LaVar Ball Removes His Son LiAngelo From UCLA

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LaVar Ball Removes LiAngelo from UCLA

A reason LiAngelo Ball was on the UCLA roster was due to his older brother, Lonzo, starring there past year, and because his five-star recruit younger brother, LaMelo, is slated to go there in 2019.

LaVar Ball has pulled his son freshman guard LiAngelo Ball from UCLA's basketball team, according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman.

LaVar Ball said that he has yet to inform the UCLA coaching staff that he is pulling LiAngelo.

"I'm going to make him way better for the draft than UCLA ever could have", he said.

The charges against LiAngelo - and two other UCLA freshmen - were dropped, which is what reportedly has LaVar peeved over the suspension. "He's out of there".

LaVar's oldest son Lonzo played for UCLA last season before being drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers.

The detained players were allowed to return home after President Donald Trump said he spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping and secured their release - though the elder Ball publicly disputed Trump's involvement. "I'm taking him and I'm gone", he told the Times. Trump then stated that he didn't receive proper appreciation from LaVar Ball and later posted on Twitter: "I should have left them in jail!" The three players, along with head coach Steve Alford and Athletic Director Dan Guerrero, held a joint press conference November 15 in which they read prepared statements. However, a source at UCLA told ESPN's Arash Markazi that this is probably the end for the Ball family at the school.

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