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Trump Continues Attacks On Father Of Basketball Player

20 November, 2017, 02:47 | Author: John Swanson
  • Trump Continues Attacks On Father Of Basketball Player

LaVar Ball (LiAngelo's father) downplayed the role President Trump had in getting the three players back to the United States without serving any jail time earlier this week.

President Donald Trump blasted the father of one of the three UCLA college basketball players recently detained in China, saying that he "is unaccepting of what I did for his son" in a tweet Sunday.

Trump, apparently sore about something said by a celebrity the rest of us have long ago learned to ignore, then said he should have left the UCLA players in jail, which is of course extremely presidential.

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The players, Cody Riley, Jalen Hill, and LiAngelo Ball - the younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball - were arrested by Chinese police and put under house arrest after being accused of shoplifting from a Louis Vuitton store in Hangzhou two weeks ago. "Don't tell me nothing", LaVar Ball told ESPN.

Trump's tweet on Sunday (Monday, Manila time) comes after the father of player LiAngelo Ball minimized Trump's involvement in winning the players' release in comments to ESPN. That's gonna be debated, that's gonna be argued about, but I want to put that on the table: "it sure looks like race-baiting to a lot of people".

The Twitter tantrum comes in response to former basketball player LaVar Ball brushing off any role Trump had in his son's release from a Chinese prison.

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Freshman LiAngelo Ball was detained along with Jalen Hill and Cody Riley almost two weeks ago and returned last week after Trump said he had a long conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping about the incident. They have been indefinitely suspended from the team.

I'm happy with how things were handled.

LaVar Ball, who has made a name for himself as a professional talker while attempting to build a brand around his three basketball playing sons, was in China during the week-long incident. "I've seen a lot worse things happen than a guy taking some glasses". Like I told him, 'They try to make a big deal out of nothing sometimes.' I'm from L.A.

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Previously, we speculated that it was possible Trump wanted to hear a "thank you" not just from the basketball players, but also from the unapologetic LaVar Ball himself.


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