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Lakers Nation Wishes Luke Walton Farewell

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We here at Lakers Nation would like to thank Luke Walton for all he had done for the Lakers organization. Aside from Derek Fisher, the Los Angeles Lakers also said farewell to a long-time member today. Luke Walton has been traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers after spending his entire career in Los Angeles. Walton won two NBA titles with the Lakers and although he did not see a lot of playing time as of late, he was a major player in the team’s rotation early on.

Walton was loved by the coaching staff for his play making ability, and although he was not the most athletic player on the court, he was the perfect piece for the Triangle Offense.  Walton will be most remembered for his time playing for the Lakers during their rebuilding stage.

Walton played alongside Kobe Bryant and those two players had great chemistry on the court. Walton started for the Lakers in that time and he had to relinquish that spot after dealing with several injuries, including back complications.

Luke Walton will be most remembered for the jump-ball he won in the 2006 playoff series versus the Phoenix Suns.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Benedict-Macopia-Madriaga/100000521892055 John Benedict Macopia Madriaga

    its a sad day for all the benches in la

  • Tnnil2004

    Luke walton greatest moment of a laker is jumping too soon and tipping the ball to Kobe…Gotta love it

    • tehdoughboy

      Not just that, but that he beat STEVE NASH at that jump ball.

    • tehdoughboy

      Not just that, but that he beat STEVE NASH at that jump ball.

      • Tnnil2004

         I aint even noticed it was nash smh. This dude had to double tip SMMFH

  • Chrisleilong

    finally, Laker got rid of Luke,

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andrew-Culverson/100000476045151 Andrew Culverson

      are you serious? luke was one of our strongest bench players

      • Yobeast!

        lmaoooo. get the hell out of here!!! the actual bench that the players sit on was stronger than walton.

        • http://twitter.com/kwamectc Jay Brown

          Luke is good as a role player, lakers have so many wingman and luke is more like a point forward, he and lamar odom built a terrefic bench two years ago.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andrew-Culverson/100000476045151 Andrew Culverson

      are you serious? luke was one of our strongest bench players

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001343279021 Rodney Taylor

    STOP FRONTIN! Luke wa a waste of salary cap space….. i dont know about you but im trying to  win!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001343279021 Rodney Taylor

    STOP FRONTIN! Luke wa a waste of salary cap space….. i dont know about you but im trying to  win!

  • DLOWKZ

    DATZ GOOD THY TRAD3 LUK3…H3 SUX 2 M3…

    • LA

       TH@T$ G00D I T@LK L|K3 TH!S

  • Joey_langkilde

    awww man, haters gonna hate… to all haters who think LUKE WALTON was useless, just shut up!!!  luke walton, even tho he wasnt a all star, your all forgetting that Luke and the bench would scrimmage or play against the starters… thats the reason why the LAKERS have won half of the rings in the last decade!!! BEST WISHES LUKE WALTON!!!  another LAKERS GREAT!!

  • yobeast!

    lol this clip has pretty much nothing to do with walton and its what hes best known for?? lmaooo. good bye walton!!!!!!!!! what a waste of salary!

  • Got’ em!

    Don’t worry Luke. Your jersey will be up in the rafters. 

    • Shadygreen

       I think the lakers should retire his bench seat and hang it up in rapters.

  • Naitsirc23

    This is a joke right? I’m so happy he’s gone! Free cap space for an overpaid trash player that has even scored in his own basket. Just cause his dad is a legend dosent make him worth that much money. Also look what we’re getting back, RAMON SESSIONS. Just for a 1st round & that trash. This was a steal :)

  • John_LakersRule

    Bid farewell, why?, good riddance i say.

  • http://twitter.com/DeLanoCorleone Buddy Love

    So long you free loader!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XAHJMMQGDSVE5FDR7SCGOPRPL4 linda s

    I was wondering when it would happen; I am quite surprised because I didn’t think they could trade Luke.  I hate that they got rid of Fisher…he should have retired a Laker and at least be offered some position in their front office.  I hope Fisher decides to run for office here in LA, I know he would be victorious.  I am bummed out about Fisher, but Walton never got any playing time and maybe this will be good for him if the Cavaliers keep him.

  • Victor122296

    Wow no love for luuuuuuke huh… damn haters.  Give Luke some credit for the time he put in.  He didnt get much playing time and contributed when he could.  I didnt mind when they would throw him in games because i felt like hes a very smart player.  A pass first type.  I didnt agree with his contract but it is what it is.   Thank you luke for all the yrs you put in.  Wish you the best!    

  • Ronelframos

    Good move for the Lakers adding Hill and Sessions, Bynum will have a  good back up center while Gasol can focus on his PF position… Farewell to Fisher and Walton… I wish them all the luck! Its so sad Fish has to move but Lakers really need Sessions aside from Goudelock and Blake.  Now the Lakers’ bench is better than before, good move!

  • Ronniehuntley

    luke was on the bench more thin he was on the court when he was on the court he suck

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZH6FUZRL22QEASI5BWO2TWU5SY elf

    thank you luke hope u get more playing time ur a laker for life lllllluuuuukkkkkeeeeee

  • Scottes47029

    Strongest bench players!!!!He held the bench seat down because he was always on it

  • Jbomutt

    Luke Walton was one of the most bb savvy players we had. He did many of the intangibles  including making his teammates better. We love you Luke and wish you the very best! From a Bscott fantasy camper who had the great fortune to play for your dad many times and play you 3 on 3 in your driveway when u were just a pup

  • Nikemagia01

    we are so called laker fans bashing on luke yea he sat the bench but got to give him credit when he came in he hustled and did what he could as a true laker fan all i can say is thanks for everything luke and good luck man! fucken haters.

  • Nikemagia01

    we are so called laker fans bashing on luke yea he sat the bench but got to give him credit when he came in he hustled and did what he could as a true laker fan all i can say is thanks for everything luke and good luck man! fucken haters.

  • Ddd

    Luke is a joke, and it is unbelievable he is a multi millionaire for essentially spending 75% of his time on the bench. 

  • Ddd

    Luke is a joke, and it is unbelievable he is a multi millionaire for essentially spending 75% of his time on the bench. 

  • D A Toluca Lake

    If pay were performance based Luke would have barley made $100,000 a year.

    He was paid millions to sit on a bench. Insane. 

    He is lucky he has a famous last name and never had to earn his millions. 

  • Foxhilldesign

    Luke hasn’t retired yet because he stool thinks he can play. I hope Byron Scott gives him some minutes so he can prove all the haters wrong. I don’t know why he can’t crack the rotation in LA, but the team dominates when Luke is on the floor–even in recent years. The box score doesn’t tell the whole story people. You have to watch the game and understand what you’re watching.

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