Video: Lakers coach Luke Walton has stone-cold reaction to horrible pass by Lonzo Ball
Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton did not appear to be too happy with an errant pass by Lonzo Ball in Monday night’s game against the Miami Heat.
The Lakers found themselves on a fast break in a tie game in the third quarter, with Ball catching a long pass before deciding to throw a backward bounce pass.
Unfortunately for Lonzo Ball, the pass was thrown approximately 78 feet too high, which allowed the Heat to capitalize by knocking down a 3-pointer on the other side of the court.
As one would expect, Luke Walton was not too happy at Ball trying to be flashy in such a close game, and the Lakers coach made that known with one of the best facial expressions of the season.
Luke Walton's face after that Lakers sequence 😂 pic.twitter.com/FZeuyoUV5Y
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 11, 2018
Luke Walton’s response here will likely become the hot GIF of the future, as he had no idea how to react to such a head-scratching pass. And more than likely, he wasn’t the only one that was trying to figure out Lonzo Ball’s decision-making on this particular play.
Luckily for the Lakers, they’ve been playing pretty well as of late in earning a 16-10 record after a 2-5 start to the season.
As for Ball, he entered the game averaging a respectable 8.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 4.1 assists while playing 27.9 minutes per contest.
Of course, if he wants to continue playing those types of minutes as the season progresses, it would probably do him well not to misfire on a pass like this one in a crucial moment of a tied game.