LaMelo, LiAngelo Ball looking into playing professionally overseas


LiAngelo, who was in his freshman season with the Bruins, never played a game for UCLA and is now suspended indefinitely from the team. "That's one of the main reasons he went to UCLA, to play basketball".

"I'm not going to let UCLA take the fire out of my boy by not letting him play for two months", Ball told the Los Angeles Times. "I rather be playing".

"We are exploring other options with Gelo", Ball said, unsure of where LiAngelo will go next.

Ball appeared on CNN's "New Day" to discuss his recent decision to pull his son LiAngelo Ball out of UCLA after the freshman basketball player was suspended indefinitely for his shoplifting arrest in China that drew global attention. "It's just you and all the officers, and they don't speak English".

Now, we're over here (in the United States). "I didn't realize til I got back to my hotel, I'm like, 'That was stupid.' But by the end, it was too late".

"We learned [Monday] of LiAngelo Ball's intention to withdraw from UCLA", Alford said, as reported by CBS Sports.

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LaVar Ball and President Donald Trump have engaged in a public war of words since the three players returned from China.

Last week, Ball promised he was going to give Trump the $495 Big Baller Brand ZO2 Prime Remix shoes "so he can calm down a little bit", referring to Trump's Twitter tirade when Ball refused to thank him adequately enough for getting his son released from China.

Trump on November 15 asked on Twitter for the players' gratitude, which came in a news conference later that day when they also admitted to the shoplifting and apologized. "He's gonna make money playing basketball". He pledged to work LiAngelo into NBA-level shape, and then LiAngelo would follow in the footsteps of older brother Lonzo: "All these boys are going to get on the Lakers", LaVar gloated.

Since UCLA will not indicate when LiAngelo Ball will return to action, his father is being proactive and taking him out. "Watch how I do this".

LaVar Ball told ESPN prior to the season that LiAngelo would only stay at UCLA for one season, even if he wasn't projected as a draft pick.

"I ain't got no fallback plan", LaVar said. "I ain't gon' stress it out. I'm a hundred in, so I never get stopped".