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 told ESPN.
Will he then get housed when he plays real games? Ironically enough, the only thing Latimore did to anger LaVar was say that LaMelo needed to stop shooting 50 shots-a-game, which, he frankly isn't in the wrong for demanding.
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.
Despite the eligibility question, Sondheimer reports Ball intends to have LaMelo Ball enroll at UCLA when the time comes. Regardless of whether LaMelo successfully completes his high school graduation requirement, he'll only need to wait one year before entering his name into the 2020 NBA Draft.
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.
While LaMelo will still have the opportunity to play AAU ball with Big Baller Brand, removing him from the high school circuit altogether is a surprising move. The outspoken father said he would home-school LaMelo for the next two years to keep him focused and away from the distractions created by his newfound status as a celebrity. And for LaMelo Ball, that's High School. Emboldened by the success of Lonzo and, to some extent, recent UCLA enrollee LiAngelo, LaVar seems to be testing all sorts of gimmicks on LaMelo. "But you know he's got his own shoe, you know the NCAA don't like that, so they might be like, 'Hey, back up.'" I ain't got no problem backing up because we're still going to get to here, he's on deck, coming to the Lakers".