Never a stranger to the spotlight in the world of sports, LaVar Ball is making headlines yet again. The immensely controversial father of three promising young basketball players has managed to steal the show on numerous occasions in the media. Whether it would be his rash comments or false promises on several sports and news platforms, he manages to stay relevant, ensuring that the Ball family are always under lights, camera, and action.
Following a controversial arrest in China revolving around his youngest son, LiAngelo, LaVar has removed his son from the renowned basketball program at UCLA. Initially, the team suspended LiAngelo for his part in the robbery of several stores during a trip to China. Him and his teammates were held in China, before President Trump involved himself in the process of returning them home. He was placed on house arrest upon his return.
The freshman at UCLA, following in the footsteps of his eldest brother, Lonzo, will now explore a new path towards his journey to being drafted in the NBA. LaVar feels that the suspension was unfair, and to no surprise decided to take matters into his own hands. “We are exploring other options with Gelo” LaVar Ball informed ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. He then said “I’m going to make him way better for the draft than UCLA ever could have” further justifying the arrogant persona he’s confidently been carrying from the start.
“The plan is now to get Gelo ready for the NBA draft” he further proclaimed. Just how they will go about it is a question that is up in the air now. The legal burden that LiAngelo now carries with him could affect his draft ranking, and any career he was promised or intending on fulfilling.
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