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
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.
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.
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"
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!!!
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.
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?
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."
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.
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.
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.
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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