LaVar Ball pulls son LiAngelo Ball out of UCLA

LaVar Ball pulls son LiAngelo Ball out of UCLA

LiAngelo was suspended along with teammates Cody Riley and Jalen Hill for shoplifting during a team trip to China.

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?"

He also vowed to train LiAngelo well enough to get him in the National Basketball Association, where he would join his older brother, Lonzo, a rookie point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers.

"This shouldn't be all that surprising-freshman LiAngelo is an inch shorter than big brother Lonzo, at 6'5", lacks the point guard skills that make Lonzo an intriguing prospect, and is equipped with the same janky jumper. We got to serve some more punishment!?

"People started taking stuff and me just not thinking and being with them, I took something too", LiAngelo said in the TV interview.

"I sent him three pair - red, white, and blue - to show him we patriotic", Ball said. "We only went to UCLA one and done".

"We've got the NCAA holding back, where they're waiting two, three months to tell him if he can play or not", Ball said.

As long as my boy's back here, I'm fine.

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

LaVar added: "China already said, 'OK, he made a bad mistake, we're going to drop the charges.' That's the punishment they gave him".

Upon returning to the United States, the players thanked President Trump for his help, but LaVar Ball refused to acknowledge that Trump assisted in the players' release.

"It wasn't the White House, it wasn't the State Department, it wasn't father LaVar's so-called people on the ground in China that got his son out of a long term prison sentence - IT WAS ME", Trump tweeted on November 22.

LaVar says no decision has been made whether LiAngelo will transfer to another school but, judging by his comments, he's likely to get his one year of post-secondary education directly from the Big Baller Academy.

Whether or not the footwear is popular in the White House, Ball maintained that his back-and-forth with President Trump had no effect on his brand's success. That's a long time doing nothing. "I 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. "I ain't got no fallback plan", he said. "I'm 100 in. So I never get stopped".