Ingrate LaVar Ball Flips Off President After Trump Gets Son Out of Chinese Jail

Last week, President Donald Trump interceded on behalf of UCLA basketball player LiAngelo Ball and two other players who got arrested in China for the crime of theft — which carries a serious ten-year sentence over there. Only hours after Trump spoke to China’s president, the three were released. But now LiAngelo’s father, LaVar Ball, is dismissing Trump’s help in having his son released.

It all started when Freshmen players LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley, and Jalen Hill were arrested in Shanghai, China after Chinese authorities revealed that the players were seen on surveillance video stealing from a Louis Vuitton store. Authorities also noted that there was video of the trio stealing from two other stores in the same mall.

This is a very serious charge in China. Not only does the crime draw a 10-year prison term, but for Chinese citizens it means a month wasting away in jail before the indictments are even filed by the authorities there.

These three young players could have spent months and months in jail in China before even having an inkling of their ultimate fate. And things seemed to be getting worse when the rest of the team left China to fly back home to California but the three accused players were left stranded in China under house arrest. The whole situation seemed very ominous for these three errant American citizens.

Then came Trump.

The mess the players faced just happened to occur when President Trump was in China on a state visit. As it happened, Trump spoke to Chinese leader Xi Jinping and asked him to look into the players’ predicament. Seemingly hours later the players were released and all charges dropped.

Soon they were on a flight back home with the most dire consequences only a scary memory.

Many, such as ESPN’s Tony Kornheiser, said that Trump deserved some major kudos for helping get the the players released and returned home. Indeed, the three players seemed to have agreed that Trump deserved some credit, too, because not long after they got home, they held in a press conference to thank the president for his efforts on their behalf.

Sadly, even though LiAngelo Ball thanked the president for his help, the player’s loudmouthed father, LaVar Ball, came out saying his family had nothing at all to thank Trump for. Speaking to ESPN, Ball said “Who?” when host Arash Markazi brought up Trump’s talk with the Chinese president.

“What was he over there for? Don’t tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out,” Ball continued.

Then Ball lied and claimed that his son’s crime was no big deal.

“As long as my boy’s back here, I’m fine,” Ball exclaimed. “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. Now if you can go back and say when he was 12 years old he was shoplifting and stealing cars and going wild, then that’s a different thing.”

“Everybody gets stuck on the negativity of some things, and they get stuck on them too long,” he said. “That’s not me. I handle what’s going on, and then we go from there.”

Sadly for the players, the incident wasn’t quite over. The three were suspended indefinitely as soon as they got home.

Just deserts, it appears.

The situation was stirred further by President Trump who once again jumped to his over heated Twitter account to wonder why the players weren’t thanking him for his efforts to free them.

Not long after that Tweet, the players did say thank you. That prompted Trump to say…

That made liberals mad enough, but on Sunday, Trump was at it again after news broke of the ungrateful elder Ball’s comments.

With that the left went apoplectic. Other leftists and their Never-Trumper pals jumped on Trump being “un-presidential.”

Extremist liberal blogger turned CNN “journalist” Brian Stelter even claimed that Trump was a raaaacist with his tweet.

…And so it goes.

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