Magic Johnson Shows First Sign Of Support For Luke Walton Since LaVar Ball Criticism

Lakers majority owner Jeanie Buss and team president Magic Johnson took to Twitter on Saturday in an effort stand behind head coach Luke Walton.

It was their first public sign of support for Walton since LaVar Ball lashed Walton in the media and rumours began circling that the Lakers were eyeing former Memphis Grizzlies coach David Fizdale.

It had been widely speculated to be a bad sign that the Lakers never publically defended Walton in the wake of LaVar’s comments.

But the front office reportedly did not want to respond to comments made by a parent of a player.

According to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, it was the speculation that the team was chasing Fizdale which promoted Buss to take action.

The tweets came just hours apart, in what appeared to be a very deliberate, choreographed Twitter exercise by Buss and Magic.

“Jeanie has always been great,” Walton said, per ESPN.

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“There is no doubt that they support me. I haven’t seen the tweet but again I don’t have twitter. But I know they support [me and the coaching staff].”

Here’s hoping Walton does in fact get the proper chance he deserves.

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