Buss also posted a picture of herself out at dinner with general manager Rob Pelinka and Luke Walton while tweeting that she was on her way to Memphis for the Lakers' upcoming matchup with the Grizzlies.
Johnson's biggest task will be to give Ball - who is averaging 12 points, 10.3 rebounds, 7.6 assists and 3.3 steals in his past three games - superstars to pass to.
It was less than a month ago that the Lakers brass met with Ball about toning down criticism of Walton, the Lakers and how the franchise was handling Lonzo Ball, who returned Friday after missing six games with a sprained left shoulder. He's now the Los Angeles Lakers beat writer for Sports Out West. Ingram is turning into a go-to player for the Lakers, something the team has been looking for since Kobe Bryant retired.
But while the distractions have been circling, the Lakers actually have strung together four straight wins, and that doesn't appear to be lost on a couple of the Lakers' highest-ranking executives. Ball is the father of Los Angeles rookie Lonzo Ball.
But when it comes to their playoff chances, the Lakers might not be doomed after all.
Katie Couric commented on Matt Lauer's behavior
I think I speak for many of my former colleagues when I say this was not the Matt we knew, ' she said. She left in May 2006 to anchor the CBS Evening News .
"[I am] just trying to be the energy guy, trying to get everybody else to be the same". "We've got to fix it".
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 15 of his 20 points in the first half for the Spurs, who committed 21 turnovers while playing without injured starters Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker and Danny Green. Golden State coach Steve Kerr, coach Stan Van Gundy and coach Gregg Popovich also expressed their support for Walton and their disdain for Ball being given a platform to speak his mind. "We just weren't able to stop them. I thought in that sense, we were pathetic".
Lakers: They made an early 25-3 run on the way to a 37-18 lead. Randle is averaging 17.8 points and 10.3 rebounds per game as a starter. The Lakers scored on each of his five offensive rebounds, giving L.A.an extra 11 points in a win by a dozen. Green missed his fifth consecutive game with a groin strain.
In the 34th game of the season, Walton finally rewarded Randle with his first start of the season.
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich suggested Thursday journalists should consider the source before printing comments from outspoken National Basketball Association father LaVar Ball about the job the Lakers' Luke Walton is doing coaching the young, struggling team. "It's just another fan from the peanut gallery".