(Left to right) Lonzo Ball, LaMelo Ball, LiAngelo Ball and LaVar Ball attend Melo Ball’s 16th Birthday on September 2, 2017 in Chino. (Credit: Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images for Crosswalk Productions )
“Who?” Ball told ESPN when asked about Trump’s involvement in the situation. “What was he over there for? Don’t tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out.”
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Ed. La Var Ball, father of arrested thief Liangelo, made it clear that President Trump's assistance in securing his son's release was actually no big deal! "They try to make a big deal out of nothing sometimes," said Ball, apparently referring BOTH to the thefts AND to Trump having interceded on his son's behalf.
Ball's point appeared to be that worse things happen than "a guy taking some sun glasses." Yeah, right on, Mr. Ball. Pretty obvious why your son didn't hesitate to steal the things that looked good to him.
Thanks to my parents, it would never have crossed my mind to steal something. And perhaps that is due to the fact that I would have been FAR more afraid of my Dad's response than that of any foreign government! In fact, a few years jailed in China might have been preferable to the look in my father's eyes!