Home » Sport

Trump to LaVar Ball: 'I should have left them in jail!'

20 November, 2017, 02:47 | Author: Sylvester Abbott
  • President Trump Blasts Father of Recently Released UCLA Player for Being Unappreciative of His Help in Gaining Son’s Release

Trump's Chief of Staff John Kelly told the Times the president was instrumental in their release, bringing it up with China's Xi Jinping. But, Lavar Ball later suggested in an ESPN interview that Trump had little to do with the matter.

"Do you think the three UCLA Basketball Players will say thank you President Trump?". "Like I told him, 'They try to make a big deal out of nothing sometimes.' I'm from LA".

Upon their return they held a press conference to apologize and thank the president as well as the Chinese government for letting them go without prosecution.

Balls's son LiAngelo, as well as Jalen Hill and Cody Riley were detained in Hangzhou, about 100 miles southwest of Shanghai, on shoplifting charges a day before Trump arrived in China for his Asia tour. "Don't tell me nothing".

The case drew great attention in the United States because LiAngelo's elder brother Lonzo has been a star for the Los Angeles Lakers in his debut season.

LiAngelo Ball was arrested in China and charged with shoplifting along with two of his UCLA teammates just days before the Bruins were scheduled to play Georgia Tech. "We really appreciate you helping us out", Riley said.

I'm happy with how things were handled.

This was Trump's response to Ball essentially saying "Trump who?" when asked on Saturday about the president's role in getting LiAngelo out of trouble.

Fredricka Whitfield spoke with Stelter this afternoon on how "the way this President prioritizes is very confusing to a lot of people". "I've seen a lot worse things happen than a guy taking some glasses", he said. In a Sunday morning tweet, Trump criticized LaVar Ball for being "unaccepting for what I did for his son".

On Wednesday, UCLA coach Steve Alford announced the players were suspended indefinitely.

Which somehow manages to both be accurate - Trump was making it a bigger deal - and totally cavalier about committing crimes in foreign countries - shoplifting in China is different than shoplifting in L.A.!



Grigor Dimitrov clinches ATP Finals title
He leveled in the eighth game before breaking once more in the 12th to snatch the set, despite Goffin hitting eight more winners. Dmitrov said: "I feel pretty unbelievable right now".

Antonio Conte confirms that David Luiz has returned to the squad
Now Luiz faces a battle with Christensen for a spot in tomorrow's league fixture at West Bromwich Albion . The Brazilian defender was left out of the Blues squad against Manchester United before the global break.

WEATHER: Rain mixed with snow today, colder tomorrow
The National Weather Service in Huntsville has issued a wind advisory that's in effect until 9 p.m. 8 A.M. With those gusty west winds, it will feel like it's down into the 30s at times later Sunday afternoon.

Kim Names Worst Dressed Kardashian While James Corden Reveals His Least Favorite
Khloe and Kylie have yet to address the rumors surrounding them, aside from occasionally squashing baby bump discussions . Kim Kardashian West has explained why she didn't invite her surrogate to her Tea For Three baby shower .

SADC Tells Zimbabwe to End Coup Peacefully, Calls for a Leaders Summit
Opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, blamed this on the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission which is controlled by the government. According to Statistics South Africa, almost 25,000 Zimbabweans were in possession of temporary residence permits in 2012.

Erdogan Says Turkey Must Clear Syria's Afrin of Kurdish Militia
The two incidents drew the ire of Erdogan, who immediately ordered the withdrawal of Turkey's 40 soldiers from the exercise. Under Erdogan, Turkey's relations with NATO's leadership and the European Union have frayed in recent years.

Encouraging to gain worldwide recognition: Jaitley on Moody rating
Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) Arvind Subramanian on Friday said that India's sovereign rating upgradation was long overdue. It also claimed that India's growth potential superseded that of many other sovereign nations.

Truck driver with 'F-TRUMP' sticker arrested in Fort Bend County
But Nehls, who is considering a run for a seat in Congress as a Republican candidate next year, says the sticker is inflammatory. A Texas sheriffs photo of a sticker on a pickup truck is spreading on social and prompted him to address the controversial sign.

Trump lifts trophy ban
It only relates to elephants, but campaigners fear it will open up the flood gates to other endangered animals being hunted. As a result, the number of African elephants has shrunk from about 5 million a century ago to about 400,000 remaining.

Cambodia's top court orders dissolution of main opposition party in treason case
All of the seats that the CNRP gained in the 2017 commune elections and the 2013 general election will be turned over to the CPP. Hun Sen, a former Khmer Rouge commander, has held onto power since 1985, making him the world's longest-ruling Prime Minister.