LaVar Ball Reportedly Removes LiAngelo Ball From UCLA

Beth Cruz
December 5, 2017

His older brother, Lonzo, played one year at UCLA before declaring for the NBA Draft.

The middle Ball did not play a single game as a member of the UCLA team, and his father said that his suspension was worse than the punishment he received in China. LiAngelo was one of three UCLA basketball players arrested on suspicion of shoplifting. The arrests became an even bigger story when President Donald Trump intervened on behalf of the players with Chinese president Xi Jinping and they were allowed to come home shortly thereafter.

We're told LaVar believes the suspension was unfair, especially since the charges were dropped.


LaVar said that his son LiAngelo Ball is not going to transfer schools this season, but will look at other playing options. "He's out of there".

LaVar Ball is notorious for doing things his way. The youngest brother, LaMelo Ball, 16, has verbally committed to playing for UCLA. "They didn't tell me anything, so why am I gonna tell them". 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.

It's unclear what the future of LiAngelo Ball will be after leaving the UCLA Bruins, but a quote from LaVar Ball in a June interview with GQ might provide an indication. The students were suspended indefinitely due to the incident. "That's like telling the Clippers back in the day not to play JJ Redick", LaVar Ball said.

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