Lonzo responds to LaVar's criticism of Walton: 'I'll play for anybody'

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Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball didn't exactly defend his head coach when grilled by reporters about criticisms from his father.

LaVar torched Lakers coach Luke Walton from the other side of the planet this weekend, as the Ball patriarch slammed the struggling Lakers for not wanting to play for Walton, who he said was "too young," who "doesn't have control of the team," and was incapable of "connecting" with the team.

Lonzo was asked outright if he likes playing for Walton, to which he answered, "I'll play for anybody."

"My job is to play basketball," Lonzo added. "I don't decide who the coach is."

Walton rose to coaching prominence as an assistant with the Golden State Warriors, but he has yet to translate that success over to the Lakers. Granted, he was given very limited and inexperienced talent to work with, but Walton holds an abysmal record of 37-83 with his former franchise.

Having lost 17 of their last 20 games, the Lakers are just one game out of last place in the league.