LaVar Ball Says LiAngelo Ball Is Leaving UCLA To Prepare For The Draft

Ryan Phillips

LaVar Ball has pulled his son LiAngelo Ball from UCLA and now says the kid won’t be transferring to another school. No, instead, LiAngelo is going to focus on preparing for the 2018 NBA Draft.

Here’s a little secret for LaVar and the rest of the Ball family: As of now, LiAngelo ain’t getting drafted. The kid was a three-star recruit out of high school and was expected to barely be in the rotation at UCLA this year. No one expects him to be selected this year.

This decision, of course, comes just a month after LiAngelo and two Bruins teammates were arrested for shoplifting while in China with the team. The three players were suspended indefinitely by head coach Steve Alford, and LaVar apparently believes the suspension was unfair.

So now Ball is pulling his son from UCLA just a few months after pulling his youngest son, LaMelo Ball, from high school. What the hell is going on here?

I mean, with the Ball family you never know what’s going to happen and nothing should be unexpected at this point. Still, today’s news was absolutely insane. But, I guess that’s par for the course with this bunch.