OT - UCLA LiAngelo ball & Others arrested in China

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  1. OT - UCLA LiAngelo ball & Others arrested in China
    djgcue

    djgcue Junior Member


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    For Shoplifting.

    http://www.ocregister.com/2017/11/07/ucla-basketball-team-questioned-by-police-in-china/

    Three freshmen on UCLA’s men’s basketball team, including LiAngelo Ball, the younger of Laker guard and former UCLA guard Lonzo Ball, were arrested for shoplifting in China on Tuesday, according to reports from ESPN.

    Forward Cody Riley from Sierra Canyon High and forward Jalen Hill from Corona Centennial High were also arrested, according to the report.

    Chinese police were called to UCLA’s team hotel in Hangzhou, China, to investigate on Tuesday morning, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

    “We are aware of a situation involving UCLA student-athletes in Hangzhou, China,” UCLA said in a statement. “The University is cooperating fully with local authorities on this matter, and we have no further comment at this time.”

    Both the UCLA and Georgia Tech men’s basketball teams were staying at the Hyatt Regency Hangzhou in preparation for their season-opening game this weekend.

    According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, local police searched the UCLA team bus’ cargo compartment and questioned three Georgia Tech players who were later cleared. UCLA players who were waiting to go to practice on the bus had to leave after a delay and return to the hotel.

    The teams are scheduled to open their seasons Saturday in Shanghai with a game that will be televised live on ESPN at 8:30 p.m. PT Friday.

    LiAngelo Ball, Riley and Hill make up half of UCLA’s highly touted freshman class that was ranked within the top five in the country. The large freshman class and veterans like Prince Ali and Alex Olesinski who are returning from injury were expected to give head coach Steve Alford one of the deepest and most athletic teams since he arrived at UCLA in 2013.

    Ball, a 6-foot-5 guard from Chino Hills, was not expected to have the same impact as his brother, who transformed the Bruins into a Sweet 16 team just one year after missing the NCAA Tournament all together, but can provide a valuable shooting threat after the team graduated Bryce Alford, UCLA’s all-time leader in 3-pointers made.

    Riley was a three-year Daily News first-team All-Area selection out of Sierra Canyon High. He was Scout.com’s No. 1 power forward in California for his recruiting class.

    Hill’s status for the season opener was already in doubt as the forward from Corona Centennial was dealing with a sore knee last week that kept him out of UCLA’s exhibition game.
     
       
  2. 559er

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    He was a 1-and-done, but now it looks like 3-10.

    This might be the start of a good rap lyric.
     
  3. HelixTrojan

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    Ha ... pretty funny line.

    But LiAngelo was never a one and done player.

    These guys are in real trouble if guilty. Put it in the Young People do Dumb Stuff File.

    But the possible loss of these three freshmen won't really affect UCLA's season.

    It will be interesting to see what their punishment is from China and the school.
     
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    Good line heard last night at Trojan Club meeting "Bruins are leading the nation in steals"
     
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    How does this not constitute an NCAA violation, or at the very least, scream for an investigation?

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    "The trio was accused of stealing sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store next to their hotel. According to the high-end fashion line’s website, sunglasses run from $435 to $1,990."

    At least they went Big.
     
  6. xuscx

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    Its not like 3 6'-6" black guys in china are not going to be noticed. Really dumb
     
  7. 559er

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    Trading the hardcourt for hard time.

    I think this must be the cultural exchange Larry Scott was envisioning.
     
  8. Robert Risbrough

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    Best headline of this whole thing: "Ball in a China Shop." Whoever came up with that over at ESPN should be awarded a medal.
     
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    "The trio was accused of stealing sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store next to their hotel. According to the high-end fashion line’s website, sunglasses run from $435 to $1,990."



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    "The trio was accused of stealing sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store next to their hotel. According to the high-end fashion line’s website, sunglasses run from $435 to $1,990."

    At least they went Big.[/QUOTE]
     
  10. Canyon

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    Yeah right, get real Louis Vuitton sun glasses? I would bet the farm that these were knock offs made in China. The real investigation, have the store prove the actual purchase invoices, payment records, and trace if there were import records on these so call LV sun glasses.

    Cost of these so call Louis Vuitton sun glasses made in China .50 cents and retail value $5 bucks, LOL....
     
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    You may not know, but there are actually some very rich people in China....they are entitled to the same luxury items as Americans. They eat that stuff up, just like the Kardashians.
     
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    In a Louis Vuitton store....... the knock - off shit is not in a high-end retail store.
     
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    The biggest Hummer dealership I have ever seen was in China.
     
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    I'm hearing that they may be in China for approximately 30 days, they will most likely be suspended for the year with the right to rejoin the team next year
     

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