LaVar Ball pulls LiAngelo Ball out of UCLA

Taylor Byrd
December 5, 2017

"We are exploring other options with Gelo", LaVar Ball said.

Ball is pulling LiAngelo Ball out of UCLA and off its basketball team, TMZ reported Monday, as the freshman continues to serve an indefinite suspension for a shoplifting arrest in China last month.

LiAngelo wasn't an National Basketball Association prospect before his shoplifting arrest, and the baggage of an worldwide incident obviously doesn't help his cause.

"We learned today of LiAngelo Ball's intention to withdraw from UCLA..." "I'm taking him and I'm gone", he told the Times.

The oldest Ball son, Lonzo Ball, 20, also played at UCLA and was chosen second overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2017 National Basketball Association draft. So far, the three have missed the Bruins' first eight games of the 2017-18 season. "They didn't tell me anything, so why am I gonna tell them". "I tried to let UCLA deal with the process and he should have been playing the next week".

The three players have remained indefinitely suspended by the program.

He has been openly critical of Lakers players as well as Lakers head coach Luke Walton and his staff, calling them "soft".

After a quiet couple of weeks in Westwood, the maneuver by LaVar Ball brings the latest round of publicity and counterblast to him and his family. The incident made global news and even President Donald Trump weighed in on the matter claiming he advocated and was responsible for the release of Ball and the other two UCLA players.

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