Luke Walton stated during an appearance on the Jim Rome Show that Lonzo Ball's father's outspoken nature will not impact what the Lakers do on draft day.
"No, I wouldn't [be concerned about LaVar's opinionated nature]," said Walton. "We're in the NBA, to me, that's not an issue. Parents are always gonna have their opinions. They're gonna be outspoken at times. As you know, Jim, I have a very outspoken father myself. It doesn't bother me. If we were to draft him, we're gonna coach him." If the Lakers do go with Ball No. 2 overall, that could impact D'Angelo Russell's value next season.