Is it wrong for LaVar Ball to take LaMelo Ball out of high school? | The Tylt
Is it wrong for LaVar Ball to take LaMelo Ball out of high school?
The notion of a perfect student-athlete who excels at academics and sports is idealistic at best. Having LaMelo Ball in a classroom when he doesn't want to be there would be a waste of everyone's time. Ball wants to play basketball and knows traditional academics will take attention away from living his dream of making it to the NBA.
With homeschooling, Ball will be free to work on his game and play AAU ball without the annoyance of rigged academics. This is the best move for him.
Ever since he burst onto the scene, LaVar Ball has made it known the rules don't apply to him. People don't call out their child's teammates for poor performances—Ball does. People don't claim they can beat Michael Jordan after playing sparingly at the college level—Ball does. People don't actively teach their children to run away from problems—Ball does.
By pulling out his son because of a difficult coach, he is teaching his child if he whines enough, he will get his way. That's a disservice to LaMelo. This is a bad decision.