LaVar Ball is a disruptive force in the amateur basketball world for many reasons. He pulled his youngest son LaMelo out of high school to home school him and train for the NBA which brought heavy criticism, and followed that up by signing both LiAngelo and LaMelo to a Lithuanian team as professionals. Again, garnering more criticism and scrutiny.
This means that his sons will not be generating any revenue for UCLA or the NCAA before turning pro. LaVar Ball decided to keep the money his sons generate in the family, and Metta World Peace is all for it.
Besides the financial implications of controlling your own brand, Metta World Peace feels that playing pro basketball in Lithuania will also improve their skills and make them better basketball players. He cited better coaching and a heavier emphasis on fundamentals in overseas leagues that will benefit LaMelo and LiAngelo.
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