Sport Three UCLA Basketball Players Set to Leave China

16:10  14 november  2017
16:10  14 november  2017 Source:   Sports Illustrated

Report: LaVar Ball to hold press conference to address LiAngelo arrest

  Report: LaVar Ball to hold press conference to address LiAngelo arrest LaVar Ball is expected to hold a press conference where he will address the arrest of his son LiAngelo in China. The younger Ball was among three UCLA freshman basketball players who were taken into custody for shoplifting while overseas with the team ahead of their season opener.

SHANGHAI— Three UCLA basketball players detained for a week in China were set to fly back home late Tuesday, hours after U.S. President Donald Trump said he had requested assistance on their behalf from his counterpart Xi Jinping.

President Donald Trump confirmed that he did intervene with China President Xi Jinping in the case of three UCLA basketball players who were arrested after shoplifting in China and those players are set to leave the country.

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President Donald Trump confirmed that he did intervene with China President Xi Jinping in the case of three UCLA basketball players who were arrested after shoplifting in China and those players are set to leave the country.

LiAngelo Ball, the younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers rookie guard Lonzo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, were arrested last Tuesday for allegedly stealing from a Louis Vuitton store next to the team's hotel in Hangzhou before their season opener against Georgia Tech.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the players were set to fly back home late Tuesday. The players were seen checking into to Pudong International Airport in Shanghai for a flight bound for Los Angeles.

LiAngelo Ball, UCLA players could face serious prison time if convicted

  LiAngelo Ball, UCLA players could face serious prison time if convicted LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill picked a really bad country to get into trouble. 2 Bank Accounts That Pay 100x What Your Bank Pays Learn More Sponsored by MyFinance The three UCLA Bruins basketball players were arrested in China on suspicion of shoplifting from a Louis Vuitton store near their hotel in Shanghai. They are in China to face Georgia Tech in their season opener this weekend.Following news of the arrests, Yahoo Sports’ Dan Wetzel did some analysis of the potential legal consequences. He was told the athletes could face 3-10 years if convicted.

Three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting a day before U.S. President Donald Trump's visit have been confined to their hotel pending legal proceedings. UCLA is set to open its season Friday against Georgia Tech in Shanghai.

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The players were released on bail Wednesday morning in Hangzhou, China, and reportedly did not accompany the team back to Los Angeles after UCLA's 63–60 victory over the Yellow Jackets.

"What they did was unfortunate. You know, you're talking about very long prison sentences," Trump said, according to CBS News. "They do not play games."

Trump said that Xi is helping out with the case and has been "terrific on that subject" and added that he hopes the players are able to return home soon.

"Hopefully everything is going to work out," Trump said. "It's a very rough situation."

U.S. diplomats have been in contact with the families of the players and have also spoken with UCLA head coach Steve Alford.

Trump Blasts LaVar Ball: ‘I Should Have Left Them in Jail!’ .
A day after Mr. Ball downplayed President Trump’s involvement in getting three U.C.L.A. players safely out of China, the president fired back on Twitter. Now that the three basketball players are out of China and saved from years in jail, LaVar Ball, the father of LiAngelo, is unaccepting of what I did for his son and that shoplifting is no big deal. I should have left them in jail!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2017Mr. Trump’s tweet was a response to an interview with ESPN in which LaVar Ball cast doubt on how much Trump had been involved in freeing LiAngelo, a freshman at U.C.L.

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