The superintendent said Latimore went to the principal, Brenes, who then called Joseph. It remains to be seen how the outspoken patriarch's youngest son fares, but LaMelo Ball's high school basketball career is apparently over after two years.
"It's a new coach and I don't like him one bit", LaVar said of Latimore.
LaMelo said he's not anxious about missing out on traditional high school life and not going to school with his friends.
"When it comes to basketball and you're good, you just better be ready for training camp", LaVar said.
LaMelo is a 6-3 point guard ranked as a four-star prospect by Scout.com.
Chino Hills went 35-0 and won a state championship in 2015-16 with Lonzo Ball as the team's star and Steve Baik as coach. "I didn't foresee this happening", Baik said.
LaMelo, 16, was entering his junior year at Chino Hills, a school he and his older brother Lonzo, the No. 2 overall pick of this past June's National Basketball Association draft, helped go 35-0 in back-to-back seasons.
After the game, LaVar confronted the coach, demanding an explanation for his tactics.
"I said, 'Listen, this is the coach's decision, '" Joseph said.
In the immediate aftermath of the announcement, most speculation and attention focused on LaVar's relationship with Chino Hills' new coach, the school's third in three seasons. Ball, is apparently fed up with Latimore's coaching (despite him not having coached a game yet) and has made a decision to pull his youngest son, LaMelo, from Chino Hills.