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LaVar Ball just pulled LaMelo Ball out of high school

LaVar Ball just pulled LaMelo Ball out of high school

On Monday night, it was reported by Eric Sondheimer of the Los Angeles Times that LaVar was set to pull LaMelo out of high school in favor of home-schooling and to personally train him for the National Basketball Association.

"I'm not dealing with the coach over there", LaVar Ball told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne, referring to Chino Hills. Ok, y'all got all that going on, let's see how you do without my tutelage. Now, he will have the next two years to train under his bombastic father and be homeschooled prior to heading off to college.

"It's good for Melo", his father said. It seems like anybody whose training over here that coach don't want him in the team.

LaVar was widely accused of getting the previous Chino Hills head coach fired and removing his (very) talented son from the proceedings now won't be doing Latimore any favors. Without me training those players at my house. Before Lonzo, LiAngelo and LaMelo arrived, Chino Hills never was one of Southern California's elite's programs, nor did it play to standing-room-only crowds wherever it went.

LaMelo is already committed to the UCLA Bruins for the class of 2019, following in the footsteps of his brother LiAngelo, who is now a freshman, and his oldest brother Lonzo who was taken #2 overall by the Los Angeles Lakers after one season at UCLA.

While even LaVar doesn't have the juice to force UCLA to cycle through coaches, he can make life hard for Alford if he chooses. There is no rhyme or reason to what LaVar will do with his sons, and at this point, doubt is growing that the youngest Ball will ever play for UCLA.

He was taken No. 2 overall by the Lakers. 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.