I 'Should Have Left' UCLA Players In Jail Over Father's Comments

Kelley Robertson
November 20, 2017

"Who?" LaVar Ball answered.

President Donald Trump directed a message at LaVar Ball on Twitter on Sunday, less than 24 hours after Ball downplayed the President's role in helping Ball's son, LiAngelo, and two other UCLA basketball players return to the United States safely after they were arrested in China for shoplifting. The players missed the team's game with Georgia Tech in Shanghai and were forced to remain behind in China to deal with the fallout of the charges even after the rest of the team returned to Los Angeles. They were caught. The police searched their bags and found the stolen items.

The players faced potential jail sentences for shoplifting from a Louis Vuitton store in the country, however Trump reportedly spoke to Chinese President Xi Jinping about the matter.

Trump, apparently insecure about approval ratings, asked whether the players would thank him. "Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out", LaVar Ball said. "I'm happy with how things were handled".

Really? You are that vain and shallow that you would say such a thing. "I've seen a lot worse things happen than a guy taking some glasses".

Ball also insisted that the crime his son was accused of was no big deal.

"Do you think the three UCLA Basketball Players will say thank you President Trump?".

White House Director of Social Media and Assistant to the President Dan Scavino Jr.

In actual U.S. -China relations, Trump back-peddled on his strong anti-China campaign rhetoric, blamed Obama, took shots at "the failing New York Times", broke press precedent by accepting China's ban on questions and totally ignored human rights violations.

All three players have been suspended from the UCLA basketball team indefinitely, and articles of impeachment have been filed on Donald Trump.

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