While TMZ has reported that LiAngelo is not yet officially withdrawn from the school, the basketball player is reportedly remaining home and will not be going back to the school. ESPN has since confirmed the story with LaVar Ball.
LiAngelo was a freshman and never actually played a game for the team. The trio created an global incident that eventually saw President Donald Trump, while visiting Beijing as part of a five-nation Asia tour, personally asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to help resolve the case.
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It's unclear what the future of LiAngelo Ball will be after leaving the UCLA Bruins, but a quote from LaVar Ball in a June interview with GQ might provide an indication.
"I'm not sitting back and waiting", LaVar Ball told ESPN. Currently, there's no telling how LiAngelo being pulled from the Bruins' program might affect LaMelo's commitment or if LaVar even wants to honor that commitment at this point.
"It's not a new policy, it's an existing policy", a Lakers spokesperson told ESPN. "Because if you've got three, only one, maybe two make it to the NBA", LaVar Ball said.