Lakers News: Luke Walton Joins Isaiah Thomas And Rajon Rondo In Getting Ejected
Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton picked up back-to-back technical fouls and was ejected a couple minutes before halftime of Wednesday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans. The technicals came as a result of Walton vehemently protesting a foul call on Kyle Kuzma.

Frustrated himself, the rookie forward drew a technical foul for his reaction to the whistle — a jump in the air and fake slam of the ball into the ground. Walton came storming across the court, drawing his first technical, and continued to argue.

He had already been frustrated by earlier events, as Isaiah Thomas and Rajon Rondo drew two sets of double-technical fouls, earning themselves ejections. The second technicals that were issued came rather quickly and as a result of Rondo continuing to serve as an instigator.

Walton attempted to plead his case over that fact, though it was to no avail. He now has eight technical fouls on the season, which trail only Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholze for most in the league.

With Walton no longer on the bench, Brian Shaw assumed the role of head coach. Shaw went 56-85 in his two seasons as coach of the Denver Nuggets. This season is his 10th as an assistant with the Lakers.

The Lakers trailed the Pelicans, 79-66, at the start of the third quarter. Their deficit grew to as many as 23 points in the first half.

WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE DISCUSSION? CHECK OUT THE NEW LAKERSNATION FORUM CLUB

You May Also Like

Lakers News: Bill Macdonald Signs Three-Year Contract Extension

Los Angeles Lakers play-by-play announcer Bill Macdonald is in his fourth year…

VIDEO: Lakers PG D’Angelo Russell Working On His Handles With Robbie Haught

The Los Angeles Lakers have an exciting offseason approaching, starting with the NBA Draft on June 23 and NBA free agency beginning on July 1…

Lakers News: Anthony Davis Will Play ‘Blend’ Of Power Forward And Center

During the 2019-20 regular season, it was a rare occurrence to see Anthony Davis at the center position. Despite…

Lakers News: Rajon Rondo, Quinn Cook Praise Jason Kidd During 2019-20 NBA Season

When it was reported the Los Angeles Lakers were insisting on Jason Kidd being a part of the coaching staff for whoever…