Sunday, 10 December, 2017

LaVar Ball says he's withdrawing suspended son from UCLA

Ball says he hasn't been thanked for the 'patriot' shoes he sent Trump UCLA basketball player whose father wouldn't thank Trump had no idea what he did was “stupid”
Kristopher Love | 06 December, 2017, 22:08

"We all went out one night, went to the malls, went to the Louis Vuitton store and, uh, people started taking stuff, and then, you know, me just not thinking and being with them, I took something too".

LaVar Ball was back on CNN Tuesday morning to discuss pulling his son LiAngelo Ball out of UCLA.

"We are exploring other options with Gelo", LaVar Ball told ESPN.

LiAngelo Ball, along with fellow freshmen Jalen Hill and Cody Riley, are now serving indefinite suspensions for their participation in a shoplifting incident during the Bruins' trip to China last month. President Trump intervened on their behalf and the three returned to the US after being detained in China for a few days. Alford said he expects a resolution to the Office of Student Conduct's investigation "sooner rather than later". Don't tell me nothing. "He wasn't punished this bad in China".

That sounds good in theory, but-and this is a big but for both Ball brothers-it doesn't sound like there are any hard offers on the table for either of them right now.

It's the latest salvo in the war of words with Trump that began when the president called him an "ungrateful fool" for failing to thank him for helping secure the release of Ball's son, LiAngelo, and two other UCLA basketball players who were arrested for shoplifting last month in China.

"I don't feel sorry for myself", LiAngelo Ball said during Wednesday, Nov. 15's news conference at UCLA.

One team that most definitely won't be signing LiAngelo or LaMelo to a deal is the Lithuanian team Lietkabelis Panevezys.

A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Richard Mackson, USA TODAY Sports Lavar Ball is the father of three basketball stars: Lonzo, heading to the NBA this summer, and LiAngelo and LaMelo. Oldest son Lonzo is a rookie with the Lakers after playing one successful season at UCLA.

Ball described being jailed in China for a day and a half as "horrible". Mark J. Terrill, AP The Ball family is trying to cash in on the family's success with Big Baller Brand apparel.

LiAngelo averaged 33.8 points a game his senior year at Chino Hills High School, but the 6-foot-5 guard wasn't projected to get drafted this year.

Video posted online recently showed Ball playing a pickup game against LaMelo.

The elder Ball says he hasn't spoken to the school about withdrawing his son.