Lavar Ball Discusses His Son Getting Arrested In China

Lavar Ball (Credit: Getty Images/Mike Stobe)

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Lavar Ball made his first public statements since his son LiAngelo was arrested in China for shoplifting.

“I’m going to wait until I get more intel on what’s going on then I’ll let you all know what’s up…He’ll be fine. He’ll be fine. Everyone’s making it a big deal. It ain’t that big a deal,” Lavar told ESPN reporter Arash Markazi.

LiAngelo was arrested Tuesday with two of his UCLA teammates for allegedly stealing from a Louis Vuitton store while the team is in China to play Georgia Tech.

The players have since been released on bail, but must remain in a hotel in Hangzhou until the legal proceedings are over, according to Markazi.

LiAngelo ball reportedly faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

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