“NOBODY ON THE TEAM WANTS HAM” – AUSTIN REAVES LEAVES DARVIN HAM HANGING AFTER LAKERS GAME, FANS URGE COACH TO “STEP DOWN” – News

The Los Angeles Lakers are under direct scrutiny from NBA fans, although the team seems to be getting back on track. The Lakers have now won four of the last eight games.

It’s worth noting that the team swept the hardwood against the Dallas Mavericks on January 17, 2024, with a double-digit lead.

This information becomes even more important because the roster witnessed a disastrous start to this game.

Amidst constantly changing rotations and frequent injuries, the administration might be doing something right for the team to amass two back-to-back victories.

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Amidst constantly changing rotations and frequent injuries, the administration might be doing something right for the team to amass two back-to-back victories.

The team is riding on a two-game winning streak now after defeating the Mavericks.

However, Austin Reaves pointed to a building disconnect between him and the head coach.

The tensions between the core players and Darvin Ham have not stabilized yet, and the Mavericks game highlighted the same.

When 6:40 was remaining in the third quarter, Taurean Prince made a two-point running alley-oop layup, and Austin Reaves assisted the bucket. After scoring the shot, Reaves walked toward Prince to shake hands and congratulate him. It was during this to-and-fro that Reaves ignored Ham while the latter extended his hand to Reaves.

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Fans took account of this gesture and hopped in the comment section to offer their insights. One fan wrote, “Nobody on the team wants Ham as the coach. He needs to read the room and just step down.” While some fans speculated whether Reaves would be traded after this behavior, others resonated with the sentiment. The synopsis of the whole situation seems to be that not only the core team but also the fans are rooting for Ham’s resignation.

Darvin Ham has the backing of Jeanie Buss

While many, along with the head coach, are pondering whether a Larry O’Brien trophy is needed for ultimate job security, the front office feels otherwise. The Lakers beat the Los Angeles Clippers on January 7, 2024, and that was a great relief for the higher administration of the team, it seems. Per The Athletic, Darvin Ham is in sync with the owner, Jeanie Buss, and is not sitting on a hot seat

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