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

LaVar Ball attends the BIG3 at Staples Center

The arrest resulted in Ball and fellow UCLA freshmen Cody Riley and Jalen Hill being suspended indefinitely by the Bruins - a suspension the Ball family said would last two-three months.

LiAngelo and UCLA parted ways officially on Monday, which marked the start of his preparation for his professional basketball career.

"If [he] did it genuinely", Ball said, speaking of the players" release, "do you really need to come up to me and say, "Boy, you better thank me'?" "I should have left them in jail!" "I'd rather be playing".

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

LiAngelo Ball Spoke for the First Time About His Arrest in China On Tuesday's edition of the "Today" show, UCLA basketball player LiAngelo Ball and his father, Lavar, spoke about LiAngelo's arrest in China. "It's just you and all the officers, and they don't speak English".

While Ball made it clear in his public remarks following his return to the United States that he was grateful for the president's assistance, the situation escalated when LaVar Ball publicly questioned how much help the president had actually delivered.

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




Last week, Ball promised he was going to give Trump the $495 Big Baller Brand ZO2 Prime Remix shoes "so he can calm down a little bit", referring to Trump's Twitter tirade when Ball refused to thank him adequately enough for getting his son released from China.

And about the Lakers, LaVar is banking on his own promise to get LiAngelo and LaMelo playing alongside his brother in purple and gold.

The Balls shocked the sports world Monday when they announced LiAngelo is leaving UCLA and will prepare for a potential National Basketball Association career on his own, instead of serving the lengthy suspension they claim school levied against him. "Watch how I do this".

"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.

"I ain't got no fallback plan".

LiAngelo joined his outspoken father for the interview. "I'm a hundred in, so I never get stopped".

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