"We are exploring other options with Gelo", the Ball family patriarch told ESPN.
Upon returning to the United States, the players thanked President Trump for his help, but LaVar Ball refused to acknowledge that Trump assisted in the players' release. "Watch how I do this". And we gotta serve some more punishment?
How the situation at U.C.L.A. will affect Lonzo Ball, a rookie guard for the Los Angeles Lakers, is unknown, but as recently as last night he had been telling reporters that the drama around him was beginning to die down.
The Big Baller Brand founder continued, "I even sent him a pair of the ZO2s, come on now".
LaVar says no decision has been made whether LiAngelo will transfer to another school but, judging by his comments, he's likely to get his one year of post-secondary education directly from the Big Baller Academy. "One official at UCLA said this likely means the end of what was supposed to be a long, fruitful run with the Ball brothers", Markazi reported.
LiAngelo Ball was indefinitely suspended alongside teammates Cody Riley and Jalen Hill after they were accused last month of shoplifting from a Louis Vuitton store next to their hotel in Hangzhou, China. "That's just a long time of doing nothing - I'd rather be playing". That is why LaVar ultimately opted to pull his son from UCLA on Monday in order to prepare him for the NBA Draft - despite the fact that LiAngelo isn't considered to be an NBA prospect. He'd be unable to enroll and play immediately for any NCAA Division I program, although there would have been at least the possibility he could catch on at a lower-level program, like an NAIA school. "We left thinking we would just get away, you know how kids think". He apologized. What's the long process for?
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.
Trump repeatedly blasted Ball for failing to thank him.
"People already got their perception of me", he said.
However, he added, "I ain't going to stress it out". The ones who got it wrong, I don't worry about it.