BOSTON — Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball suggests he has not yet spoken to his relatives, such as his brother, UCLA freshman LiAngelo Ball, who was introduced on bail in Hangzhou, China, following currently being arrested for allegedly shoplifting.
“No, I have not talked to any of them yet,” Lonzo Ball mentioned after the Lakers’ shootaround on Wednesday morning. “I know they are all around there in China getting treatment of it, so I will speak to them when they get again.”
Ball’s younger brother, LiAngelo, alongside with freshmen Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, were being questioned by Chinese authorities about allegedly stealing sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton keep shut to the UCLA crew lodge in Hangzhou, in which the Bruins had been keeping just before leaving for Shanghai on Wednesday.
Ball’s father LaVar, and mom, Tina, and youngest brother, LaMelo, are in China for UCLA’s activity in opposition to Georgia Tech. LaVar Ball launched a statement on the allegations, declaring “it is a quite regrettable scenario that the Ball loved ones and UCLA has to deal with at this specific time. We will remark shortly.”
In an previously video job interview with ESPN’s Arash Markazi, a subdued LaVar Ball, although, plainly looked worried and even a very little shaken regardless of trying to paint the image that the situation was not “that large of a offer.”
“He’ll be fine,” LaVar Ball mentioned. “He’ll be good. Everyone building it a massive offer. It ain’t that huge of a offer.”
“I am just striving to concentrate on the recreation,” the Lakers issue guard said. “… I am permitting my people more than there take care of it. I am above below having care of company. I have not talked to any of them.”