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LaVar Ball pulls son
LiAngelo Ball out of UCLA

ESPN, by Jeff Goodman

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Posted By:PageTurner, 12/5/2017 11:10:27 AM

LaVar Ball told ESPN that he has pulled his son LiAngelo out of UCLA. "We are exploring other options with Gelo," LaVar Ball said on Monday. "He´s out of there." "I´m going to make him way better for the draft than UCLA ever could have." LaVar Ball LiAngelo Ball, a freshman, is one of three UCLA basketball players who were indefinitely suspended after a shoplifting incident in China in November. Ball, the middle Ball brother, did not play a single game in college after being suspended from the team -- along with teammates Cody Riley and Jalen Hill. "I´m not

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Reply 1 - Posted by: hurricanegirl, 12/5/2017 11:15:08 AM     (No. 11471179)

"Gelo"--as in "Jello"???

Alrighy-then!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Italiano, 12/5/2017 11:18:36 AM     (No. 11471184)

Better check his pockets and frisk him on the way out.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bamboozle, 12/5/2017 11:19:10 AM     (No. 11471185)

For pity sakes, isn´t little LiAngelo an adult who can make up his own mind? Why is it daddy who pulled him out of the university?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: coyote, 12/5/2017 11:23:28 AM     (No. 11471189)

Send the scouts down to that south-central concrete court, LiAngelo is waiting. Daddy knows best.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: SALady, 12/5/2017 11:33:25 AM     (No. 11471212)

At least he is being honest.

Education means NOTHING to these people. All college is to them is the minor leagues for their sport. Go get some TV time and experience before leaving as soon as possible for the pros.

And daddy is a perfect example of the type of idiocy that comes from that mindset.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Uno, 12/5/2017 11:46:03 AM     (No. 11471231)

Izzat how he answers the phone?
Gelo?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: earlybird, 12/5/2017 11:46:42 AM     (No. 11471232)

It’s not about being college material. These athletes are not rocket scientists. They don’t receive scholarships for their academic ability.

That said, apparently LiAngelo was not a prime candidate for the NBA before the shoplifting in China. And #3 son may have been disqualified from college program because his name is on one of Daddy’s line of shoes…

LaVar is not as smart as he thinks he is. Sounds as though UCLA is sick of the entire Ball family.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: earlybird, 12/5/2017 11:48:54 AM     (No. 11471234)

Re #3, Daddy steers his three boys. They’re going to be basketball legends, he’ll get all the credit, they’ll all be filthy rich, bla, bla, bla……

They don’t take a breath without his approval.

One of these days I bet at least one rebels and bolts...

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Calico Al, 12/5/2017 11:49:26 AM     (No. 11471235)

Is that anything like Trump pulling his kid out of a Chinese jail?s/o

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Reply 10 - Posted by: droopydog, 12/5/2017 11:51:21 AM     (No. 11471241)

Good, it will free up a space in the physics department.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Butch, 12/5/2017 12:04:00 PM     (No. 11471259)

Has there ever been a more obnoxious, grandstanding, pathetic excuse for a parent? This guy personifies everything that is wrong with sports, and with modern culture in general.

To paraphrase Dean Vernon Wormer in Animal House: Venal, entitled, and prone to theft is no way to go through life.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: strike3, 12/5/2017 12:18:56 PM     (No. 11471277)

Dear (College of your choice),

My son, Jello, would like to spend a year or two at your school in order to prepare himself for a career in the NBA. His honesty and integrity have suffered from a case of Chinese stereotyping and he isn´t the brightest kid in the world but he would like to take up Space. His previous choice of major is unimportant because we all know he is a natural for Party Studies we understand that African Studies is no doubt filled to capacity. Please consider him for the Fall, 2018 semester to give him time to regrow his Eraserhead hair style.

Thanks Bro,
LaVar Ball

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Reply 13 - Posted by: catfur27, 12/5/2017 12:26:48 PM     (No. 11471289)

..taking Gelo out of school..??...and just when he was on the way to leading the NCAA in steals!!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: rochow, 12/5/2017 12:27:39 PM     (No. 11471292)

Much better that ´daddy´ Ball gives him a great education in the gutter!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: troutgreen, 12/5/2017 12:27:51 PM     (No. 11471293)

Kid was not even going to start at UCLA this year. Mediocre college prospect coming out of High School. Delusional Dad. And I´m pretty sure that by saying he´s exploring looking at contracts with overseas teams, he has forfeited his college eligibility. And basketball coaches across the land said "Whew"

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Smart11344, 12/5/2017 12:35:40 PM     (No. 11471297)

I doubt there is any professional sports team that hires because you had a 4.0 grade point.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: rocco49, 12/5/2017 12:36:09 PM     (No. 11471298)

I´m so tired of illiterate black "athletes" roaming the college halls! Try getting a higher education first!!!

Eliminate sports from college and designate college for what it was intended--HIGHER EDUCATION!!!

Tell all of the ghetto illegitimate children that they will no longer get big money for running up and down with a "ball"...

To some that may seem extreme...too bad.

I am so sick of these 73% illegitimate children getting so much money for playing with a ball!!! They´re not there to learn, to be smart, they´re there for a big cash handout from the NBA/NFL cabal of asshats!

These families of these athletic illegitimate´s are waiting for the cash handout, much like gambling or playing the lottery....Get a career!!!

LaVar Ball is a jerk....Trump was right!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Davids918, 12/5/2017 1:31:30 PM     (No. 11471358)

UCLA just dodged a bullet, and a problem.



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Reply 19 - Posted by: texaspast, 12/5/2017 1:38:36 PM     (No. 11471367)

. . . and his brother, Lemonjello.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: earlybird, 12/5/2017 1:38:41 PM     (No. 11471368)

Re !5, that’s son #3 (Lamelo ?). Still in high school. The subject of this article is already a UCLA student. Or was.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Penney, 12/5/2017 1:42:16 PM     (No. 11471377)

Dad´s, ´follow the money, son,´ attitude doesn´t leave much hope for the son, eh? ...sad

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Reply 22 - Posted by: californiadude, 12/5/2017 1:43:37 PM     (No. 11471380)

European basketball?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: californiadude, 12/5/2017 1:44:58 PM     (No. 11471382)

I wish I could jump. Darn.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: cheeflo, 12/5/2017 1:47:18 PM     (No. 11471386)

FTA: "I´m not sitting back and waiting," LaVar Ball told ESPN. "He wasn´t punished this bad in China ... We get back over here, and the consequences were even stiffer than China. So basically they´re in jail here."

His son wasn´t punished in China -- they weren´t done with him yet when Trump intervened on his behalf. This moron ... well, words fail.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 12/5/2017 1:48:03 PM     (No. 11471388)

Nice to have dreams Mr. Ball. Maybe if you had done your duty by your son, he would not have gotten into trouble in the first place.

What decent parent torpedoes his kid´s future like this guy is doing? Denying him an education, and then killing his career changes as well. The NBA has to be watching what is going on right now with the NFL and fans, and if they are smart, they are doing something to avoid that in their own sport.

What team with any intelligence is going to want to take on the interfering circus that would come with signing on that kid?

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Reply 26 - Posted by: BillW., 12/5/2017 2:09:43 PM     (No. 11471423)

It´s tempting to think of this as madness. But no.It´s just part of the leftist´s mounting claims that the President is an impeachable racist.

They will never accept the election outcome.

MAGA



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Reply 27 - Posted by: Hazymac, 12/5/2017 2:11:42 PM     (No. 11471428)

All that academic work down the drain; all that midnight oil burned in vain.

It always seemed that masculine icon (in his own mind) LaVar Ball (whose certain sperm "don´t put out no girls") didn´t see much need in academic achievement for his sons, who were all destined for the NBA. Until they weren´t.

My father, whose two sons both gravitated to athletics played in public, supported us to the hilt, but from afar, and let us and our coaches work out the details. (Mostly, we learned everything on our own.) I´ve seen some over-concerned fathers turn their sons´ lives into a slice of hell on earth by trying to micromanage everything. One day after a match I heard a father yell to his son (whom I had beaten 2-1), "Why did you hit that 2-iron on #8?" The father got in his car and screeched off. I went to my fellow competitor who appeared about ready to cry, and said, "You hit the right club on #8. A PGA Tour player wouldn´t have had an easy time of it from there. Don´t let him get you down."

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Cor-Vet, 12/5/2017 2:26:40 PM     (No. 11471450)

I guess this is stereotyping, but a lot of black parents seem to be lacking. Travons, Gentle Giant Browns, and this Ball idiot, all thinking, ´Whats/ wheres the payoff?´

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Reply 29 - Posted by: rubberneck, 12/5/2017 2:48:28 PM     (No. 11471479)

Home schooling and Midnight Basketball, maybe?

The UCLA administration thanks Pops Ball, I´m sure.

The roommate is probably wondering where his sunglasses and watch are.

If young Jello doesn´t get picked up by an NBA team, it´s because they´re racist. (Ask Kaepernick!)

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Reply 30 - Posted by: mamafrog, 12/5/2017 3:13:59 PM     (No. 11471514)

I see this as a win for everyone - UCLA who no longer has to put up with the father - the other players whose suspensions will probably be shorter now that LiAngelo is now no longer at UCLA. The entire UCLA basketball team and all their opponents who won´t have to put up with questions. And LiAngelo who can find out soon if he is cut out for the NBA. There is always someone bigger in the NBA - and someone with a bigger mouth - LiAngelo will have to succeed or fail on his ability.

And yes this reminded me of that classic teacher name legend of the twins named OrAnge´jello and LeMon"jello - though I don´t think it is true I have had several colleagues swear to me that their aunt, sister, or mother had a friend who had a friend who taught those twins.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: watashiyo, 12/5/2017 4:25:36 PM     (No. 11471564)

He´s going to cut a deal with the CBA(Chinese Basketball Association).

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Reply 32 - Posted by: P51dmustang, 12/5/2017 5:00:42 PM     (No. 11471597)

Yep not college material.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 12/5/2017 5:11:32 PM     (No. 11471606)

#12 - Clever, but too clever. I doubt LaVar´s composition and spelling are on par with yours.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: cactus, 12/5/2017 5:30:29 PM     (No. 11471620)

The winner here is UCLA. I wish the Balls had to reimburse them for the money already spent on Gelo. It´s too bad the son couldn´t tell his daddy to buzz off. I assume he´s 18 and can make his own decisions.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 12/5/2017 5:47:27 PM     (No. 11471638)

UCLA, huh? Well, at least the kleptomaniac child won´t be missing out on a quality education.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 12/5/2017 6:23:55 PM     (No. 11471666)

LaVar Ball is a delusional idiot. And he is self-destructing. LiAngelo and his little brother are probably not NBA material, and are well advised to tell daddy to go jump, and to pursue a college education and NCAA basketball experience.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: MarkTwain, 12/5/2017 7:28:26 PM     (No. 11471698)

Yep, Denzel nailed it, "It starts in the home."

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Reply 38 - Posted by: yuban, 12/5/2017 7:44:21 PM     (No. 11471711)

Daddy is taking his Ball and going home.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: PAdiva, 12/5/2017 8:10:36 PM     (No. 11471723)

Hey Daddy, Let Sonny-Boy be your accountant/bookkeeper for a few years. Test his integrity.....and yours.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: MOAB, 12/5/2017 8:25:24 PM     (No. 11471741)

Your thug son will flourish in the prison league.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: pigop, 12/5/2017 10:28:28 PM     (No. 11471821)



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Reply 42 - Posted by: hotcorner, 12/10/2017 9:41:17 AM     (No. 11476421)

Child abuse?
If the two younger Balls are not NBA material, then he should have kept them @ UCLA to get a degree. But this father does not value education.

We see numerous "one and done´s" who squander their lives and their potential when they could play 4 years, get a degree and possibly All American status and a large NBA contract in the end. It´s pretty stupid.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: BillW., 12/10/2017 9:47:19 AM     (No. 11476429)

Prep him for politics. He could be the very next Zippy Obama.

MAGA Forever.

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Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) suggested Thursday that Americans need to have more babies or risk a collapse of popular entitlements like Medicare and Social Security. “This is going to be the new economic challenge for America: people. Baby boomers are retiring — I did my part, but we need to have higher birth rates in this country,” Ryan, a father of three, told reporters as he riffed on how Republicans will tackle entitlement and welfare reform in 2018. “Baby boomers are retiring and we have fewer people following them in the workforce.

McCain returns to Arizona, won´t
vote on GOP tax bill: report

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The Hill [Washington, DC], by Jacqueline Thomsen    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/17/2017 3:51:19 PM     Post Reply
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is returning to Arizona and will miss the final vote on his party’s tax bill this week, CBS News reported Sunday. McCain, who has been hospitalized at Walter Reed Medical Center suffering from the side effects of his treatment for brain cancer, reportedly left Washington, D.C., on Sunday to return home for the holidays. This means he will not be in D.C. for the GOP tax bill vote, which is expected to take place early in the week. Republicans have won over two key votes for the measure, meaning they should still have the razor-thin majority needed to

Kirsten Gillibrand, Long a Champion of
Women, Finds the Nation Joining Her

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New York Times, by Shane Goldmacher and Matt Flegenheimer    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 12/16/2017 3:21:52 PM     Post Reply
For much of the year, Kirsten Gillibrand’s critics — sensing a presidential aspirant in their midst — had assumed that the New York senator could not hear enough about herself. For one day at least, it appeared she had. It had been about 10 hours since President Trump accused her of “begging” for campaign contributions that she “would do anything” to secure, and the Ms. Gillibrand, driving with her 14-year-old son on Tuesday evening, flipped on the radio looking for an update on the Senate race in Alabama. The top story, instead, was her. The radio went off again. What, exactly,

All I Want for Christmas...Is to Be as
Savage as Sarah Huckabee Sanders

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Townhall, by Brian L.    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 12/16/2017 5:24:57 AM     Post Reply
Democrats hate her (#Tolerance)... Feminists despise her (#GlassCeiling)... Progressives want her silenced (#Diversity)... And the liberal media dreads her. Who is she? She’s Sarah Huckabee Sanders. In case you’ve been hiding under a freshly broken shard of glass from one of the ceilings being broken all over Washington D.C. lately - keep reading, it gets better. She’s the 3rd female to ever hold the office of the White House Press Secretary. - Dee Dee Myers was the first under Clinton (1993-1994) - Dana Perino was the 2nd who served under Bush in 2007 And it’s no surprise that Trump put her there because she’s perfect for the job.

CA Dems Proposing Spending $1 Billion
Giving Health Care To Illegal Immigrants

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Daily Wire, by Hank Berrien    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/16/2017 1:22:17 PM     Post Reply
Democrats, who have a monopoly of power in California politics, are proposing to spend $1 billion a year to provide health care to illegal immigrants living in the state. Medi-Cal, which is the state’s Medicaid program, would eliminate legal residency requirements.The proposal was offered as part of a $4.3 billion proposal from San Francisco Democrat Assemblyman Phil Ting, the head of the Assembly budget committee. According to NBC Bay Area, 7% of people residing in California lack health coverage, many of them illegal immigrants. California has already eliminated legal residency requirements for Medicaid coverage for

´Seriously, I´m Honored´: Clinton Praises
SNL Star Who Got Tattoo Of Her
as ´Gift´

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Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/16/2017 9:39:09 PM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton responded to a "Saturday Night Live" actor who showed off a new tattoo in the former Democratic presidential nominee´s likeness.Pete Davidson posted an image of his new Hillary ink on his Instagram page, saying it was a "gift" for the 2016 runner-up."Wanted to get @HillaryClinton a Christmas gift so I got a tattoo of my hero," Davidson, 24, wrote on Instagram. "Thanks for being such a bad-[expletive] and one of the strongest people in the universe," he wrote. (Tweet) Clinton later commented on Davidson´s post, thanking him for his support."Thanks," the former first lady wrote. "This makes it

Anita Hill Chairs Hollywood Anti-Sexual
Harassment Commission Formed by Top Execs

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Variety, by Dave McNary    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 12/16/2017 5:10:55 AM     Post Reply
Spurred by the multitude of sexual abuse scandals, top Hollywood executives have tapped Anita Hill to chair the newly formed Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace. The commission made the announcement Friday following a meeting convened by Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, Nike Foundation founder and co-chair Maria Eitel, Nina Shaw, and venture captialist Freada Kapor Klein. “The Commission will not seek just one solution, but a comprehensive strategy to address the complex and inter-related causes of the problems of parity and power,” said Kennedy.

Adam Schiff in Tweetstorm: I’m
‘Worried’ House Intel Committee is
About to Pull the Plug on Russia Probe

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Mediaite, by Joe DePaolo    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/16/2017 10:29:00 AM     Post Reply
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) is “worried” the House Intelligence Committee is about to pull the plug on the Russia investigation. In a Friday Tweetstorm, the Committee’s ranking Democrat fretted about the future of the probe — which Schiff believes is something of a sham. “Republicans have scheduled no witnesses after next Friday and none in 2017,” Schiff wrote. “We have dozens of outstanding witnesses on key aspects of our investigation that they refuse to contact and many document requests they continue to sit on.” The California Democrat added, “It appears Republicans want to conduct just enough interviews to give the


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