One day after being pulled out of UCLA by his Dad, LiAngelo Ball made an appearance on ‘The Today Show’ to discuss his arrest in China.
“We all went out one night, went to the malls, went to the Louis Vuitton store. People started taking stuff and then me just not thinking and being with them, I took something too. We left thinking we’ll just get away. You know how kids think. I didn’t realize till I got back to my hotel, that was stupid.”
Stupid? Just a little.
The 19-year old Ball then talked about his not-so-pleasant day in a China jail that sounded a lot like every jail in America.
“It was horrible. They take your clothes. You wear like whatever they have for you, little jumpsuit or whatever, take your shoestrings. You just sitting there in the cement cell for however long. It’s just you and all the officers and they don’t speak English.”
LaVar was there to support Gelo and provide some comic relief with his comments about Donald Trump, who was also brought up during his amusing appearance on CNN.
Speaking to CNN’s Chris Cumo, the BBB CEO discussed his decision to remove Gelo from the college Lonzo attended and LaMelo committed to…at the age of 13!
“I’m not going to sit back and wait for a person to say ‘you know what, I think we’re going to let you guys play now. UCLA is not going to bring my boy down … You shouldn’t hang them on the cross this long for that.”
LaVar also said he thinks behind closed doors, Trump is wearing a pair of Lonzo Ball shoes and singing, “Thank you. Thank you.”
The rumor is Gelo might be taking his talents overseas and the irony of him possibly going back to China cracks me up. Now, considering Jimmer “Lonely God” Fredette is a basketball God in China — he almost had back-to-back 50 point triple-doubles earlier in the year — playing ball in China might not be a bad idea for Gelo…and Melo. Plus, the Ball family has a huge cult following over there and they might be able to lower the prices on some of their BBB gear. $500 for Gelo shoes?
One place you definitely wont see Gelo end up is in the land of the great Arvydas Sabonis. This is what a coach of a Lithuanian basketball team tweeted and deleted on Tuesday: “Yes, we have an openings at the security staff since they have an experience in this field.”