Lonzo Ball says he’ll ‘play for anybody’ after LaVar blasts Lakers coach Luke Walton

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Walton said Sunday that he was “fine” with LaVar’s comments, on one condition.“My only concern with any of it is for Zo,” he said. “As long as Zo’s fine with it and Zo can come out and play and be, and it doesn’t affect mine and his relationship, then it doesn’t bother me at all.”Lonzo Ball has insisted that his father will continue to speak his mind, but the latest chapter raised questions of whether the elder Ball was simply broadcasting sentiments that originated with his son.“That is just his opinion,” Lonzo Ball said. “He has coached me his whole life. So, he is definitely going to have a strong opinion about it. That’s just what it is.”Lakers executives met with LaVar Ball on Nov. 29 to ask him to tone down comments he had made questioning Walton’s rotations and overall usage of his son, the No. 2 pick in June’s draft. Sunday’s story was the first time, however, that LaVar had outright suggested Walton should not coach the Lakers.“Even if you bring in a LeBron or a (Paul) George, he can’t coach them guys,” LaVar told ESPN. “What is he gonna tell them? He’s too young. He has no control.”Lakers General Manager Rob Pelinka attended Sunday’s shoot around but declined to speak to reporters. Magic Johnson, the team’s president of basketball operations, has been posting on social media this weekend from Lansing, Mich., where his parents are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.The comments reached Walton prior to a Lakers shoot around Sunday morning, which was attended by 500 to 1,000 fans as part of an American Express event. Walton was in good spirits, shooting around after the walk-through with Ball, Kyle Kuzma and assistant coach Brian Shaw.Walton said he “would disagree” with the assertion he had lost the locker room.“I don’t see that the players aren’t playing hard,” he said. “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. LOS ANGELES -– Lonzo Ball disagreed with his father that Luke Walton has lost control of the Lakers locker room, but stopped short of an outright endorsement of his coach.“I’ll play for anybody,” the rookie point guard said following the Lakers morning shoot around at Staples Center.LaVar Ball told ESPN this weekend that the Lakers “are not playing for Luke no more.”Speaking from a luxury resort in Lithuania, where his two youngest sons are preparing to make their professional debuts with Prienu Vytautas, the elder Ball made his comments to an ESPN reporter embedded with the family after the Lakers lost 108-94 to Charlotte on Friday night. It was the Lakers’ ninth straight loss. When asked about his job security last week, Walton said, “I coach as if it’s not” in jeopardy. On Sunday, he said he has been given reassurances from the Lakers front office that he has their support.“I feel very secure in my job status right now,” he said. “We talk all the time. They’re 100% behind and supporting what we’re doing.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“Luke doesn’t have control of the team no more,” he said. “They don’t want to play for him.”Asked pointedly if he agreed that Walton had lost the support of players, Lonzo Ball said, “I don’t think so. I mean, he’s our head coach. We are going to play for him.”last_img read more

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The 2015 Wellington Fall Fest it was…

first_imgFollow us on Twitter. Sumner Newscow report — The Fall Fest is a distant memory. But here’s a look back of few of the things we saw in Wellington’s biggest autumn festival held earlier this month… For more pictures by Amber Schmitz click here. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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Liberians, Other W-Africans to Lose US Immigration Status

first_imgHundreds of Africans including Liberians living in the northern U.S. state of Minnesota are about to lose their temporary immigrant status, the Voice of America (VOA) has reported.According to the station, as many as 5,000 people were granted the special protected status in 2014 when an Ebola epidemic hit Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, allowing some of the residents to live and work in the U.S. legally until the outbreak was contained.Last year, the three worst hit countries were declared Ebola free.“Now, those with temporary immigrant status must either return home or obtain legal status,” Minnesota Public Radio reported earlier this week.Abdullah Kiatamba, executive director of African Immigrant Services in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, who along with other immigration leaders is calling the termination premature, says Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone are still recovering from the outbreak, so it’s still not safe for the citizens to go home.John Keller, executive director of the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota, said health care systems in the countries hit hardest by Ebola were already delicate before the outbreak. “It’s great these countries have been declared Ebola free, but the toll that fighting Ebola took on the countries, you have to take that into effect, too,” he said.Kiatamba estimates that between 200 and 500 people will be affected. Officials have not released numbers, and it is unclear how many of the immigrants have returned home or found other ways to make their immigration status permanent.Kiatamba said that more than 11,000 people died during the Ebola outbreak, but that its impact goes beyond the health care system.“The employment system, economic system, social system, health have all collapsed,” he said.He said, “citizens from those countries coming to the U.S. was a very important humanitarian step, and I think the reason for their coming has totally not been eliminated.”The temporary immigration status was originally issued for an 18-month period. It was extended twice, each time for six months.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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FIXTURE GUIDE TO GAA MATCHES IN DONEGAL THIS WEEKEND

first_imgHERE’S YOUR GUIDE TO THE DONEGAL GAA WEEKEND GAMES:Busanna Feda O Donaill IFC    TODAY, SATURDAY 10/09/201118:00Aodh RuadhvsSt NaulsFr Tierney ParkMore18:00BuncranavsUrrisBuncrana ScarveyMore18:00Naomh ColumbavsMilfordPairc na nGaeil GlencolmcilleMoreBusanna Feda O Donaill IRFC16:30Aodh RuadhvsSt NaulsFr Tierney ParkMore16:30BuncranavsUrrisBuncrana ScarveyMore16:30Naomh ColumbavsMilfordPairc na nGaeil GlencolmcilleMore18:30CarndonaghvsNaomh MhuireCarndonaghMoreBusanna Feda O Donaill Jun AFC18:00BurtvsNaomh Padraig-MuffHibernian Park BurtMoreBusanna Feda O Donaill Jun BFC18:00Naomh Padraig LeifearvsPettigoLiffordMoreBrian McCormack Sports Division One17:00St EunansvsArdaraO Donnell ParkMore18:00DungloevsGaoth DobhairDungloeMoreBrian McCormack Sports Division One Reserve15:30St EunansvsArdaraO Donnell ParkMore16:30DungloevsGaoth DobhairDungloeMoreMcGlynns Resturant Castlefin Division Two16:30Sean MacCumhaillsvsFanad GaelsSean MacCumhaillsMoreMcGlynns Resturant Castlefin Division Two Reserve18:00Sean MacCumhaillsvsFanad GaelsSean MacCumhaillsMoreCentra Supermarkets Division Three17:15DowningsvsNaomh BridDowningsMoreCentra Supermarkets Division Three Reserve18:30DowningsvsNaomh BridDowningsMoreMarley Coach Hire Division Four16:30MovillevsRobert EmmetsMoville Carrick FieldMore18:30Letterkenny GaelsvsNa RossaLetterkennyMoreMarley Coach Hire Division Four Reserve17:15Letterkenny GaelsvsNa RossaLetterkennyMoreSUNDAY 11/09/2011RTE Raidio na Gaeltachta SFC14:30Gleann FhinnevsNaomh MichealO Donnell ParkMore17:30Gleann SuillivsCill CharthaSean MacCumhaillsMoreRTE Raidio na Gaeltachta SFRC13:00Na Ceithre MaistirivsNaomh MichealO Donnell ParkMore16:00Cloch Cheann FhaolavsCill CharthaSean MacCumhaillsMoreBusanna Feda O Donaill IFC14:00Naomh MhuirevsNaomh ColmcilleTermonMoreMarley Coach Hire Division 513:30ArdaravsSt EunansPairc na Phiarsaigh ArdaraMoreTUESDAY 13/09/2011Centra Under 21 Football Championship18:30BundoranvsGlenswillyTir Chonaill Park Donegal TownMore18:30KilcarvsCloughaneelyTBCMore18:30MalinvsNaomh BridTBCMore18:30St NaulsvsCarndonaghConvoyMoreFIXTURE GUIDE TO GAA MATCHES IN DONEGAL THIS WEEKEND was last modified: September 10th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGAL GAA WEEKEND SCHEDULElast_img read more

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