LiAngelo Ball is reportedly done at UCLA.
LiAngelo Ball's UCLA basketball career has reportedly come to an end before he ever had a chance to suit up for the Bruins in a game. According to TMZ Sports, LaVar Ball has removed his son from the University altogether, meaning the freshman ball player won't be hooping for the Bruins or attending any more classes.
LiAngelo and two of his teammates, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley, were suspended indefinitely following their arrest in China for shoplifting. During a press conference, all three players apologized for their actions and thanked President Trump for his efforts in helping them return to the States, but they remain suspended.
According to TMZ Sports, LaVar believes the suspension was unfair.
"We're told LaVar believes the suspension was unfair, especially since the charges were dropped. LaVar's people tell TMZ the famous dad thinks, "There's no need to break down a kid's spirit for making a mistake.""
TMZ notes that while LiAngelo has not officially withdrawn from the school, he is reportedly staying at home and will not be returning to UCLA.
If the reports are true, this will be the second time LaVar Ball pulled one of his sons out of school. Back in October, LaVar decided to pull his youngest son, 16-year old LaMelo, out of high school because he didn't want to deal with the head basketball coach at Chino Hills High School.
Ironically, LaMelo is already committed to the UCLA Bruins for the class of 2019, following in the footsteps of LiAngelo, albeit briefly, and his oldest brother Lonzo who was taken #2 overall by the Los Angeles Lakers after one season at UCLA.