Sunday, 17 December, 2017

NBA GMs: There's "No Chance" LiAngelo Ball Gets Drafted In June

LaVar Ball Removes LiAngelo from UCLA LaVar Ball pulls son LiAngelo Ball out of UCLA
Shannon Reynolds | 05 December, 2017, 23:55

The development comes as no surprise given the way things have been trending for the Ball family.

All three players were suspended from UCLA basketball when they returned to the United States after the incident.

LaMelo had previously committed to UCLA, but removing LiAngelo from the school seemingly spells that LaMelo won't be honoring that commitment either.

Last week, Ball promised he was going to give Trump the $495 Big Baller Brand ZO2 Prime Remix shoes "so he can calm down a little bit", referring to Trump's Twitter tirade when Ball refused to thank him adequately enough for getting his son released from China.

LiAngelo Ball (left) and his father LaVar (right) are going to train for the NBA Draft.

"We all went out one night, went to the malls, went to the Louis Vuitton store and, uh, people started taking stuff, and then, you know, me just not thinking and being with them, I took something too. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out".

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As the patriarch of a high-profile family whose lives are profiled on the Facebook reality series "Ball in the Family", Ball is no stranger to the limelight.

LiAngelo, a college freshman, told "Today" that being jailed in China was "horrible". In a profile on the Ball family from GQ's Zach Barron, LaVar said he thought LiAngelo was the least likely to make the National Basketball Association.

"That's the whole season, pretty much", LiAngelo said of the suspension.

His older brother, Lonzo, played one year at UCLA before declaring for the NBA Draft.

"That's just a long time of doing nothing", he said.

"Well, I just want to play basketball, so whatever decision he makes, I trust it", he said. 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. 'He's going to be taken care of either way, ' he says. "We gonna ball till we fall".

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