LiAngelo Ball Spoke for the First Time About His Arrest in China

LaVar Ball

LiAngelo arrived to UCLA as a far less heralded recruit than his older brother, Lonzo, but LaVar had repeatedly said that all three of his sons would be one-and-done basketball players. The UCLA team was touring China ahead of a visit by Trump, who said he intervened by personally speaking with Chinese President Xi Jingping to get the players released.

LiAngelo, along with the two other UCLA players, was suspended indefinitely upon their return to the United States after the incident, which occurred in Hangzhou while the team was in China for a game.

Former UCLA freshman LiAngelo Ball said that being locked up in a Chinese jail was "horrible" and that he is fine with the decision to leave school to pursue his professional basketball dreams. If the players returned sooner, and the NCAA later decided they were ineligible, UCLA could be forced to forfeit games the players appeared in. "And I tell you what, behind closed doors I think he got them on his feet just dancing". "ZO2s bring you down, stop you from getting all riled up", he said.

Two weeks after a much talked-about appearance on CNN to explain his feud with President Donald Trump, basketball father and businessman LaVar Ball joined "New Day" anchor Chris Cuomo again to discuss the aftermath of that feud and his attempt to patch things up with a gift.

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

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

"People started taking stuff and me just not thinking and being with them, I took something too", LiAngelo said in the TV interview. "That's just a long time of doing nothing - I'd rather be playing".

"LaVar told "Access Hollywood" he sent Trump three pair of Big Baller shoes in red, white and blue".

"We are exploring other options with Gelo", the Ball family patriarch told ESPN.

And about the Lakers, LaVar is banking on his own promise to get LiAngelo and LaMelo playing alongside his brother in purple and gold. "Watch how I do this". That is why LaVar ultimately opted to pull his son from UCLA on Monday in order to prepare him for the NBA Draft - despite the fact that LiAngelo isn't considered to be an NBA prospect. The ones who got it wrong, I don't worry about it.

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