LaVar, told ESPN's Jeff Goodman?that "Luke doesn't have control of the team no more".
In response to Ball's comments, Walton told reporters that he did not feel that his job was in jeopardy.
"I'll play for anybody", Ball responded to the yes or no question with half a smile, followed by a head nod in self approval at his response. "I don't decide who the coach is".
Walton was asked whether LaVar Ball's comments could possibly influence what management is thinking about its coach and the team's rebuild.
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Winning the National Basketball Association championship with two Ball brothers and a couple of rebounders would certainly give James another head-turning line on his resume when stacking it against Jordan's. My only concern with any of it is for [Lonzo Ball].
"Lonzo looked good, but he also looked disgusted", Ball said.
"It doesn't bother me", Walton said standing just off the court at Staples Center.
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.
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Had he lost the locker room?
Later, Vitale added: "So pathetic that LaVarBall just rips good ppl ala @Lakers ... he is so sad & we give him a forum for his classless comments!"
Walton said Sunday that he was "fine" with LaVar's comments, on one condition. It didn't even take half a season for LaVar, the father of Lakers rookie point guard Lonzo Ball, to spout off about his son's coach. "I think the players are playing very hard, we've been through a hard stretch, but they are giving us what they have and we're going to keep working and we'll be fine".
"They're soft. They don't know how to coach my son", he said of the Lakers in November, per Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report. "That's what they do.' And it's our job as coaches and an organization to do what's best for our team and our players". "They're 100 percent behind and supporting what we're doing". "We talk all the time".
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Walton said he "would disagree" with the assertion he had lost the locker room.