LaVar Ball tweets meme of himself dunking on President Trump

Posted December 09, 2017

"If LaVar starts talking trash over there about LaMelo's not playing enough, they won't get a paycheck", Broussard explained. Instead, the two brothers are planning to play overseas.

LiAngelo Ball, a shooting guard, will meet the NBA's draft requirements in June: He'll be 19 years old and a year removed from his high school graduation.

LiAngelo Ball's outspoken father, Lavar Ball, told ESPN he chose to pull his son out of UCLA.

LaMelo was pulled from Chino Hills High School - the school where all three Ball brothers attended - with plans of being homeschooled until he attended UCLA. "The priority is for the boys to play on the same team".

"He's not going to play college basketball", LaVar told Jeff Goodman of ESPN.

Lonzo Ball said he thinks his brother LiAngelo's decision to leave UCLA "is a good decision". However, Trump and LaVar Ball engaged in a war of words after Trump demanded that the players thank him for his help.

Trump thought it would be nice if LiAngelo Ball and his two now former UCLA teammates, who were under house arrest, said acknowledged Trump's assistance (they did). "I'm letting Harrison handle all that, but I know there are a few teams interested". Ball will be spending his time between appearing on talk shows in the United States and overseas if this is the case. When LaVar Ball publicly downplayed Trump's role in bringing the incident to a close, Trump wrote on Twitter that he "should have left them in jail".

"If you're looking for one word I'd go with 'surprised, ' because it's nothing that we saw coming", Bruins men's basketball coach Steve Alford told The Los Angeles Times of LaMelo's move to withdraw his commitment to the program.