LaVar Ball pulls son LiAngelo Ball out of UCLA

Jonathan Hernandez
December 6, 2017

The father of UCLA basketball player LiAngelo Ball still isn't crediting President Donald Trump with helping to free his son after his arrest in China - but LaVar Ball did send the president a cheeky gift from his sports apparel line.

After LiAngelo was let out of China along with two other teammates from the University of California, Los Angeles, basketball team, Trump touted his involvement in the release, prompting the elder Ball to publicly swipe at him, asking, "Who?"

Equally freaky and controversial is the fact that the Los Angeles Lakers are going to enforce a policy that's called the "LaVar Ball Rule" that bars reporters from a section of Staples Center that's near family and associates of players after games, especially since Ball has been very critical of the team's coaches and players in recent weeks, according to a report from ESPN. But even without a landing spot, Lavar feels he can prepare LiAngelo for the National Basketball Association better than a college team can. We've got to serve some more punishment. "That's why I gave him the shoes".

"I sent him three pairs-red, white, and blue-[to] show him that we're patriotic", Ball said.

This began when Ball accused Trump of doing little to help with the release of the players.

LaVar Ball said that he has yet to inform the UCLA coaching staff that he is pulling LiAngelo. "If I got a fallback plan, I'm going 80 percent this way and 20 percent to my fallback. I didn't realize until I got back to my hotel that was stupid but by then it was too late and then sure enough the next morning the police came and got us". After Trump requested a "thank you" from LaVar, the patriarch of the Ball family declined to do so - but did send the USA president three pairs of his Big Baller Brand shoes.

"I'm going to make him way better for the draft that UCLA ever could have", Ball told ESPN.

"That's the whole season pretty much", LiAngelo said in the TV interview. "I'd rather be playing".

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.

"We learned today of LiAngelo Ball's intention to withdraw from UCLA".

"I ain't got no fallback plan. I'm a hundred in, so I never get stopped".

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