Jefferson says LeBron asked about Luke Walton before deciding to sign with Lakers

“I talked to ‘Bron about Luke before ‘Bron made his decision and he was like ‘Yo, tell me about Luke,’ and I’m like ‘Dude, find someone to say something bad about him.’ He’s been in the league, he’s been around, if you want to do some due diligence find someone to say something bad about Luke.”

The implication of that is that there isn’t anyone with anything bad to say about Walton, and Jefferson thinks that’s just part of why Walton was and continues to be the right coach for this Lakers team:

He cares about basketball the right way, and on top of it you look at the way the young players have gotten better. (Kyle) Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, even Lonzo (Ball) in this short amount of time, Josh Hart … Those guys didn’t get better because, no disrespect, because of Rob Pelinka and Magic Johnson … All of those guys got better because of the work the coaches put in.”