Sources told the Los Angeles Times that Johnson was "angry" at the meeting but Walton's job is not in danger.
Remember, it was Ball who called out Walton last season and said he had lost the Lakers' locker room, and although Walton brushed off the comments with some humor, Ball's comments echoed through the media for weeks. He added that he "has a great relationship with management", and that he doesn't "feel like I am going anywhere". At the time of his hiring, the Lakers were being managed by then-GM Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss, the brother of Lakers controlling owner Jeanie Buss. We haven't had a lot of success against this franchise here in a long time or against this team period going a long way. It takes hard work.
"We need to figure out how we can string together some great games or even good games and bring our win total from where it is now". "Listen, coaching staff put us in a position to win, and it's up to us to go up and execute".
The Los Angeles Lakers came into this season with something they haven't had in a while: expectations.
Lakers: Home against Toronto Raptors on Sunday.
Clearly, Johnson is ready for more progress.
James has yet to publicly express frustration about the Lakers' coaching in his first season with the team, though there is reportedly "discontent" among some Lakers veterans over Walton's lineup decisions, per ESPN.
The Lakers are averaging the third-most points per game in the National Basketball Association, but rank No. 23 in defensive rating.
"It's Halloween so we had to give the crowd a scare, I guess", said James. "We know where we're going, we know how to get there". It feels good knowing that our team is getting better. It is unknown if James is a part of that group.
Two days ago, the floor was falling out from under Walton and the Lakers.
LeBron discusses the reports of Tyson Chandler joining the Lakers: While the rest of the Lakers organization balked at questions surrounding the reports, LeBron James was more than comfortable to discuss the addition.