President Trump Lashes Out at UCLA Basketball Dad LaVar Ball

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President Trump lashed out at one of the UCLA basketball players’ dad, LaVar Ball, who didn’t give him credit for freeing his son in China.

A day after  LaVar Ball, the outspoken father of the basketball players LiAngelo and Lonzo Ball, played down President Trump’s involvement in getting LiAngelo safely out of China without any criminal charges, the president fired back on Twitter.

‘Now that the three basketball players are out of China and saved from years in jail, LaVar Ball, the father of LiAngelo, is not impressed by  of what President Trump did for his son and that the shoplifting incident is no big deal.

“Who?” LaVar Ball said when asked about Trump’s involvement. “What was he over there for? Don’t tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out.”

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The incident: LiAngelo Ball and his teammates, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, were arrested on suspicion of shoplifting.

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According to sources, Ball, Riley and Hill are accused of attempting to steal sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store near their team hotel in Hangzhou. UCLA was in China for an exhibition matchup against Georgia Tech. The players were held in the hotel and not allowed to travel back to the United States with the team.

Mr. Trump, who was in the middle of a tour of Asia, raised the case with President Xi Jinping of China, and the three players were allowed to return to the United States.

 

 

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