Ball was serving an indefinite suspension, along with Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, after being caught shoplifting from multiple high-end retail outlets while on the team's overseas trip to China. ESPN has since confirmed the story with LaVar Ball. If convicted, the trio would have faced 10-year sentences. The charges were eventually dropped, but not before the global incident made headlines when President Donald Trump tweeted that he helped free the players, which the elder Ball disputed.
"We are exploring other options with [LiAngelo Ball]", LaVar said.
It's unclear what the future of LiAngelo Ball will be after leaving the UCLA Bruins, but a quote from LaVar Ball in a June interview with GQ might provide an indication. President Trump, who was on a tour of Asia, personally intervened with President Xi Jinping of China to get the issue settled. That sparked a very public back-and-forth exchange between the celebrity-in-chief and LaVar, with Trump tweeting, "I should have left them in jail" and calling the outspoken hoops dad an "ungrateful fool" for not thanking him. "They didn't tell me anything, so why am I gonna tell them". LaVar then told ESPN that he has, indeed, pulled his son from the school.
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Reporter Zach Baron wrote that LaVar Ball was referring to LiAngelo Ball, his middle son.
It appears the main one of those options is to prepare the player for June's National Basketball Association draft.
It looks like LiAngelo Ball will now be attending Big Baller Academy.