LaVar Ball pulls youngest son from high school


It remains to be seen how the outspoken patriarch's youngest son fares, but LaMelo Ball's high school basketball career is apparently over after two years. I am disappointed it couldn't have worked better for LaMelo and the players. But if this does actually happen it won't have much impact on LaMelo's future as he already verbally committed to UCLA for the 2019 class and, as LaVar told the L.A. Times, he still intends to sign with the Bruins.

The 16-year-old junior at Chino Hills will be home-schooled and not play for any team, his father, LaVar Ball, said Monday in a phone call. He is, apparently, through with high school basketball, though.

"It's good for Melo", his father said.

Of course, LaVar didn't need to pull LaMelo entirely out of school just to get him away from a coach he didn't like. The young point guard gets to shoot 3-pointers from mid-court, cherrypick all game, forfeit any AAU game in which the ref makes a bad call and wear a signature shoe about a half decade before even the best players usually get one. Instead, the Big Baller Brand head honcho will be working with his son on his own, in order to make him "the best basketball player ever".

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LaMelo Ball still aims to join UCLA one day but he'll be training and schooling at home in the meantime

Known for making bold, outspoken claims, LaVar Ball is back with more controversial news.

USC's Tony Bland has hired a high-profile NY attorney to represent him against the federal charges that resulted in his arrest last week.

After the game, LaVar confronted the coach, demanding an explanation for his tactics.

After the season, Chino Hills went looking for a new coach and hired Dennis Latimore, a native of Kansas who played two seasons at Arizona and one at Notre Dame. Gilling was sacked after the season, and LaVar continued to have issues with the new coach Dennis Latimore.

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