LaVar and LiAngelo Ball Explain What's Next After Son Leaves UCLA

LaVar and LiAngelo Ball Explain What's Next After Son Leaves UCLA

LaVar and LiAngelo Ball Explain What's Next After Son Leaves UCLA

Ball appeared on CNN's "New Day" to discuss his recent decision to pull his son LiAngelo Ball out of UCLA after the freshman basketball player was suspended indefinitely for his shoplifting arrest in China that drew worldwide attention. Ball was one of the three players arrested for shoplifting in China on a team trip overseas.

LiAngelo was a freshman with the Bruins but was indefinitely suspended by the team after a shoplifting incident in China along with teammates Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, an event that not only brought embarrassment to the school but was in direct violation of the university's student code of conduct against theft.

Lavar has since withdrawn LiAngelo from UCLA, claiming that the school and the NCAA were too harsh in their punishment.

LaVar Ball questioned why his son was being punished more harshly in the USA when China had already "forgiven" the players.

"I don't just be saying thank you because somebody said they did something. You know how kids think", he added. The charges were eventually dropped, but not before the global incident made headlines when President Donald Trump tweeted that he helped free the players, which the elder Ball disputed.

"That's the whole season pretty much", LiAngelo said in the TV interview.

According to ESPN's Jeff Goodman, Ball said he's pulling his son, LiAngelo, out of UCLA. "They didn't tell me anything, so why am I gonna tell them". "It's just you and all the officers, and they don't speak English". Trump and LaVar Ball publicly feuded after the latter said the president did not deserve credit for intervening to get his son released. "That's just a long time of doing nothing. We only went to UCLA one and done". "I rather be playing".

"We learned today of LiAngelo Ball's intention to withdraw from UCLA", men's basketball coach Steve Alford said in a statement.

LaMelo and LiAngelo - as well as their older brother Lakers star guard Lonzo - have quickly developed name recognition thanks both to their play on the court and their large social media presence off of it.

The oldest Ball son, Lonzo Ball, 20, also played at UCLA and was chosen second overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2017 National Basketball Association draft. "Watch how I do this". "I ain't got no fallback plan", he said.

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