LiAngelo Ball's problems at U.C.L.A. and its basketball team started with a disastrous trip to China with the team, during which he and three teammates were arrested on suspicion of shoplifting.
Sources with knowledge of the situation told the celebrity news website that LaVar believes UCLA's suspension is unfair, considering the charges against him and his teammates Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were dropped after their shoplifting arrest. He could perhaps polish his skills with personal coaches and then take a shot at National Basketball Association pre-draft combines in the summer, but he would still be a longshot to make an National Basketball Association roster.
LaVar Ball told ESPN that he hasn't decided where his son will play this season.
According to the Los Angeles Times' Eric Sondheimer, LaVar Ball feels LiAngelo should have been cleared already and wasn't willing to wait any longer for UCLA to make a decision.
One NBA executive was rather blunt about the NBA prospects for Lonzo Ball's younger brother. 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 have remained indefinitely suspended by the program.
LaVar Ball said that that the plan is still for LaMelo Ball - ESPN's seventh-ranked player in the class of 2019 - to go to UCLA. Ball has built a business (Big Baller Brand) off the family name by being outspoken and riling up controversy on a near-weekly basis over the past year-plus.
"He's out of there", Ball told ESPN.