“Unfair”: Clippers HC Sympathizes With Darvin Ham Amid Growing Trouble With Lakers

Published 01/07/2024, 8:51 PM EST

Follow Us

USA Today via Reuters

As the NBA world gears up for the clash between the LA teams, the Clippers HC Tyronn Lue sympathizes with Darvin Ham. The Los Angeles Lakers have had a poor record in the last month. The team only managed to win 2 out of the last 10 games. Amid these struggling times, Ham has been on the receiving end, as the experts and fans take jabs at him for his managing skills. However, Ty Lue seemed to have stood in the shoes of Ham.

America’s Favorite Video Today

Ty Lue have also received his fair share of heat from the NBA world when the LA Clippers struggled to find its footing. Especially during first six games after James Harden‘s inclusion, many criticized him for poorly managing the side. However, the 46-year-old responded with the triumphant run of his team. Now, ahead of his team’s clash against the Lakers, he stood up for Ham, who is currently in a rough patch.

Tyronn Lue stands up for Lakers HC Darvin Ham

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The Lakers were on top of their game when they won the inaugural edition of the In-season Tournament. But, since then they slipped into a downward spiral. Above all, they went below .500 after losing to the shorted Miami Heat. All these things piled up into frustration on the head coach Darvin Ham.

USA Today via Reuters

Moreover, several reports stated that Ham had lost control of the locker room, as the players were upset with the managerial efforts of the 50-year-old. Amid all these worrying signs, Clippers HC Lue stepped up for Ham with a positive statement.

Trending

Get instantly notified of the hottest NBA stories via Google! Click on Follow Us and Tap the Blue Star.

Follow Us

Ahead of the Sunday night clash, Lue empathized with Ham during the press conference. He said, “I was going to reach out to him a couple of days ago. It’s definitely unfair… Last year they were 2-10, they went to the Conference Finals… Same thing this year.” 

Lue further said that the Clippers will have a tough outing facing the hungry Lakers, who are desperate to turn things around.

As the pressure on Ham increases, will he lose his job in the coming days?

Despite 24 Fewer Years in Lakers, LeBron James Has Already Earned $206,230,596 More Than Billionaire NBA Champion

Is Darvin Ham’s position safe?

Following the blowout loss against the Heat, which didn’t have Jimmy Butler playing, the Lakers fans expressed their frustration on social media. Moreover, the loss brought the team down to the 11th seed with a record below .500.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Jovan Buha, the senior reporter with The Athletic said, “The seat warming has started,” following the game, hinting at the possible change in the head coach for the Lakers in the coming future.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Will the Lakers repeat their magic from last season? Let us know in the comments below.

Watch This Story –  “Anthony Davis is the Biggest Loser”: Fans Obliterate ‘The Brow’ for Ruining LeBron James’ Historic Night

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Written by:

Shahul Hameed

1,322Articles

One take at a time

“If you don't fall how are you going to know what getting up is like." - Reading this, it’d be pretty much evident how much I love and am in awe of Stephen Curry. His Warrior spirit flows right in my veins.
Show More>

Edited by:

Sameen Nawathe

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

EDITORS' PICK

America’s Favorite Video Today