LiAngelo Ball’s UCLA Stint Reportedly Over

Just a few months after yanking LaMelo Ball from Chino Hills HS, LaVar Ball is at it again, reportedly pulling LiAngelo Ball from UCLA before he even played a game. LiAngelo, of course, was suspended indefinitely by the school for stealing high-end merchandise during their China trip. He’d probably still be there if it weren’t for POTUS randomly coming in for the save.

The details from TMZ:

We’re told LaVar believes the suspension was unfair, especially since the charges were dropped. LaVar’s people tell TMZ Sports the famous dad thinks, “There’s no need to break down a kid’s spirit for making a mistake.”

Our sources say LiAngelo is not officially withdrawn from the school but he’s at home and will not return to UCLA.

They say things happen in threes, so I’m fully expecting LaVar to complete the cycle by removing Lonzo from the Lakers until LeBron comes. As for LiAngelo, ESPN’s Jeff Goodman says he’s exploring options:

LaVar Ball told ESPN he has pulled LiAngelo Ball from UCLA. "We are exploring other options with Gelo," LaVar said. "He's out of there."

— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) December 4, 2017

Update: LaVar says LiAngelo will be getting ready for the Draft.

LaVar Ball: "He's not transferring to another school," he told ESPN. "The plan is now to get Gelo ready for the NBA Draft." The plan was always for LiAngelo to spend one season at UCLA and then leave, regardless of whether he was projected to be drafted.

— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) December 4, 2017

LaVar on pulling LiAngelo from UCLA: ā€œIā€™m going to make him way better for the draft that UCLA ever could have.ā€

— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) December 4, 2017

Sidenote: Gotta watch out for Donald Trump weighing in on LaVar’s parenting on Twitter. It could happen.