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.