Tuesday, March 14, 2017
The Ballfather: LaVar Ball and his 3 sons intend to change basketball forever
mar 13, 2017 | ryaN KARTJE |o.c. register | ARTICLE LINK
CHINO HILLS – A storm is raging, the fiercest Southern California has seen in years, but outside of the Chino Hills High gym on a Friday night in February, hundreds stand in line anyway, soaked but undeterred, their barricade of umbrellas snaking around the building. Some have been waiting in the rain for hours. A few poor souls wander desperately, begging for extra tickets. They were sold out before the day began.
They’ve come to catch lightning in a bottle, to gaze upon a preps phenomenon the likes of which this town – and quite possibly the country – has never seen before. A few years ago, Chino Hills High was a complete unknown in basketball circles – a public school, just a decade old, with a tiny gym and a modest following. But that was before the plan took hold and the nation took notice, before the Ball family and their electric offense, before 35-0, the 60-game win streak and the national title.