LaVar Ball & Co. were angry and vengeful about LaVar Ball quotes being attributed to LaVar Ball. The latest episode of “Ball in the Family,” which chronicles the lives of Papa Ball and his basketball-playing sons, revealed the fallout from ESPN’s Jan. 7 article, in which LaVar said coach Luke Walton had lost the Lakers, with whom son Lonzo plays. The article was written by reporter Jeff Goodman, whom ESPN sent to Lithuania to cover the Ball circus as sons LiAngelo and LaMelo turned professional overseas. While NBA coaches were outraged that ESPN would allow a player’s father the platform to try to get a head coach fired, even the named source and his camp were furious about the publication.