LaVar Ball pulls son LiAngelo Ball from UCLA over team suspension

LaVar Ball told ESPN on Monday that he planned to pulled his son, basketball player LiAngelo Ball, out of UCLA because the school was punishing him too harshly for a shoplifting incident during a team trip to China. LiAngelo Ball, a freshman, was suspended indefinitely, as were teammates Cody Riley and Jalen Hill. China released the players after detaining them briefly, but UCLA has not said how long it would keep them off the court. “I’m not sitting back and waiting. He wasn’t punished this bad in China,” said LaVar Ball, who has feuded with President Trump over whether Trump had exaggerated his role in winning the players’ release. The elder Ball said he had not decided where his son would play, but insisted he would “make him way better for the draft than UCLA ever could have.”

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