CNN host Chris “that sucks” Cuomo sat down with Lavar Ball, the father of UCLA basketball player LiAngelo Ball, to discuss President Trump securing the release of the younger Ball for shoplifting on a school trip to China.
Ball hilariously appears to take credit for his son’s release, telling Cuomo “I helped my son get out of [China]…I had some people that had boots on the ground that knew the situation!”
A bewildered Cuomo pressed Ball on whether or not he thinks Trump helped with his son’s release, to which Ball said “I don’t know, I don’t care.” By the end of the interview (below), Cuomo was defending Trump!
"He fessed up to it. … It was an impulse thing, a bad decision at a bad time, that's all it was for an 18-year-old who never done anything wrong," says LaVar Ball, father of UCLA basketball player LiAngelo Ball https://t.co/NE3kictbKv pic.twitter.com/ZGobFZ6Aug
— CNN (@CNN) November 21, 2017
And this happened. Lavar Ball on his son. "He didn't do nuthin'" pic.twitter.com/afOtAWfX5A
— The_Real_Fly (@The_Real_Fly) November 21, 2017
LaVar Ball took his feud with Donald Trump to another level on Monday night, as the founder of Big Baller Brand appeared on CNN. The much-anticipated interview came one day after the president tweeted about Ball’s comments regarding Trump’s involvement in getting three UCLA basketball players who were detained in China back to the United States.
Among the three players who were arrested for shoplifting was Ball’s middle son, LiAngelo. Trump tweeted that he wanted the players to thank him for speaking to Chinese president Xi Jinping about their status, and all three obliged upon returning stateside.
LaVar Ball was not as eager to thank Trump, however, as he responded to a question about the leader of the free world’s involvement by saying “Who? What was he over there for? Don’t tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out.”
“I don’t have to go around saying thank you to everybody.” Ball told CNN.
“He didn’t call me, I didn’t shake his hand. He didn’t have to say that. I have to know what somebody’s doing before I say thank you. I’m just not going to go around saying thank you. Now if you come shake my hand and meet me or meet my son or anybody and then say ‘Ok, you know what? Maybe I can help you out.’ Let’s do it that way,” added Ball.
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