Tuesday, 12 December, 2017

LiAngelo Ball Reveals Why He Shoplifted In China, Blames Team Mates

BASKET-CHINA-NBA-UCLA-BALL STR AFP Getty Images Getty Images
Lucia Summers | 07 December, 2017, 04:27

UCLA freshman basketball players, from left, Cody Riley, LiAngelo Ball and Jalen Hill appear at Wednesday's press conference at UCLA before reading statements and apologizing for their shoplifting arrests last week in China. This national story grew with the intervention of Trump and Liangelo's father.

Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said the matter, "has been resolved to the satisfaction of the Chinese authorities", after Ball, along with teammates Jalen Hill and Cody Riley, arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on November 14 following the 12-hour flight from Shanghai.

I'll be the first to admit, I didn't think much of the Ball family when I first heard about three brothers in California who were hyped to be the next great family in basketball. "So I don't know if there's an adjustment, we just keep moving forward". And I bet they're probably thrilled. I'm one of them.

Furthermore, talk about putting vast pressure on son LaMelo Ball, who's still just 16 years old. LiAngelo Ball explained on the Today Show that "people started taking stuff and me, just not thinking and being with them, I took something too". "We're getting better. That's what I'm most proud of with that group of young men; we've traveled a lot and had our share of distractions over the past five weeks".

Unless Ball is a reincarnation of John Wooden, that's not happening.

The incident garnered national attention and criticism for the Ball family, most of it aimed at Lavar, who did not restrain his words about the incident or President Donald Trump's involvement. How would you react if this were your son? "The plan is now to get Gelo ready for the National Basketball Association draft".

Mourinho Delighted With Man United's UCL Progress, Praises Shaw, Lukaku
I wanted to make changes, but Luke managed 90 minutes and I told him it is an opportunity to increase his levels". I'm not sure, the problem he has got is that Ashley Young has been brilliant at left wing-back.

LiAngelo isn't playing anywhere now as it seems mid-major programs aren't biting, LaMelo isn't playing anything other than AAU ball right now if that, so it seems their immediate future is playing professionally somewhere.

Are we forgetting one aspect here?

LaVar Ball said at the time that "one of the main reasons [LiAngelo Ball] went to UCLA" was to play basketball. But is that the issue here? But is their father that incompetent to expect it to be fact?

It's admittedly not the most professional move by the head coach to have a dig at a teenager's indiscretions.

He certainly is sending the wrong message about priorities to his children. He is now the Editor-in-Chief of Campus Sports.

Recommended

  • Nigerians Return From Libya In 24hrs

    Nigerians Return From Libya In 24hrs

    The returnees were said to have arrived aboard a Libyan Airlines aircraft at the Cargo Wing of the airport at about 1.30 a.m. He said the migrants comprised of "65 adult females, 179 adult males, seven children and six infants".
    Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli are not getting married!

    Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli are not getting married!

    Reports also revealed that Anushka Sharma is likely to wear a bridal wear designed by fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee. In order to avoid that, choosing Italy as the wedding destination seems the most appropriate decision by the lovebirds.
    USA  officials say Trump has cast wider net for deportations

    USA officials say Trump has cast wider net for deportations

    Between Jan. 20 and September 30, the agency arrested almost 111,000 people, a 42 percent increase over the prior year. Meanwhile, immigration arrests in the interior of the country increased by 25 percent, the data show.
  • 'SWAT' and 'Westworld' Halt Production Due to California Wildfires

    'SWAT' and 'Westworld' Halt Production Due to California Wildfires

    A Santa Clarita Studios employee told Deadline this morning that the facility's internet was down, apparently because of the fire. Nobody from the show seems to be in danger, although there's no saying when production will be able to resume.
    One-third of GOP voters want someone other than Trump for 2020

    One-third of GOP voters want someone other than Trump for 2020

    Fifty-five percent said the GOP is moving the country in the right direction, and 67 percent said the same for Trump's policies. Trump continues to show that he is unable to garner support from a wider range of Republicans and conservatives.
    Dallas Sheriff Lupe Valdez to run for governor; announcement today in Austin

    Dallas Sheriff Lupe Valdez to run for governor; announcement today in Austin

    If she wins her Democratic primary, it won't be the first time she and Governor Greg Abbott will have clashed. Under the Texas Constitution, Valdez is required to step down in order to run for another office.
  • Eminem's New Album 'Revival' to Feature Ed Sheeran

    Eminem's New Album 'Revival' to Feature Ed Sheeran

    The Detroit-based rapper, who hasn't released a studio album in four years, announced last month that " Revival " was on its way. Eminem's new album Revival is nearly here, and it features numerous special guests including Ed Sheeran , Beyoncé and P!nk .
    Oliver Schmidt jailed for seven years for Volkswagen emissions scam

    Oliver Schmidt jailed for seven years for Volkswagen emissions scam

    Schmidt was also ordered to pay a criminal penalty of $400,000, according to a US Department of Justice (DOJ) press release. Oliver Schmidt, 48, is the second person to be imprisoned in the USA over the diesel emissions scandal.
    150-Acre Skirball Fire Spurs Evacuations, Freeway Closures In California

    150-Acre Skirball Fire Spurs Evacuations, Freeway Closures In California

    Smoke from the Skirball Fire rises above the 405 freeway near the Bel Air area of Los Angeles, California , December 6, 2017. The fire has been growing because of dry and windy conditions, which have spread hot embers across the area.
  • Lubaina Himid, first black artist to win the Turner Prize

    Lubaina Himid, first black artist to win the Turner Prize

    She is now based in Preston, England; her work primarily addresses racial politics and the representation of black people in art. The prize is famous for launching the careers of Damien Hirst and other members of the "Young British Artists" generation.
    Airlines:

    Airlines: "Smart Bags" Pose Explosion Risk

    Speaking to CNN , both Southwest and United have confirmed that they will soon announce their own smart bag restrictions. Smart Luggage is poised to become one of the top gifts this season but its already being banned.
    PC James Dixon: Tributes to officer killed in crash

    PC James Dixon: Tributes to officer killed in crash

    Jo Gill said: "Goodnight Dixie, you really were one of the funniest and best blokes I worked with". Thames Valley Police said the next-of-kin of both PC Dixon and the dead woman had been informed.

TVS Apache RR 310 sports bike Launched at Rs 2.05 lakh TVS Apache RR 310 sports bike Launched at Rs 2.05 lakh The wind tunnel-shaped mirrors bolted on either side of the windscreen add to the aerodynamics of the RR 310. The front outline is precisely like the idea display, the back gets a great deal of recognizable changes.

What Happened to the New York Football Giants? What Happened to the New York Football Giants? The Daily News has been banging the drum since the bye week for Webb to dress and play, and Mara clearly felt the same way. The result? "I (swept) him". "I will give it every ounce of energy I have", Spagnuolo said. "I went [Monday].

LA's 5 Freeway Shut Down Due to Santa Clarita Wildfire LA's 5 Freeway Shut Down Due to Santa Clarita Wildfire An evacuation center has been established in the multipurpose room at Valencia High School (27801 Dickason Drive). The fire is now estimated at 50,500 acres and is being pushed by strong east winds.

Tax havens are blacklisted by EU Tax havens are blacklisted by EU Other states are unwilling to draw up common measures in belief that responsibility is better left to member states. The EU says it will update the list at least annually.

CSKA Moscow and Qarabag out of UEFA Champions League CSKA Moscow and Qarabag out of UEFA Champions League It means Manchester City , Liverpool , Manchester United and Tottenham all won their groups, while Chelsea came second in Group C. Just a reminder that you cannot play opponents from the same country in the last 16 or teams you have played in the group stages.

Canada to buy surplus Australian F-18s, says report Canada to buy surplus Australian F-18s, says report The final ruling in the case is expected next year, but the relationship between Boeing and Canada has nosedived since. The F/A-18 is a twin-engine, supersonic combat aircraft that can operate as a fighter or attack jet.

Saudi Corruption Settlement Talks Seen Ending in 'Few Weeks' Saudi Corruption Settlement Talks Seen Ending in 'Few Weeks' The attorney general said that procedures related to the corruption cases are being carried out in two phases. Prominent figures, including princes, ministers and businessmen, were taken into custody last month.

The Miami Marlins Are Giving An Ultimatum To Disgruntled Star Giancarlo Stanton The Miami Marlins Are Giving An Ultimatum To Disgruntled Star Giancarlo Stanton If Stanton passes on a trade to the Giants or Cardinals, then the Dodgers will be in a good spot. On one hand, it would be horrific to see a presence like Giancarlo Stanton in a Giants' uniform.

Women's Shelter hosting event to honour victims of Montreal Massacre Women's Shelter hosting event to honour victims of Montreal Massacre They have also contributed to this moment in our history when feminism is something we are proud of. There is still a power struggle, and there is still violence against women", said Carvalho.

Klopp refuses to rule out Coutinho sale Klopp refuses to rule out Coutinho sale Just minutes into the game Georgi Dzhikiya pulled down Mohamed Salah as Coutinho drifted a ball into the area. Firmino latched onto the loose ball and curled home a shot with the outside of his right foot.

Steam No Longer Accepting Bitcoin Payments For Video Games Steam No Longer Accepting Bitcoin Payments For Video Games Steam is no longer accepting Bitcoin as a payment method, saying it's "untenable" to support the soaring cryptocurrency. Valve's shirking of bitcoin is another development in a broader debate about the usefulness of the cryptocurrency.

Unborn babies and old people harmed by air pollution, studies warn Unborn babies and old people harmed by air pollution, studies warn In the healthy volunteers, the reduction in arterial stiffness resulting from the walk in Hyde Park persisted for up to 26 hours. Blood flow also increased after exercise, with decreases in blood pressure and an increase in heart rate.

'Winner' Fabregas changed my mind, says Conte 'Winner' Fabregas changed my mind, says Conte I really mean it. "Especially how I play, the position, you can go for many more years, I can tell you many cases", Fabregas said. I was frustrated because of this situation and tried to say again.

U.S. defense chief calls for deepening anti-terror cooperation with Pakistan U.S.  defense chief calls for deepening anti-terror cooperation with Pakistan On Indian claims that Pakistan was "obsessed" with it, Asif said, "It is not an obsession". The biggest stakeholder of peace in the region after Afghanistan is Pakistan.

Air pollution can impair brain development in babies, warns UNICEF report Air pollution can impair brain development in babies, warns UNICEF report Unicef said breathing particulate air pollution could damage brain tissue and undermine cognitive development. Air pollution has already been linked to asthma, bronchitis, and other long-term respiratory diseases.