"What if he don’t like LaMelo’s coach in college?"
Lamar Odom made an appearance on "Everyday Struggle" today to talk about a variety of topics, including some old Lakers stories, his current relationship with Kanye West, the Kardashian family and, what else, LaVar Ball.
In speaking about LaVar Ball, and his decision to pull his 16-year old son LaMelo out of Chino Hills High School, Odom says LaVar just seems like a control freak.
“That seems drastic. Because you just gon take him out of school because [LaVar] don’t like the coach? What if he don’t like [LaMelo’s] coach in college or in the NBA if he makes it?” […]
“LaVar seems like a control freak. So maybe if he can’t control the team from the sideline he might have a problem with it.”
In regards to LaVar Ball's oldest son, Los Angeles Lakers' rookie point guard Lonzo Ball, Odom says he doesn't expect LaVar's presence to impact what happens in the Lakers' locker room.
"I think Lonzo is going to help fill the stands, so I think that’s all that matters in that case," Odom said. "I don’t think [LaVar] can affect what happens in the locker room. I think they’ll be a lot better. They’ll suck but they’ll be a good suck."
You can check out the full episode of "Everyday Struggle," featuring Lamar Odom, below. The LaVar Ball talk gets going at about 11:11.
LaVar Ball recently spoke with ESPN about his decision to pull LaMelo out of school, citing the "knucklehead" coaching staff that he doesn't want messing with his son's head. LaVar's goal is simple, make him [LaMelo] the best basketball player ever.
"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."
"It's a new coach and I don't like him one bit," LaVar said of Latimore. "[LaMelo]'s on track for UCLA, but he doesn't have to be dealing with those knuckleheads. I'm not letting them mess with his head anymore. You can put that on the principal and the coach over there.