Bill Walton famously believes in a certain way that the game should be played and James is even more famously built the same way when it comes to style of play. However, it’s going to be a long time before Luke Walton has time to find the rhythm. Because on a team with LeBron, the rhythm stars with him.
Luke Walton jokingly says he got text from father, Bill, who was with UCLA team in China
Bill Walton is with the UCLA basketball team in China, but Luke Walton said he has not spoken to his dad regarding the unfolding Ball situation. "I got a text message of him at Disneyland," Luke said, "singing and dancing around. But that was about it."
Luke Walton’s reaction to his dad Bill contemplating suicide
Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton was nearly a first-hand victim of the potentially catastrophic effects of one’s mental health issues may have on his family. When the 38-year-old coach first learned about how his father, the great Bill Walton, contemplated suicide on several occasions, the younger Walton admitted to being shaken up by the dreadful revelation.
Bill Walton And Mickey Hart Gave Luke Walton Advice On Coaching LeBron James From A Dead & Co Show
“Yeah, and he had Mickey Hart in the background yelling at me that, ‘The rhythm is the answer to everything in life,’” Luke Walton said with a laugh. “So once I figure out what that means, we’ll be good.”
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The rest of free agency has been the Lakers inking one-year deals with various veterans to hopefully make them more competitive, but also to kick the can along so they have major cap space for the summer of 2019 to go after top stars to pair with James. This season there are obviously high expectations for the Lakers given the addition of LeBron, but the idea that this roster is suddenly a legitimate contender in the West is probably a reach.
Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach Luke Walton now gets to coach ‘The King’
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Los Angeles Lakers: How Luke Walton and LeBron James can coexist
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Bill Walton Biography
Famed basketball player and television broadcaster Bill Walton was born William Theodore Walton III on November 5, 1952, in La Mesa, California. A shy, nervous kid with a bad stutter, he nonetheless grew into a powerful presence on a basketball court. He led Helix High School to back-to-back championships in his final two years, averaging 29 points and 25 rebounds as a senior.