LiAngelo Ball is not going to play basketball for UCLA this season … but it surely’s not solely from his personal doing.
LaVar Ball, the boisterous father of LiAngelo and his two brothers, has pulled his center son out of the varsity solely, ESPN reported Monday.
“We’re exploring different choices with Gelo,” LaVar instructed ESPN. “He is out of there.”
LiAngelo Ball, together with teammates Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, have been suspended indefinitely since they shoplifted objects from shops inside an upscale mall in China in November earlier than the Bruins’ season opener towards Georgia Tech.
“He wasn’t punished this unhealthy in China,” LaVar mentioned to ESPN. “We get again over right here and the results had been even stiffer than China. So principally they’re in jail right here.”
TMZ sources mentioned LaVar Ball believes “there is not any want to interrupt down a child’s spirit for making a mistake.”
In October, Ball pulled his youngest son, LaMelo, out of Chino Hills Excessive College to home-school him claiming, “I do not need no distractions on Melo. So due to this fact I will home-school him and make him the perfect basketball participant ever.”
Lonzo Ball, the oldest of the three brothers, is presently a rookie with the Los Angeles Lakers after spending one season at UCLA.