Lakers president Magic Johnson reportedly held a fiery meeting with Walton this week expressing his anger at the franchise's sluggish start to the season.
James and the Lakers said they were focused on blocking out the drama surrounding Johnson's Tuesday meeting with Walton.
Through eight regular-season games, the Lakers have accumulated just a 3-5 record.
Coaching LeBron James isn't always easy and coaching James with the Los Angeles Lakers might be even tougher.
"They don't understand if you have a guy that's your second pick and you have the best player in the world, then don't take him out of the game, leave him in the game and rotate the three other guys around him - that's how you get victories if you want to win". James and the rest of the team preached patience throughout the offseason, but we might already be seeing signals that Walton's Lakers tenure could be in the doubt if the Lakers don't like their direction with the coach.
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There is as much adolescence as knowhow in the roster, which has made for a hard team to manage systematically.
Wojnarowski and McMenamin also are reporting that Johnson's aggressive tone in the meeting isn't unfamiliar to many members of the team's front office.
Until things are set, however, Walton will continue to go with his gut feeling, and rely on the Lakers' culture to keep everyone engaged. "We know where we're going, we know how to get there".
"One of our strengths is we have Rondo and LeBron who are two of the best floor generals in our game", he said.
"We plan on winning those in the future, and we're going to keep working and getting better and we're going to be just fine". "And we need everyone else who isn't having those opportunities that night to be supportive and cheering them on".
"Magic and I talk a lot about basketball and our team and his opinions and my opinions", Walton said.