Lonzo Ball’s brother, LiAngelo Ball, and two other UCLA basketball players are to remain on house arrest at a Hangzhou, China hotel. The rest of the UCLA Bruins will return to the U.S. after defeating Georgia Tech 63-60 in the season opener in Shanghai on Saturday.
LiAngelo, 18, Cody Riley, 19, and Jalen Hill, 17, will not return to the United States when the team departs China on Saturday.
The three students were arrested Tuesday for shoplifting at a Louis Vuitton store and a few other stores NOT FAR from the hotel they were staying in.
(Still don’t understand why he would do that?)
The three shoplifted a pair of expensive sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton Boutique. They had also went into two other stores in that same plaza that also housed Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent stores.
The players were released on bond on Wednesday and confined to their lakeside hotel. They did not suit up or play in the season opener on Saturday.
Chinese authorities have up to 37 days to decide whether to pursue official approval for a formal arrest, Margaret Lewis, a law professor at Seton Hall University in New Jersey, told the Los Angeles Times.
LiAngelo’s father , LaVar Ball was asked by reporters what he thought about LiAngelo’s situation, he replied…
When asked if he was worried about LiAngelo, he replied: “He’ll be fine. He’ll be fine. Everybody making it a big deal. It ain’t that big of a deal.”
I’m just over here shrugging my shoulders, just wouldn’ t expect that from one of his children, but I guess he is just letting his son suffer the consequences than trying to defend him.
Most parents know their children is in the wrong and they still defend and fight for them to the death.
But where some of you see a six, I see a nine.