The “other son” of outspoken NBA dad Lavar Ball, LiAngelo Ball, was arrested in China this week on charges of shoplifting. LiAngelo Ball is about to begin playing for the UCLA Bruins.
LiAngelo Ball’s freshman teammates, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, were also arrested on shoplifting charges.
Reports say a Louis Vuitton store that is located next to UCLA’s team hotel in China (UCLA opens its season in Shanghai Friday against Georgia Tech) suspects that the three UCLA players stole item(s) from their store.
According to ESPN, “nearly 20 police officers came into the Hyatt Hangzhou at approximately 8 a.m. local time Tuesday and spoke to multiple players from both Georgia Tech and UCLA. The players, according to the source, were kept in a room for hours and were not allowed to speak to any of the coaches.
“They weren’t messing around,” a source told ESPN. “The kids were scared.”
Interestingly, LiAngelo Ball’s more famous brother, Lonzo Ball, tweeted out the following last Friday.
BBB China we on our way 🛫 pic.twitter.com/GLbF3FmykD— Lonzo Ball (@ZO2_) November 5, 2017
Perhaps LiAngelo was trying to trade in some Big Baller Brand apparel for some Louis V?