LaVar Ball Pulls Son LiAngelo From UCLA Basketball Team

UCLA basketball players Li Angelo Ball and Cody Riley arrive at LAX

UCLA basketball players Li Angelo Ball and Cody Riley arrive at LAX

"He's out of there".

The oldest Ball son, Lonzo Ball, 20, also played at UCLA and was chosen second overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2017 National Basketball Association draft. "So basically they're in jail here", he added.

Ball told ESPN he hasn't decided where LiAngelo will play this season.

"He's not transferring to another school", he told ESPN. LiAngelo was one of three UCLA basketball players arrested on suspicion of shoplifting.

Though there have been signs of stardom for Lonzo Ball - he became the youngest player in National Basketball Association history to record a triple double - he has had an uneven rookie season, shooting just over 30% from the floor.

LaVar Ball Pulls Son LiAngelo From UCLA Basketball Team
LaVar Ball Pulls Son LiAngelo From UCLA Basketball Team

LiAngelo Ball's outspoken father, Lavar Ball, told ESPN he made a decision to pull his son out of UCLA. 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.

Alford indicated last week that he expected the fate of the three suspended players to be resolved in the near term. They were going to keep the best shooter on the team coming off the bench? They were not allowed to practice, travel with the team or suit up for games during the suspension, which was contingent on an ongoing investigation by UCLA's Office of Student Conduct.

"He's going to be taken care of either way", LaVar Ball said of LiAngelo, and then suggested that LiAngelo could have a future as a model.

"He's out of there", Ball told ESPN.

There are questions about whether LaMelo would even be eligible, because he has his own signature shoe as part of the family's Big Baller Brand.

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