New Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton has been living large, and his life is about to get larger. For the remainder of the Golden State Warriors season, Walton will be a part of their coaching staff; a staff he was in charge of in place of Steve Kerr for 43 games this season. During that 43 game span, Walton was 39-4.
The ironic part about Luke Walton's hiring is the fact that a monkey could have done his job. A drunken bum could have done it. Sitting on the sidelines watching Steph Curry nail 10 threes a game doesn't look too tiresome.
The fact is, Luke Walton, the son of legend Bill Walton, the former Laker himself, who by default lead the Warriors to a great run, is going back to the city of angels to coach the most famous team in all of basketball.
How can somebody get so lucky to be hired as the head coach of the Lakers at the age of 36? Luke Walton has it made, and he has the opportunity to become a Laker legend. At 36, Walton has a chance to bring the Lakers back to the top, with young talent and high draft picks ahead of the team. Walton will shortly be cruising around in his brand new convertible, sunglasses on, being praised as the new golden boy in LA.
The greatest thing about Walton's life will be that Kobe Bryant is finished his illustrious career. The headlines of the Los Angeles media can focus primarily on the face of Luke Walton. Other than the dump that Kobe left Walton, his life should be pretty smooth.
D'Angelo Russell is a young talented point guard, and in a guard's' game, his game should begin to thrive. There's nothing better for a brand new coach than a couple of recent high draft picks, along with a possible top three pick this summer.
Unfortunately for LA, if that pick is outside the top three, it goes to the Philadelphia 76ers, in which case Luke Walton should just pack his bags and leave the Lakers, because they're going to need all the help they can get, Luke Walton or not.