Published: Mon, November 20, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

LaVar Ball Might Have Started a Feud With President Donald Trump

LaVar Ball Might Have Started a Feud With President Donald Trump

LaVar Ball - a guy who courts controversy as if it is his very lifeblood - was asked by ESPN about Trump's involvement in bringing his son LiAngelo Ball and two other UCLA freshmen home.

"Who? What was he over there for?"

"I take full responsibility for the mistakes I have made, shoplifting", Riley told reporters.

Naturally, Twitter exploded over what seems to be a looming clash.

China allowed the basketball players to leave after a few days' detention, because they didn't want to embarrass President Donald Trump. They will not travel with the team or suit up for home games, and they will remain suspended as the players go through the university's disciplinary review process.

The Ball family has its own reality show, Ball in the Family, which airs on Facebook. Trump may have intervened on their behalf, but they owe their freedom to Chinese President Xi Jinping. A war of words with America's outspoken president seems like the logical next step in the LaVar Ball phenomenon.

UCLA basketball teammates LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill apologized for stealing from MULTIPLE stores, not just from Louis Vuitton, while in China.

"As long as my boy's back here, I'm fine", Ball told ESPN.

When Trayvon Martin was killed by a "white Hispanic", President Barack Obama had a lot to say. "That's not me. I handle what's going on, and then we go from there".

After the players were released Trump questioned whether they would thank him, stating they had faced 10 years in jail. His persona, be it genuine or a show for the media, has placed heaps of hype on his sons, who include National Basketball Association rookie Lonzo Ball and UCLA commit LaMelo Ball. Like I told him, "They try to make a big deal out of nothing sometimes". My son has built up enough character that one bad decision doesn't define him.

Trump said "you're welcome" and then encouraged the players to have a great life while being cautious.

"Everybody gets stuck on the negativity of some things and they get stuck on them too long".

"I don't know of any internal debate going on", Alford said. Sources previously told ESPN that the situation was likely to be resolved in several weeks, but Trump was visiting China and claimed to have brought the matter up with Xi Jinping.

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