LiAngelo Ball Says His UCLA Teammates Started Shoplifting First, So He Joined In (VIDEO)
On Tuesday, LaVar Ball made his second appearance on CNN. This time it had everything to do with why he took his son LiAngelo Ball out of UCLA to train him personally and prepare him for the NBA.
LaVar Ball on pulling his son off the UCLA basketball team: “That’s one of the main reasons he went to UCLA is to play basketball. That’s his passion. And for them to prolong this and go on and on, it’s ridiculous to me.” pic.twitter.com/5p9otRVzIy
— CNN (@CNN) December 5, 2017
He then updated his his relationship status with Donald Trump, mentioning how he sent the president three pair of Z02’s in different colors to show how patriotic Big Baller Brand was.
“I sent him three pairs, red white and blue. Show him we’re patriotic.” LaVar Ball didn’t get a thanks from Donald Trump for giving him Big Baller Brand shoes. pic.twitter.com/qcXJy7Q3VU — Sporting News (@sportingnews) December 5, 2017
The conversation shifted when LaVar and LiAngelo went on the Today Show to speak about exactly what happened with LiAngelo and his two teammates while in China. They discussed what led to them stealing from four high-end stores before being arrested.
“We all went out one night, went to the malls, went to the Louis Vuitton store and, uh, people started taking stuff, and then, you know, me just not thinking and being with them, I took something too.
“And we left thinking we’ll just get away — you know how kids think. I didn’t realize ‘til I got back to my hotel, I’m like, ‘That was stupid.’ But by then it was too late. And then sure enough, the next morning, the police came and got us. …
“Oh, it was horrible. They take your clothes, you wear, like, whatever they have for you, a little jumpsuit or whatever, take your shoestrings and you just sit in a cement cell for however long. It’s just you and all the officers — and they don’t speak English.”
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) December 5, 2017