“I’m not dealing with the coach over there,” LaVar told ESPN. “I’m not dealing with the administration over there. I don’t want no distractions on Melo. So therefore I’m going to home-school him and make him the best basketball player ever.” – Via Espn
In a way I get where Lavar is coming from. I mean he already turned one of his sons (Lonzo) into an NBA player, so he must have an idea of what he is doing. The problem is, he did not have to make his statement public and directed towards the coach of Chino Hills High School. Yes Lavar you may have had a huge part in training players, but let the coach do his job! Just because the coach does not do things the “Ball” way, does not mean he is a bad coach.
“That coach has his own frame of mind on how he wants to play and who he picks in the team. OK, y’all got all that going on, let’s see how you do without my tutelage. Without me training those players at my house. It seems like anybody who’s training over here, that coach don’t want him in the team.” -Via Espn
However, I do not oppose his decision to home school LaMelo. You may not know this, but Bryce Harper was also home schooled and look at how he turned out. LaMelo is going to receive a high school education and at the same time be trained how his father wants him to be trained. If Lavar Ball is as great of a trainer as he says he is, then LaMelo Ball should be a one and done college player and be selected first overall in the NBA draft. If this does not happen, then it will probably be considered a bust.
Now to make light of this news, what courses will Lavar teach LaMelo for the next two years? Advanced Dribbling and Passing, Shooting Statistics, Honors Defensive Skills? Lets just say there will most likely be very little actual school work going on in the Ball household over the next two years.
Comment and let me know if you think Lavar is making the right move by homeschooling LaMelo.
Written By: Connor Strayer (@Big_C19)