LiAngelo Ball’s tenure at UCLA was short, yet eventful, even though the middle Ball brother never even touched the court for an actual game in a Bruins’ uniform. Ball was among the three UCLA players arrested for shoplifting in China, which became an international saga involving Donald Trump and an eventual feud between the president and Ball’s father, LaVar. On Monday, LaVar announced he would be pulling LiAngelo out of UCLA in response to the program’s indefinite suspension of LiAngelo and the others for their role in the shoplifting incident in China. LaVar will be bringing LiAngelo into the Big Baller Brand Academy alongside younger brother LaMelo, who was pulled out of high school this year by LaVar. The two will spend time preparing for the NBA draft, although LiAngelo is not considered an NBA prospect by most. The news was unofficial for much of the afternoon, but UCLA coach Steve Alford eventually released a statement on LiAngelo’s departure from the program.
UCLA Coach Steve Alford Responded To LaVar Ball Pulling LiAngelo Out Of School
Uproxx | Dec 4