Luke Walton on Bucks Coaching Staff & Finding Some Goons: “Don’t Touch My Damn Players” (VIDEO)
Last night at Staples Center, Nick Young was driving hard to the basket when he got fouled, and although replays showed rookie Malcolm Brogdon going after the ball, Swaggy P still pushed him afterwards.
Then came a skirmish with multiple players involved, but that wasn’t the issue for head coach Luke Walton, who took to his post-game interview to scold the Milwaukee Bucks coaching staff for touching his players.
“Watching the tape, one of their employees is on the floor, and he grabs Brandon (Ingram) by the jersey and shoves him,” Walton said postgame, as reported by ESPN’s Baxter Holmes and Jovan Buha.
“He works for them. He can touch their players all he wants. Don’t touch my damn players, because if that’s OK, I’m sure we can find a couple people here in L.A. that want that job working for the Lakers, too. That’s not right.”
“I’m going to need an explanation on it because it made no sense to me,” Walton steamed after the 107-103 loss. “They told me that D’Angelo got kicked out for escalating the situation. But D’Angelo only responded after Monroe had grabbed Nick by the neck and thrown him. If D’Angelo didn’t push him, I would’ve been pissed off at D’Angelo. He did the right thing.
“So for the NBA to say that the two of them did the same thing and just canceled each other out is absolute crap to me. I don’t know if (Monroe) was mad that (Ivica) Zubac was kicking his butt all night long out there. But you grab someone by the neck? That’s not right. And then Monroe went and slapped Brandon in the face. So he did all that and he got the same penalty as when D’Angelo just did it for shoving someone in the back that was a teammate. So that’s crap to me.”
Luke Walton had some words for the Bucks coaching staff: “Don’t touch my damn players” pic.twitter.com/mOZnkXmQvr
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Here’s the full post-game rant of Luke stating he would find some people in Los Angeles the next time a scuffle breaks out.