"I Should Have Left Them In Jail" - Trump Slams UCLA Player's Parents Indignation

A clearly frustrated President Trump raged over Twitter this afternoon at the father of a UCLA basketball player who downplayed Trump’s importance in getting his son released from shoplifting charges in China...

As a reminder, LaVar's son, LiAngelo, and two other players were arrested and accused of shoplifting from a Louis Vuitton store while the UCLA basketball team was on a trip to China for its season-opening game.

The players faced potential jail sentences for the charge, but Trump reportedly spoke to Chinese President Xi Jinping about resolving the situation. The players were released, and landed in the United States last week.

Trump took credit for their release, and questioned in a tweet whether the players would thank him.

The players subsequently held a press conference last week and apologized for the incident and thanked Trump.

However, as The Hill reports, ESPN on Friday asked LaVar Ball, the outspoken father of LiAngelo and Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball, about Trump’s role in bringing his son back to the United States.

"Who?" Ball responded.


"What was he over there for? Don't tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out."


"As long as my boy's back here, I'm fine," LaVar Ball told ESPN.


"I'm happy with how things were handled. A lot of people like to say a lot of things that they thought happened over there. Like I told him, 'They try to make a big deal out of nothing sometimes.'


I'm from L.A. I've seen a lot worse things happen than a guy taking some glasses. My son has built up enough character that one bad decision doesn't define him."


greenskeeper carl Folkvar Sun, 11/19/2017 - 14:26 Permalink

"Character" the father says? Stealing a pair of glasses in fucking China isn't that big of a deal. So, in other words, 'He dindu nuffin'. This NAPA can't even go on a SCHOOL trip to fucking CHINA without stealing shit, and the father still has the nerve to speak about his character. A sane world would have turned around and thrown those words right back in his face, and reminded him that sons often inherit their character traits, in this case stealing things, from their fathers. But, unlike most black men, he appears to have at least had some part in raising his children, so maybe thats something, I guess? Or maybe Im just feeling charitable.

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RAT005 cheka Sun, 11/19/2017 - 20:19 Permalink

A side note, chinese culture does not like black culture.  There is no PC pressure to accomodate bad blacks.  Those boys would have been really messed up if they had been put in Chinese prison system.  Imagine hated and not speaking the language and thought of as low life garbage.  Guys would have been able to speak (Chinese) right in front of them about their plans to teach them.

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Van Halen Son of Loki Sun, 11/19/2017 - 19:53 Permalink

Respectfully, I have to disagree - Trump did the right thing in getting them out of jail. Otherwise, we'd be listening to nonstop ranting from black leadership - and those kids' parents - about how Trump hates blacks and minorities and left them to rot in a Chinese prison. There was no way to win this one. I do also wonder how much money was lost in having to give up some deal somewhere to get these three idiots out of prison since the Chicomms never give anything for free. 

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RAT005 Van Halen Sun, 11/19/2017 - 20:24 Permalink

You're on the right track but part of the deal should have been pay the store twice the value of the glasses, and local police 1 time the glasses (from boy's family money) plus do community service in US aimed at benefitting Chinese like some number of hours for a free basketball clinic in China town.  It would have been Trump paying Xi a respectable price for Xi's assistance and the boys not let off the hook.

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DeadFred house biscuit Sun, 11/19/2017 - 20:11 Permalink

That's true. I have stopped mentioning where I get my info for fear people I know will come and see the comments. I wonder what percent of these guys are real racist low-lifes vs. paid trolls here to destroy one of the primary sources of alternative financial news. I hope and pray it's mostly paid trolls, otherwise the world is much worse off than I fear. At least in this post I only have to deal with the N's and get a rest from the 'joos'. Good thing there aren't any posts about Sammy Davis Jr.

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Pure Evil Normalcy Bias Sun, 11/19/2017 - 15:27 Permalink

I'm pretty sure its a mentality of "entitlement". As UCLA B-Ball superstars they're given everything from pussy to grades to money to cars without even asking. I'm sure plenty of liberal white chicks throw themselves at them while the Alumni Association gives them money and cars. The university enrolls them in classes designed so that even the stupidest jock can pass with endless tutors.It definitely would have been interesting to see what would have happened if Trump had not intervened when he was over in China.One things for sure. If Trump had returned to the US without intervening LaVar Ball would be bitchin and moaning about how Trump didndu nuttin to help his kid while he was over there. Probably claiming Trump was racist for not helping out. Then that black bitch on MSNBC would have something else to bitch about other than how whites are a danger to society.

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jcaz PGR88 Sun, 11/19/2017 - 18:32 Permalink

Also stems from their coach, Steve Alford-Alford's sense of entitlement is legendary.  I ran into it when he was the coach at U of Iowa.   Stevie came to town, immediately expected the red carpet to be rolled out for him-  his favorite line was "Oh, I thought it was free"-  I'm talking food, clothing, shelter- EVERYTHING.Stevie builds a $1M house, loaded it up with a fantasy kitchen.    When he got the bill, he refused to pay it- he said he assumed that "it was taken care of"....  The builder had to take this asshole to court in order to get paid, and he wasn't the only one familar with the Alford Dance-  Stevie basically got run out town, owed MANY people because of his sticky fingers;So NOW we have Alford determining punishment for these players......  YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS SHIT UP.

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Cloud9.5 Normalcy Bias Sun, 11/19/2017 - 16:12 Permalink

I’m taking some kids to China next summer.  Before I take any group out of the country, I remind them that they are going to a foreign country with a foreign legal system.  If they break the law they are going to a foreign jail.  They will have to hire foreign lawyers to try and get them out of that foreign jail.  Which means that their parents will probably lose their home in an effort to pay their legal fees, and they may still get to rot in a foreign jail.  So don’t break the law.  

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buttmint Miffed Microbi… Sun, 11/19/2017 - 17:38 Permalink

Miffed Micro---great movie! Good suggestion.Here is another head's up in dealing with ghetto behaviour overseas----NEVER EVER VISIT ANYONE IN FOREIGN PRISON....why?Simple... you yourself now get placed on a high suspicious profile and all movements scrutinized. While living in Asia, if you hear of any jerque du jour NOT paying rent, not paying his bills....you make distance, fast. The schmo will be taking you and anyone else around when they go down from sheer stupidity---and oh---NEVER THEIR FAULT. what a world!

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83_vf_1100_c Normalcy Bias Sun, 11/19/2017 - 18:32 Permalink

  The funny part to me is they were stealing from a Louis Vuitton store in China. The shit was likely counterfeit. So what, they thought 3 niggers in a 99.9% asian store would not be watched?A country that manufactures surveillance equipment for the world. Armchair quarterbacking but it ain't exactly rocket science. I learned not to steal when I pocketed a bag of marbles when I was 5 and Mom dragged me back in the store to hand them back to the manager. To this day I can not abide a thief.

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chunga FredFlintstone Sun, 11/19/2017 - 14:53 Permalink

Yes he should have left them there. There are so many more important things he could be doing than a to and fro over shoplifters in China. This is silly.Did Bundy Owe Millions? See For Yourself!https://redoubtnews.com/2017/11/bundy-owe-millions/

Total trespass fees were only $8,815.50.Administrative Fees added to this are $283,776.00Add a $10.00 Service fee and the total comes to $292,601.50.This is well below the reported amount of over a million dollars!Bundy was telling the truth!

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IH8OBAMA Folkvar Sun, 11/19/2017 - 14:31 Permalink

So many blacks are just so misguided and selfrightous.  Stealing in China is no big deal - right your kid could be in a Chinese jail with a 10 year sentence, idiot.After hearing what this moron had to say, Xi is probably going to give the next American caught shop lifting in China a LIFE sentence to send a message. 

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