Lavar Ball has long planned about his son LaMelo's future if the younger ball did not make it to the NCAA. Speaking to ESPN's First Take, the father of Lonzo and LaMelo said he's ok if the younger Ball will never make it to the NCAA. He also added that if his son is to skip college, he won't go overseas, instead, he will spend his time at home and practice basketball in time for the 2020 NBA Draft.

Apparently, LaVar had enough of speculations that his son Melo will never make it to the NCAA because of his current shoe deal with the Big Baller Brand (BBB).

"So they can’t stop me by saying, ‘OK, he’s not going to the NCAA.’ Who cares, he won’t go to the NCAA," he added. Nevertheless, he said this with the intention saying they have other options.

Plans for Melo Ball

To prove his point, he mentioned some basic rules in training LaMelo while he "sits out" college. If Melo can work on becoming faster and stronger player, his father is confident he will be drafted. Implying on what the NCAA may say about his son, LaVar said he will get his chance in time. LaMelo's chances of joining the NCAA was significantly reduced after BBB introduced his signature shoes in August. Colleges have exclusive contracts with several sports brands and LaMelo's "Melo Ball 1" will not fit in those contracts.

Meanwhile, a striking statement from LaVar made things simpler when it comes to the issue of his son getting his own shoe and not making it to college. "I'm good at that in the fact that they're not even looking at it like... Ok! this father just gave his son a shoe so he could perform better to his liking."

Ball in the Family reality show

The Ball family landed a reality series contract with Facebook entitled "Ball in the Family." The series trailer was first released on August 30, 2017, and the show premiered on September 10, 2017.

The series features the personal and professional lives of the members of the Ball family.

The 16-year-old, Chino Hills point guard previously committed to joining UCLA and is currently enjoying the celebrity status after being named one of the most popular basketball player of his age. In August, BBB introduced the Melo Ball 1 signature shoes through an ambitious advertisement that featured Melo himself.

BBB became popular because of the outspoken LaVar who came under fire for overpricing Lonzo Ball's ZO2 signature shoes.

Lonzo Ball is the first NBA player to have his own signature shoes prior to playing his first game in the league.