Lakers’ Luke Walton ‘LeBron and I Get Along Just Fine’
The 38-year-old head coach had just touched down at LAX where he let us ask some Lakers questions — and couldn’t have been nicer about it.
Still, Luke is optimistic — telling us, “We’ll be alright.”
In fact, Walton told us he still thinks the 28-29 Lakers (currently in 10th place in the West) could make the playoffs … saying, “We have some work to do, but we can do it.”
ESPN’s Jackie McMullan recently reported about tension in the Lakers locker room between players and the head coach … saying in late January, “It’s clear to me … that LeBron’s camp would prefer a coaching change. They’re not too subtle about that.”
Luke cracks a smile when we asked about those reports — probably because there’s more to the story he’s just not ready to say publicly yet.
When asked how he’s enjoying life as a head coach in the NBA, with all the drama that comes with the job — Luke quickly replied, “I love it. I absolutely love it.”