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Trump Asked Xi To Resolve UCLA Basketball Player Case

Trump Asked Xi To Resolve UCLA Basketball Player Case

It was just one day after Ball as well as teammates Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were arrested in Hangzhou after allegedly shoplifting from a Louis Vuitton store next to UCLA's hotel. Trump lamented that the U.S.is "so far behind" China, while Xi simply noted that the Pacific has room for both countries. Xi promised Trump that the players would be treated fairly and expeditiously, according to the Post.

That may have led to some legal help too. Trump's chief of staff, John Kelly, has also reportedly been in contact with the players, their families and the UCLA coaching staff.

Let's hope this all does come to a close soon enough, otherwise we may end up having to let LaVar Ball try his hand at reaching an agreement with China.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed in an email that Trump raised the matter with Xi. The players could remain in Hangzhou for "a week or two", ESPN reported. The source told ESPN there is surveillance footage of the players shoplifting from three stores inside a high-end retail center. Under watch by Hangzhou police, they've been staying at a lakeside hotel where they've been unable to leave. The athletes were unable to play in the game, and they remain in China awaiting their fate while the rest of their team returned to the USA days ago. Three players were questioned from each team.

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Donald Trump is trying to do what the UCLA men's basketball team couldn't do: take its Ball and go home.

Alford rejoined the rest of UCLA's team in Shanghai on Wednesday morning after the players were released.

The family is now filming a reality show called "Ball in the Family" and recently started an athletic apparel company, Big Baller Brand, "inspired by the Ball brothers".


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