Twitter had plenty to say about LaMelo dropping out of Chino Hills.
LaVar Ball has officially announced that his 16-year old son, LaMelo, will not be playing for Chino Hills High School in his Junior and Senior seasons, and will instead be home schooled.
Speaking with ESPN, LaVar explained his decision to pull LaMelo out of school and "make him 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."
Chino Hills hired Dennis Latimore as its new head coach in May, and LaVar made it clear during his interview with ESPN that he did not want LaMelo playing for those "knuckleheads."
"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.
"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."
"The coach made a comment the other day. He said, 'all those 50 shots a game, that's going to stop.' So I'm like, 'Wow,'" LaVar said. "And every kid he talks to, he asks which AAU program they play for and as soon as they mention my name, he goes the other way.
"I'm not going to put my son through all that."
LaMelo is already committed to the UCLA Bruins for the class of 2019, following in the footsteps of his brother LiAngelo, who is currently a freshman, and his oldest brother Lonzo who was taken #2 overall by the Los Angeles Lakers after one season at UCLA.
Naturally, twitter had plenty to say regarding LaVar's decision to pull his youngest son out of High School.
Check out some of the reactions below.
LaVar: what is the element B on the periodic table?— shamus (@shamus_clancy) October 2, 2017
*LaVar shakes his head*
LaVar: you’re damn right https://t.co/whgNFYdUlS
Professor Lavar: Why did the British lose the American revolution?— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) October 2, 2017
LaMelo: Cause they weren't Big Ballers
Lavar taking LaMelo out of school specifically so his jumper doesn’t end up looking like this pic.twitter.com/GnxZunqh6o— #Mickstape (@MickstapeShow) October 3, 2017
LaVar: "I'm pulling LaMelo out of High School"— Justin Hodges (@HodgepodgeHoops) October 2, 2017
Scouts everywhere: pic.twitter.com/ctJb9XWdrZ
LaMelo Ball: "Dad, I don't want to learn about parabolas today."— Jeff Eisenband (@JeffEisenband) October 2, 2017
LaVar Ball: pic.twitter.com/ArTVXduGCN
Lamelo Ball gonna be training with his dad in the time chamber and come out better than ever lmao— Hit The Assassin. (@GroovyGRT) October 2, 2017
LaMelo Ball schedule— calv ひ (@calv_35) October 2, 2017
10-3pm- sew BBB merch in basement
3-6pm- street smarts w professor lavar
Bryce Harper’s parents let him drop out of high school & get his GED to go pro. So, be quiet & let Lavar & LaMelo Ball cook #BigBallerSchool— Daniel Dudley (@DDisBORED) October 2, 2017
The saddest part of LaMelo Ball not playing HS ball again is that we won't get to see his brilliant passing skills. pic.twitter.com/XVxlxTZmKn— Not Jerry Tipton (@NotJerryTipton) October 3, 2017
lamelo ball entering the 2019 draft after his 2 years of training pic.twitter.com/zUFqdwwizk— ian (@ianjxcobsen) October 2, 2017
LaMelo Ball is my idol— Derek Dwyer (@DerekDwyer0711) October 2, 2017
•16 Years Old Top Basketball Player
•Has a Lamborghini
•Doesn’t go to HS Anymore
The year is 2018— Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) October 2, 2017
17-yr-old LaMelo Ball arrives in Shanghai on a giant ZO3 shoe float for his heavily-anticipated matchup vs Jimmer Ferdette https://t.co/G5aH586esQ
Not giving a shit if LaMelo's BBB kicks violate his amateur status then this. Melo ain't going to UCLA. He's going to China. https://t.co/jFyZS20Prv— Larry Beyince (@DragonflyJonez) October 2, 2017
LaVar be homeschooling LaMelo like 😂 pic.twitter.com/nuZOehXVrn— Whistle Sports (@WhistleSports) October 3, 2017