LaVar Ball pulls Lonzo Ball's brother LiAngelo Ball from UCLA

LaVar Ball and his son Li Angelo Ball are seen in file

LaVar Ball, LiAngelo's father, told ESPN's Jeff Goodman that he has pulled his son out of the school.

LaVar Ball told the Los Angeles Times and ESPN on Monday that he's going to explore other options for LiAngelo because "I'm not going to let him sit back and not practice". "He's out of there".

LiAngelo was a freshman with the Bruins but was indefinitely suspended by the team after a shoplifting incident in China along with teammates Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, an event that not only brought embarrassment to the school but was in direct violation of the university's student code of conduct against theft.

Lonzo Ball, the oldest of the three brothers, is now a rookie with the Los Angeles Lakers after spending one season at UCLA. "So basically they're in jail here", Ball added.

The former UCLA freshman never officially played a single game for the team.


It appears the main one of those options is to prepare the player for June's National Basketball Association draft.

"We learned today of LiAngelo Ball's intention to withdraw from UCLA", coach Steve Alford said in a statement. "We respect the decision he and his family have made, and we wish him all the best in the future".

According to TMZ, "LaVar believes the suspension was unfair, especially since the charges were dropped". But a school might be willing to take a chance on him, though it's doubtful that it will be a program as prestigious as UCLA. The three players, along with head coach Steve Alford and Athletic Director Dan Guerrero, held a joint press conference November 15 in which they read prepared statements.

If the National Basketball Association draft is the family's focus, Ball might have an uphill battle.

For LaVar Ball, the drama of arguing with the president and having his son leave U.C.L.A. - where his youngest son, LaMelo, is also committed to attend in 2019 - is nothing new.

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