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New details of UCLA basketball players’ arrests in China suggest Trump’s role in their release was far smaller than previously believed

A new ESPN report indicates the UCLA basketball players arrested in China in November were already free to go when President Donald Trump got involved.
LiAngelo Ball (left) and his father LaVar (right) are going to train for the NBA Draft.

LaVar Ball’s plan to turn his son LiAngelo into an NBA player appears to have one giant snag — the NBA doesn’t want him

Several reports indicated that NBA teams don't consider LiAngelo Ball a true prospect, despite LaVar Ball's plans.

LaVar Ball downplays Trump’s involvement in UCLA shoplifting case: ‘Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out’

LaVar Ball did not say President Donald Trump helped in getting three UCLA basketball players home after they were arrested on charges of shoplifting in China.
UCLA basketball players Cody Riley, LiAngelo Ball, and Jalen Hill speak at a press conference at UCLA after flying back from China where they were detained on suspicion of shoplifting.

Trump tells UCLA basketball players detained by China to thank President Xi Jinping

"You're welcome, go out and give a big Thank You to President Xi Jinping of China who made your release possible."

Trump wonders in tweet if UCLA basketball players will thank him for intervening in shoplifting case

President Donald Trump reportedly asked the Chinese government to get involved in the case after three UCLA players were arrested on charges of shoplifting.

Jeff Van Gundy chastises NCAA over ‘nonsense’ of student-athletes going to China after UCLA shoplifting incident

Jeff Van Gundy said college basketball teams are only in China to help the NCAA sell something.

The 10 best college dining halls in America

UCLA has the best dining halls in the US. See what other colleges crack the top 10.

Top NFL Draft prospect sounds off on college sports: ‘Football and school don’t go together’

The Manhattan Beach native thinks student-athletes are poorly served by an environment that doesn't value academics.

LaVar Ball is getting his own reality show on Facebook

The gregarious and unabashedly confident father will reportedly be bringing his family and the Big Baller Brand to reality television, according to Deadline.

Lonzo Ball defends his father LaVar in Father’s Day letter, says he wouldn’t be heading to the NBA without him

The letter comes just days after Lonzo took part in an ad for Foot Locker that poked fun at his relationship with his father.