Father of one of returned UCLA basketballers dismisses idea that Trump helped his son

Father of one of returned UCLA basketballers dismisses idea that Trump helped his son
Donald Trump, father of rescued UCLA player (Image via Twitter)

[Ed. – Ingrate!]

Donald Trump got the thank yous he wanted from three UCLA players caught shoplifting in China. The father of the most famous player won’t be doing so anytime soon, it appears.

LaVar Ball didn’t have much time for the idea that the President of the United States helped his son, LiAngelo, out of a potentially crippling situation for his basketball career.

“Who?” Ball told ESPN. “What was he over there for? Don’t tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out.”

LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hall were all caught shoplifting during UCLA’s trip to China to play a game against Georgia Tech. All three players returned to the States this week and are indefinitely suspended by the program.

After being detained and confined to a luxury hotel while their UCLA teammates went home, the charges were eventually dropped and the bail money was returned. Trump tweeted that the players were facing 10 years in prison before he spoke with Chinese president Xi Jinping about the situation. ESPN reported that multiple sources said the players were likely to only be held at the hotel for another 1-2 weeks before Trump’s “intervention.”

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