LiAngelo Ball's problems at U.C.L.A. and its basketball team started with a disastrous trip to China with the team, during which he and three teammates were arrested on suspicion of shoplifting.
"I'm going to make him way better for the draft than UCLA ever could have", he said.
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As LaVar Ball weighs options for his middle son, it's safe to say that a jump to the National Basketball Association shouldn't be one of them. "He's out of there".
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LiAngelo is the middle child of Ball's three sons.
Trump then got into a public dispute with Ball's father, LaVar Ball, the outspoken head of a sports apparel company who has two other basketball-playing sons. His brother Lonzo played one season with the Bruins before being drafted No. 2 by the Lakers.
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Asked if LiAngelo agreed with the decision, the elder Ball told the Times, "My boy is loyal to me. That's like telling the Clippers back in the day not to play JJ Redick", LaVar Ball said. They were not allowed to practice, travel with the team or suit up for games during the suspension, which was contingent on an ongoing investigation by UCLA's Office of Student Conduct. LaVar Ball publicly downplayed Trump's role in freeing his son and refused to offer the praise that the president was expecting. But a school might be willing to take a chance on him, though it's doubtful that it will be a program as prestigious as UCLA.