As first reported by TMZ, the eldest Ball is removing his middle son, LiAngelo, from UCLA. Not only will he no longer play basketball for the school, the report states, he also won’t be a student there.
LiAngelo, who was entering his freshman year, is one of the UCLA basketball players indefinitely suspended after shoplifting allegations were made last month on a school trip to China.
According to multiple reports, LiAngelo Ball — along with UCLA players Cody Riley and Jalen Hill — was arrested on Nov. 7 by Chinese police and released on bail for allegedly stealing sunglasses at the Louis Vuitton boutique of their hotel in Hangzhou, China.
“I’m not sitting back and waiting. He wasn’t punished this bad in China. We get back over here and the consequences were even stiffer than China. So basically they’re in jail here,” LaVar told ESPN.
This isn’t the first time the outspoken father has removed a son of his from school. In October, LaVar announced that he was pulling his youngest son, LaMelo, from Chino Hills High School in Chino Hills, Calif., to home-school him for the next two years.