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#pounditSaturday, April 20, 2024

Jeanie Buss offers Luke Walton endorsement on Twitter

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While it’s hardly as overt as it could have been, Los Angeles Lakers owner Jeanie Buss made clear Saturday that the organization is still firmly on Luke Walton’s side.

With controversy still ongoing about LaVar Ball’s recent comments about the Lakers coach, Buss sent a Twitter message Saturday that included a picture of herself with Walton and GM Rob Pelinka. The caption offered a clear message: in Luke we trust.

The timing of this probably isn’t a coincidence. Ball’s comments have sparked an uproar in NBA circles, and rumors that Walton’s job could be in jeopardy have followed. Buss could certainly be offering the dreaded vote of confidence, but she isn’t a constant chatterbox about team-related matters. The fact that she posted this is noteworthy.

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