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L    onzo Ball being a Laker isn’t enough for his father LaVar. He wants LaMelo and LiAngelo to make Los Angeles home to the entire family, too.

During an interview, LaVar said that all three of his sons will play for Lakers, creating their own super team of sorts.

“Welcome to the new Big Three, the Ball era,” LaVar said as the interview ended.

While chopping it up with the reporter, the eldest Ball also said that he plans on pulling his youngest son, LaMelo out of Chino Hills High School to homeschool him for his last two years of high school.

“I’m not dealing with the coach over there. I’m not dealing with the administration over there. I don’t want no distractions on Melo. So therefore I’m going to homeschool him and make him the best basketball player ever,” LaVar told ESPN. Melo’s school has seen a ton of coaching changes as of late. Chino Hills hired Dennis Latimore as its new head basketball coach in May, replacing Stephan Gilling who was only there for a year. And before that, it was Steve Baik who left after having an undefeated season.

Here are a few more celebs you probably didn’t know were home schooled.

Venus and Serena Williams


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The tennis superstars were homeschooled by their parents from elementary to high school. They were pulled out of traditional school so they could practice tennis every day, which clearly paid off.


Justin Timberlake

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Timberlake started his career at the age of 12 when he made an appearance on Star Search, and his career suddenly took off. He went to Jeter Elementary School in Tennessee, but was homeschooled for middle and high school.

Blake Griffin

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Blake Griffin and his older brother Taylor were homeschooled up until eighth grade when Blake’s athletic prowess took over. He was suddenly a first baseman, wide receiver, and tight end when he enrolled in Oklahoma Christian School.

Tim Tebow

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Tebow was on an ESPN Outside The Lines segment about homeschooled athletes getting the same access to high school athletics. He was also the first homeschooled athlete to ever be nominated—and win!—the coveted Heisman Trophy.


Taylor Swift

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…that explains a lot.