Monday, 11 December, 2017

LaVar Ball says he's pulling his son, LiAngelo, out of UCLA

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Elias Hubbard | 06 December, 2017, 00:49

Now that LaVar Ball has pulled his son LiAngelo out of UCLA, the Big Baller Brand is moving forward with plans to unveil his first signature shoe, the Gelo 3, according to ESPN. LiAngelo Ball, on "Today" LiAngelo and his two teammates were eventually released from custody, thanks in large part to President Trump, who happened to be on a state visit in China when the incident occurred.

Chinese authorities arrested LiAngelo and two other teammates last month for what UCLA Athletic Director Dan Guerrero later said was stealing items from three stores during a 90-minute free period in the eastern city of Hangzhou while the Bruins basketball team was on a trip overseas.

LaVar pulled LiAngelo out of UCLA earlier in the week, sidestepping the suspension the university had handed down for the students' shoplifting.

"We learned today of LiAngelo Ball's intention to withdraw from UCLA", UCLA Coach Steve Alford told ESPN's Arash Markazi.

The trio apologized to their teammates, friends, families and the government - including President Donald Trump - at a news conference after they were returned to the US on November 14.

"I don't just be saying thank you because somebody said they did something".

While all three basketball players thanked Trump at a news conference once they were back on US soil, LaVar Ball has played down Trump's role in bringing them home, prompting furious tweets from the president.

The two- to three-month suspension from UCLA is "the whole season pretty much", he added.

"I even sent him a pair-the ZO2s, come on now", Ball said. Like I told him, "They try to make a big deal out of nothing sometimes". Take your shoestrings. You just sit in a cement cell for however long.

"We are exploring other options with Gelo", Ball said, unsure of where LiAngelo will go next. "I'd rather be playing". He pledged to work LiAngelo into NBA-level shape, and then LiAngelo would follow in the footsteps of older brother Lonzo: "All these boys are going to get on the Lakers", LaVar gloated.

There's just one problem: No one associated with the NBA thinks LiAngelo, long believed to be the lesser of the three Ball brothers as far as basketball talent goes, thinks he has any shot at getting drafted. "Watch how I do this". "I'm a hundred in, so I never get stopped".

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