Luke Walton Completely Lost His Shit, Earning First Ejection of Coaching Career

Luke Walton didn't even make it through the first quarter in Sacramento before getting tossed.

|
Dec 13 2016, 4:30pm

Lakers coach Luke Walton has a reputation as a laid-back bro, but he was spitting fire on Monday night, mostly in the direction of referee Monty McCutcheon following a no-call on Kings center DeMarcus Cousins for taking down Julius Randle. Walton not only earned the first ejection of his coaching career—he secured a place in the pantheon of great NBA on-court blowups.

Walton's tirade, which came less than eight minutes into the game, had it all: copious use of the word "motherfucker," a bit of "hold me back" posturing as his own player tried to steer him toward the locker room, a dash of rage-stripping while heading back to the locker room, and a creepy, thousand-yard serial-killer stare reminiscent of Patrick Bateman in American Psycho.

Walton likely grew even more pissed from the locker room as Sacramento outscored the Lakers 39-13 in the third quarter en route to a 116-92 victory. It was Los Angeles' seventh loss in a row, a fact that won't help soothe Walton's rage.

Stories