BOSTON — Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball says he has not but spoken to his household, together with his brother, UCLA freshman LiAngelo Ball, who was launched on bail in Hangzhou, China, after being arrested for allegedly shoplifting.
“No, I haven’t talked to any of them yet,” Lonzo Ball stated after the Lakers’ shootaround on Wednesday morning. “I know they are all over there in China taking care of it, so I will talk to them when they get back.”
UCLA males’s basketball gamers LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill have been launched on bail after a shoplifting arrest in Hangzhou, China, a supply informed ESPN.
Ball’s youthful brother, LiAngelo, together with freshmen Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, had been questioned by Chinese authorities about allegedly stealing sun shades from a Louis Vuitton retailer near the UCLA workforce lodge in Hangzhou, the place the Bruins had been staying earlier than leaving for Shanghai on Wednesday.
Ball’s father LaVar, and mom, Tina, and youngest brother, LaMelo, are in China for UCLA’s sport in opposition to Georgia Tech. LaVar Ball launched an announcement on the allegations, saying “it is a very unfortunate situation that the Ball family and UCLA has to deal with at this particular time. We will comment shortly.”
In an earlier video interview with ESPN’s Arash Markazi, a subdued LaVar Ball, although, clearly regarded involved and even a bit shaken regardless of attempting to color the image that the state of affairs wasn’t “that big of a deal.”
“He’ll be fine,” LaVar Ball stated. “He’ll be fine. Everybody making it a big deal. It ain’t that big of a deal.”
Lonzo Ball stated the state of affairs was not a distraction for him as he prepares to play Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics in his 11th sport as a professional.
“I am just trying to focus on the game,” the Lakers level guard stated. “… I am letting my people over there handle it. I am over here taking care of business. I haven’t talked to any of them.”