to secure a deal before the February NBA trade deadline, the Los Angeles Lakers are still widely expected to resume their pursuit of Davis next summer. Since Davis hired Rich Paul […]

Lakers Rumors: LeBron James Hints At Desire To Have Coach Luke Walton Back In 2019-20 Season

After failing to reach the Western Conference playoffs for the sixth consecutive year, rumors and speculations continue to swirl around coach Luke Walton and his future with the Los Angeles Lakers. Walton is currently taking most of the blame for the Lakers’ inability to end their playoff drought, and there is a growing belief that […]

Tracy McGrady Says L.A. Lakers Should Blame Struggle On ‘Guys That Put The Pieces,’ Not Coach Luke Walton

Despite having the best basketball player on the planet, LeBron James, on their roster, the Los Angeles Lakers still failed to earn a playoff spot in the deep Western Conference in the 2018-19 NBA season. As of now, Lakers head coach Luke Walton is taking most of the blame for their recent struggle, and there […]

NBA Rumors: Lakers Are ‘Not Aligned On Any Level’ Heading Into Offseason, Per Adrian Wojnarowski

Although the Los Angeles Lakers appear to have weathered the worst of the slump that has affected them throughout the second half of the 2018-19 NBA season, a new report suggests that the organization is still in a state of chaos as they head into the offseason and prepare to miss the playoffs for a […]

LeBron James Wanted To Finish Out Regular Season But Was Overruled By Team’s Medical Staff, Luke Walton Says

LeBron James wanted to finish out the 2019 regular season but was overruled by the Los Angeles Lakers medical staff, coach Luke Walton revealed on Sunday. This week, the Lakers announced that James would be shut down for the remaining two weeks of the regular season in order to allow his strained left groin to […]

NBA Rumors: Luke Walton ‘Fully Expects’ To Coach The L.A. Lakers In 2019-20 Season

Despite the successful acquisition of LeBron James last summer, the Los Angeles Lakers were still unable to end their playoff drought in the 2018-19 NBA season. With the Lakers set to miss the postseason for the sixth straight year, rumors and speculation have been circulating around Coach Luke Walton and his future in Los Angeles. […]

Clippers Head Coach Doc Rivers Comments On Lakers Rumors: ‘I’m Going Nowhere’

On Monday, veteran NBA reporter Peter Vecsey got the rumor mill buzzing when he wrote on his Patreon page that Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers was interested in coaching his team’s cross-town rivals, the Lakers, in the event that they fire Luke Walton in the offseason. According to Silver Screen and Roll, this […]

Lakers Rumors: Doc Rivers Could Replace Luke Walton As Head Coach, Per Peter Vecsey

With their inability to end their playoff drought in the 2018-19 NBA season, rumors and speculation have started to circulate that the Los Angeles Lakers are planning to fire Luke Walton as head coach next summer. In the past months, several names have emerged as potential replacements for Walton, including former Cavaliers head coach Tyronn […]

NBA Rumors: Luke Walton Could Coach Suns Or Cavaliers If Lakers Fire Him Next Summer, Per ‘Sporting News’

In the past few months, rumors and speculation have swirled around Coach Luke Walton and his future with the Los Angeles Lakers. Despite successfully acquiring LeBron James in the offseason, the Lakers were still unable to end their playoff drought in the 2018-19 NBA season. It’s definitely unfair for Walton to take all the blame […]

NBA Rumors: Luke Walton Will ‘Almost Certainly’ Be Fired As Lakers Coach After Season, Per Marc Stein

LeBron James may be in “playoff mode” coming off the All-Star break, but it’s now likelier than ever that the Los Angeles Lakers will be missing their sixth straight postseason, even with the four-time MVP having long returned from a groin injury that kept him out of 18 games. Many fingers have been pointed in […]

NBA Rumors: Tyronn Lue Could Replace Luke Walton As Lakers Coach Next Year, Chris Haynes Speculates

The Los Angeles Lakers have a seemingly tall order ahead of them. Aside from the fact that they are 10th place in the Western Conference with a 30-31 record, the Lakers have also dealt with rumors of poor locker room morale and a lack of chemistry due to previous trade rumors involving New Orleans Pelicans […]

Lakers Rumors: Coach Luke Walton Not Ruling Out Using ‘Death Lineup’ Against Milwaukee Bucks

After suffering back-to-back losses, the Los Angeles Lakers have finally returned to the win column with a 125-119 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night at Staples Center. Winning the remaining games of the 2018-19 NBA season is very important for the Lakers as they currently sit out of the playoff race in […]

Lakers Rumors: Coach Luke Walton Reveals Status Of Relationship With LeBron James

Coach Luke Walton’s future with the Los Angeles Lakers has been a major question since the arrival of LeBron James in the 2018 NBA offseason. Every time the Lakers struggle, rumors and speculations have been swirling that the team may consider firing Walton as their head coach. That is definitely not a surprise, especially with […]

Lakers Rumors: Luke Walton ‘Will Definitely Finish The Season’ As Coach Despite Recent Slump, Per ‘LA Times’

Despite LeBron James’ recent return from a groin injury that led to his longest on-court absence in a 16-year NBA career, the Los Angeles Lakers have gone 1-4 in their last five games. Most recently, they lost to one of the league’s worst teams, dropping to a 28-29 record. As such, there has been speculation […]

Lakers News: Michael Beasley, JaVale McGee Break Silence On Rumored Altercation With Coach Luke Walton

As they continue to struggle and be involved in trade rumors before the February NBA trade, drama and frustrations have started to build around the Los Angeles Lakers. After suffering a 115-101 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night at the Oracle Arena, several Lakers’ veterans, including Michael Beasley, Lance Stephenson, and JaVale […]

Lakers Rumors: LaVar Ball Throws Shade At Coach Luke Walton & Anthony Davis Amid Trade Rumors Involving Lonzo

After being mostly out of the spotlight earlier in the 2018-19 NBA season, LaVar Ball, the outspoken father of former No. 2 overall pick Lonzo Ball, is back from criticizing the Los Angeles Lakers, specifically Coach Luke Walton. The elder ball offered fresh criticisms to Walton as his son’s name continues to surface in trade […]

NBA Rumors: Lakers Veterans Had Heated Argument With Luke Walton After Loss To Warriors, Per Shams Charania

With their 115-101 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Saturday, the Los Angeles Lakers dropped to a 27-26 record, putting them at 10th place in the Western Conference, right behind the surprisingly competitive Sacramento Kings. This loss was reportedly followed by a heated “verbal exchange” between Lakers head coach Luke Walton and several of […]

NBA Rumors: Jason Kidd Emerging As ‘Favorite’ To Replace Luke Walton As Lakers Head Coach, Per Ric Bucher

Even before the 2018-19 NBA season started, rumors and speculations have already been swirling around Coach Luke Walton and his future with the Los Angeles Lakers. The speculations have somewhat died down when Lakers owner Jeanie Buss said that Walton still has the full support of the organization. However, now that the Lakers are currently […]

NBA Rumors: LeBron James’s Camp Pushing For Lakers To Fire Coach Luke Walton, Says Jackie MacMullan

Although the Los Angeles Lakers’ recent slump has largely been blamed on the strained groin that has kept LeBron James out for the last 15 games, that hasn’t stopped rumors regarding coach Luke Walton’s job security from swirling. This includes speculation that there may be some people close to James who are hoping that the […]

Despite Struggles, Rajon Rondo Remains Optimistic About Lakers’ Playoff Chances, ‘We’ve Got LeBron’

Having LeBron James on their roster, the Los Angeles Lakers entered the 2018-19 NBA season with the goal of ending their five-year playoff drought. Earlier this season, the Lakers managed to establish themselves as one of the top four NBA teams in the deep Western Conference. However, things have dramatically changed when the Lakers were […]

Lakers Rumors: Coach Luke Walton Hints At Plan To Make Major Lineup Changes After Embarrassing Loss To Cavs

It’s understandable why the Los Angeles Lakers have struggled in the past few games. They are currently playing without the best basketball player on the planet, LeBron James, who suffered a groin injury in their Christmas day faceoff against the reigning NBA champions, Golden State Warriors. However, it’s definitely unforgivable when the Lakers lost to […]

NBA Rumors: Lakers Replacing Luke Walton With Mark Jackson Is ‘Matter Of When, Not If,’ Per ‘Get More Sports’

Despite an earlier assurance from Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations Earvin “Magic” Johnson that he won’t fire head coach Luke Walton “unless something drastic happens,” there have still been rumors suggesting he might not fit into the team’s long-term plans. With that in mind, a recent tweet from Get More Sports‘ Chris Sheridan […]

NBA Rumors: LA Lakers React On The Possibility Of Losing LeBron James For Extended Time Due To Injury

On Christmas day, LeBron James faced the reigning NBA champions, theGolden State Warriors, for the first time in the 2018-19 NBA season as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers started the game strong and ended up beating the mighty Warriors with a 26-point lead. Unfortunately, James left the game with an injury. […]

Lakers Rumors: Luke Walton ‘Doesn’t Fit Mold’ Of What Magic Johnson Wants In A Coach, Per Adrian Wojnarowski

Previous reports have suggested that Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations Earvin “Magic” Johnson isn’t planning to fire head coach Luke Walton at any point during the 2018-19 NBA season. But as far as the team’s long-term strategy is concerned, the laid-back Walton apparently doesn’t mesh with Johnson’s old-school expectations for a head coach, […]

Lakers Rumors: LaVar Ball Discusses His Relationship With LeBron James, Gives Ultimatum To Coach Luke Walton

Even before Lonzo Ball was selected as the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, his outspoken father, LaVar Ball, has already made his own name in the league. The older Ball became popular with his antics and served as one of the major distractions for the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2017-18 […]

NBA Rumors: Magic Johnson Blasts Report Claiming LeBron James Is Ignoring Luke Walton

Earlier this week, a report suggested that LeBron James was mostly marching to the beat of his own drummer, ignoring Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton’s play calls by running “the plays he prefers” while on the court. According to Lakers team president Earvin “Magic” Johnson, that isn’t the case at all, as he […]

NBA Rumors: Erik Spoelstra Explains Why Luke Walton Is ‘Perfect Guy’ To Coach LeBron James, Lakers

Luke Walton is currently in his third year as the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. Unlike the first two, the 2018-19 NBA season is a tougher challenge for Walton, especially now that LeBron James is playing for the purple and gold. Coaching James adds more pressure and comes with a huge expectation. When […]

NBA Rumors: Coach Tom Thibodeau Offers Advice To Luke Walton After Lakers’ Slow Start

In the NBA, rumors and speculations are not just swirling around players but also to the coaches, especially when their respective teams are struggling during the season. The Cleveland Cavaliers recently fired Tyronn Lue after the team went on a 0-6 start. As of now, two other coaches – Luke Walton of the Los Angeles […]

Lakers Rumors: Magic Johnson Decides On Luke Walton’s Future, ‘We’re Not Going To Fire Him’

As the Los Angeles Lakers continue to struggle in the 2018-19 NBA season, rumors and speculations continue to swirl that Luke Walton could soon be fired as the team’s head coach. Lakers President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson recently held a meeting where he reportedly “shouted and cursed” at Walton, according to Tania Ganguli of […]

NBA Rumors: LaVar Ball Reveals Main Reason Behind Lakers’ Slow Start, Offers Luke Walton Advice

Despite having the best basketball player on the planet, LeBron James, the Los Angeles Lakers still struggled earlier in the 2018-19 NBA season. Their inconsistent performance is somewhat expected since the team is mostly consisting of new faces, trying to make themselves fit with the Lakers’ system and build a good chemistry with the young […]

NBA Rumors: Jason Kidd, Mark Jackson Emerge As Potential Candidates If Lakers Fire Luke Walton, Per ‘Scoop B’

With the Los Angeles Lakers off to a slow start, rumors and speculations continue to swirl that the team may consider firing Luke Walton as head coach. After back-to-back losses against the San Antonio Spurs and the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Lakers President of Basketball Operations reportedly “admonished” Walton for their struggle, according to ESPN. Luke […]

NBA Rumors: Luke Walton Blamed By Magic Johnson For Lakers’ Slow Start, Per ‘ESPN’

At the moment, things aren’t going as well as expected for the Los Angeles Lakers, who currently have a 3-5 record despite the strong play of four-time NBA MVP LeBron James. And with the Lakers having lost two straight games prior to their narrow 114-113 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday, team president Earvin […]

After Serving Four-Game Suspension, Will Brandon Ingram Replace Kyle Kuzma In The Lakers’ Starting Lineup?

Los Angeles Lakers small forward Brandon Ingram earned a four-game suspension after being involved in a brawl in their recent game against the Houston Rockets. In his absence, Lakers Head Coach Luke Walton decided to use Kyle Kuzma as his starting forward. Kuzma didn’t waste the opportunity to prove himself. In the four games he […]

Lakers Rumors: Luke Walton Could Be The First Coach To Be Fired In 2018-19 NBA Season

The arrival of LeBron James in the recent free agency was expected to turn the Los Angeles Lakers from a rebuilding team to a legitimate playoff contender in the Western Conference. James has been to the NBA Finals in the last eight years, so it’s not surprising why most people predicted the Purple and Gold […]

NBA Rumors: Coach Luke Walton Reveals New Starters After Lakers-Rockets Brawl

The first regular season game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Houston Rockets ended up with a brawl involving Rajon Rondo, Brandon Ingram, and Chris Paul. All players received fines and suspensions for their actions. Rondo got slapped with a three-game suspension and $186,207 fine, Ingram needs to pay $158,816 and sit for four […]

Lakers Rumors: LeBron James Reaffirms Team’s Commitment To ‘Positionless Basketball’ In 2018-19

With the Los Angeles Lakers having just kicked off their preseason schedule, the team is entering the 2018-19 NBA season with a ragtag collection of centers whom many believe don’t have a chance to earn a starting job on almost any other NBA team. But that doesn’t seem to faze the Lakers’ recently signed superstar, […]

NBA Rumors: Charles Barkley Explains Why Luke Walton Will Struggle Coaching LeBron James Next Season

NBA Hall of Famer and TNT analyst Charles Barkley is one of the few people who’s not in favor of LeBron James’ decision to join the Los Angeles Lakers in the recent free agency. Barkley believes James should have stayed with his hometown team, Cleveland Cavaliers, and said that signing with the purple and gold […]

Lakers News: Coach Luke Walton Wants To Compete ‘Every Single Year’ With LeBron James

Last season, LeBron James single-handedly carried the Cleveland Cavaliers to the NBA Finals. For the first time in his NBA career, the 33-year-old small forward played 82 games in the regular season where he averaged 36.9 minutes. He was forced to increase his playing time in the postseason where he averaged nearly 42 minutes per […]

Lakers Rumors: Andre Iguodala Hints Coach Luke Walton’s Recruitment Of Klay Thompson, Per ‘SB Nation’

After reaching a buyout agreement with Luol Deng, the Los Angeles Lakers are currently in a strong position to chase another big name in the summer of 2019. The 2019 NBA free agency will be loaded with numerous NBA superstars, and one of the Lakers’ potential targets is Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors. […]

Lakers Rumors: Luke Walton Might Be Fired If Lakers Can’t Win Next Season, ‘Bleacher Report’ Predicts

In two seasons as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, Luke Walton has compiled a 61-103 record, heading a team that was still in largely unfamiliar territory for longtime fans — far away from playoff contention. With LeBron James arriving as the Lakers’ new superstar, most of the team’s young core returning, and several […]

NBA Rumors: Cavs’ Tyronn Lue Reveals His Advice To Luke Walton About Coaching LeBron James

After working together for two and a half seasons, Cavaliers Head Coach Tyronn Lue and LeBron James parted ways this offseason. In free agency, the four-time MVP decided to leave his hometown team for the second time and signed with the Los Angeles Lakers. Lue admitted that losing an incredible player like James is “hard […]

Lakers News: Julius Randle & Isaiah Thomas’ Fight Gets Head Coach Luke Walton’s Approval

A recent sideline argument involving Los Angeles Lakers players Julius Randle and Isaiah Thomas was recently discussed by Lakers players and head coach Luke Walton. While things seemed to be heated between the two teammates, it was more of an attempt for the two players to “bring the best out of each other.” In addition […]

NBA Rumors: Lakers Could Fire Luke Walton And Sign David Fizdale To Lure LeBron James, ‘Sporting News’ Reports

A wild rumor has recently emerged saying that the Los Angeles Lakers could fire head coach Luke Walton and replace him with David Fizdale in an effort to lure LeBron James to sign with the squad this summer. James and Fizdale have a long history together since the latter was an assistant coach to Erik […]

Lakers’ Lonzo Ball Is Reportedly Expecting His First Child With Girlfriend, According To TMZ Sports

A Big Baller Baby is coming! According to TMZ Sports, Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball and longtime girlfriend Denise Garcia are expecting their first baby. Several sources close to the Ball family have already confirmed the pregnancy rumor. The family is reportedly happy and excited to welcome the new addition the Balls. Garcia is […]