Lakers coach Walton: LeBron and I get along just fine

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton said he and LeBron James "get along just fine".

The Lakers entered the NBA All-Star break sitting 10th in the Western Conference with a 28-29 record amid an inconsistent run of form.

Some have speculated James may prefer a coaching change but Walton said he "didn't know anything about that" when he spoke to TMZ Sports.

"LeBron and I get along just fine," Walton said.

The Los Angeles Times reported earlier this month the Lakers have had no "internal discussions" about firing Walton.

Walton is expected to finish the season as the Lakers' coach, that report said.

James signed a four-year, $154million contract with the Lakers in the offseason.

The three-time NBA champion is averaging 26.8 points, 8.6 rebounds and 7.6 assists in his first season in Los Angeles, but missed more than a month with a groin strain.

The Lakers return to action against the Houston Rockets on Thursday.


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