LiAngelo Ball & Teammates En Route Back To U.S. After President Trump Helped Resolve Shoplifting Incident

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LiAngelo Ball and his two teammates are finally on their way back from China, and they have Donald Trump to thank for it.

The trio were facing 3 to 10 years in a Chinese Prison after they were arrested for stealing sunglasses from Louis Vuitton. Security cameras also caught them stealing from Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, and Salvatore Ferragamo stores as well.

During his two day trip to Beijing, President Donald Trump asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to help resolve the case of the three UCLA players. Less than 24 hours later, they were on a plane headed back to the United States, according to the Wall Street Journal’s James T. Arredy.

“Three UCLA basketball players detained for a week in China flew back home late Tuesday, hours after U.S. President Donald Trump said he had requested assistance on their behalf from his counterpart Xi Jinping.

UCLA freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley were seen late Tuesday at Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport checking into a Delta flight bound for Los Angeles, airline staff said. The flight took off after 9 p.m.”

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