LaVar Ball’s middle son has been arrested for shoplifting from a Louis Vuitton store in China, ESPN is reporting.
LiAngelo Ball was one of three players from UCLA arrested in China before the Bruins’ season-opening game with Georgia Tech. The players were Ball -- younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball and older brother of Internet sensation LaMelo Ball -- and Cody Riley and Jalen Hill.
Riley and Hill are both 6-foot-8 freshmen forwards ranked in top 50 of the 2017 class by ESPN. But the biggest name was Ball, whose father has created a shoe brand and a social media presence around his personality and his son’s basketball abilities.
UCLA released a statement about the arrests.
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"We are aware of a situation involving UCLA student-athletes in Hangzhou, China,” it read. “The University is cooperating fully with local authorities on this matter, and we have no further comment at this time."
Twitter had a quick response.