LaVar Ball has made the decision to have his son LiAngelo quit the UCLA basketball team, and the elder Ball says the move is designed to better prepare the 19-year-old for the NBA Draft.
LaVar confirmed to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman on Monday that LiAngelo is leaving UCLA, but he said there are no plans for LiAngelo to transfer schools.
“I’m going to make him way better for the draft than UCLA ever could have,” he said. “He’s not transferring to another school. The plan is now to get Gelo ready for the NBA draft.”
LaVar Ball indicated that he grew frustrated with the indefinite suspension LiAngelo had been serving at UCLA stemming from his shoplifting incident in China.
“I’m not sitting back and waiting,” the Big Baller Brand founder said. “He wasn’t punished this bad in China. We get back over here and the consequences were even stiffer than China. So basically they’re in jail here.”
LaVar Ball says he will prepare LiAngelo better for NBA Draft than UCLA could
Larry Brown Sports | Dec 4