LaVar Ball says son LaMelo will not attend UCLA
LaMelo Ball, the youngest Ball brother, sounds like he plans to attend college. But according to his father, there’s one school he won’t be going anywhere near.
LaVar Ball told TMZ Sports that his youngest son, who he claims is “better than LeBron” at the same age, won’t be attending UCLA, citing their treatment of LiAngelo Ball after he was detained for shoplifting in China.
“Heck no, he won’t be at UCLA,” LaVar said. “UCLA? Why? After what they did to my other son? Are you crazy?
“Suspend [LiAngelo] and don’t tell him when he supposed to be able to play and all that? No, they ain’t behind him like that. One mistake and now you put him to the side and act like he’s supposed to come the next year?”
LaVar also blamed UCLA for giving LiAngelo No. 15 instead of the No. 3 he’d worn all his life.
It’s worth a reminder that LiAngelo engaged in some seriously troubling conduct that got him suspended, whether he likes it or not. UCLA probably won’t be shedding any tears over the fact that the Ball family circus won’t be coming back to campus as LaMelo begins to assess his next move.