Luke Walton, Lakers Mutually Part Ways

Lakers, Luke Walton finalize divorce everyone saw coming

The Los Angeles Lakers officially fired head coach Luke Walton on Friday afternoon, which quickly led to a report from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski regarding the top candidate to take Luke's place. "We wish Luke and his family the best of luck moving forward".

Walton is a former player who spent nine of his 10 National Basketball Association seasons with the Lakers, helping the team win back-to-back championships in 2009-10. The current Lakers were the franchise's most successful team since their playoff drought began in 2013, but it wasn't enough to save Walton's job.

Walton, who had his well-publicized run-ins with Johnson, lasted three seasons in Lakers-land, extending the now-futile franchise's streak without postseason ball to six years.

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The mental grind of skippering LeBron's teams in Cleveland for three seasons wore down Tyronn Lue, to the point where his physical health failed him.

As always, Twitter had plenty of jokes about LeBron James controlling his team.

Lue and Walton are friends, and for years over the summer, they would play craps together in Las Vegas. The Lakers' front office will have a much different look next season. Johnson, though, said that his relationship with Walton was fine after the incident, which he considered overblown. He won 26 games in his first season, then 35 and 37 in following seasons. "Obviously it was frustrating, the injuries, the inability to have a consistent lineup was frustrating and hard for them". That's not fun for me.

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