The prevailing sentiment was simple: the Lakers have no idea what they’re doing. Whether or not they should have fired Walton is almost irrelevant. The fact that they did so under these circumstances proves what a dysfunctional mess they currently are. Here are the best reactions to Walton’s ouster.

Steve Kerr is very close to Walton. When he needed to reset after back surgery, he entrusted the Golden State Warriors to Walton as one of the younger assistant coaches in all of basketball. His success there is what ultimately got him his first head job, and Kerr didn’t mince words in discussing the horrific state of the Lakers organization. There is no unison in the franchise. It’s every man for himself.