LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley all expressed remorse for their actions and also thanked President Trump for helping them get out of a legal jam that caused a significant global embarrassment for UCLA and the nation.
"Do you think the three UCLA Basketball Players will say thank you President Trump?"
The freshman player also thanked Trump and the USA government for helping and said he takes "full responsibility" for his actions.
Trump had returned from his Asia trip late Tuesday - and he raised the issue with Chinese President Xi Jinping when he visited Beijing last week.
Their coach, Steve Alford, said he was "extremely disappointed in their actions", and added that the three had been suspended from the UCLA basketball team indefinitely. Ball wondered. "Don't tell me nothing".
UCLA Basketball Players Apologize for Shoplifting in China, Thank President Trump
On Friday, Ball continued his dismissive nature, implying that President Donald Trump had little to do with the three returning home to the United States after their charges were ultimately dropped. "[China does] not play games" ("U.C.L.A. Players Returning Home After Trump Asks Xi for Help", New York Times, 10.14.2017).
The Ball family were once again part of a lot of headlines recently after LiAngelo Ball was arrested inside a Louis Vuitton shop in Hangzhou, China for shoplifting, together with two of his teammates from UCLA. "Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out", Ball said, according to ESPN.
LaVar Ball and President Donald Trump are no strangers when it comes to "going there", so it comes as no surprise whatsoever that Ball responded to the president getting his son out of trouble in China by saying: Trump who?
It occurred November 7 at a Louis Vuitton store next to the team's hotel in Hangzhou, where the Bruins had been staying on a goodwill visit. "I'm happy with how things were handled". "That's not me. I handle what's going on and then we go from there". A lot of people like to say a lot of things that they thought happened over there.More news: Navy admits its aircraft drew lewd images in sky