UPDATED 11/7/17 9:15 p.m. ET: LiAngelo Ball and his UCLA teammates seem to be in a considerable amount of trouble, Yahoo Sports Reports. The trio might be facing 3-10 years in prison. There is also a possibility that they will be held for up to one month without the chance of bail as they wait for prosecutors to decide if they will charge them. The Yahoo report quotes authorities as saying that the three college basketball players were caught shoplifting from a Louis Vuitton store close to their hotel outside of Shanghai. We will update as more information becomes available.
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While LiAngelo Ball's current claim to fame is being a UCLA guard who also happens to be the middle son in the Ball Family, he might also be wearing the title of "thief."
According to a report from ESPN, Ball was one of three UCLA men's basketball players who were arrested in China on Tuesday for shoplifting. Ball, who is a freshman at UCLA, was taken in with two other freshman on the UCLA squad: Cody Riley and Jalen Hill.
The arrest came days before UCLA's season-opener against Georgia Tech in China that is scheduled for this Friday.
As of now, there's no word on what Ball and his teammates were said to have been shoplifting, so it's hard to tell what kind of time Ball could be looking at if he's been convicted of shoplifting. Either way, the jokes about his predicament are already flying.
Lavar Ball when Liangelo Ball gets home pic.twitter.com/KqqdB3E02c— #LakeShow 5-5 (@MICHAEL_R0BLES) November 7, 2017
LiAngelo Ball looking at Lonzo and LaMelo from jail like pic.twitter.com/oa1tFjvp4K— Kenny Eaton (@Kenny_623) November 7, 2017
Liangelo Ball has no business shoplifting in China. Lavar Ball about to roll up like pic.twitter.com/jq83drkVqT— AlternativeFactsChi (@AFactsChicago) November 7, 2017
LiAngelo Ball drives a Ferrari and wants to shoplift. pic.twitter.com/IitilAZZCv— Andy (@AndyVsTheWorId) November 7, 2017
"Three UCLA men's basketball players"— F. Thott Fitzgerald (@Black_Ted_Mosby) November 7, 2017
"including LiAngelo Ball"
Lavar Ball: pic.twitter.com/b7mfddVbBr
Lavar ball waiting to meet Liangelo Ball when he come home— benson (@bluke123) November 7, 2017
One guy seems to have it all figured out.
The LiAngelo Ball shoplifting thing is just a PR stunt for season 2 of "Ball in the Family." Stay woke. Lavar has a plan for everything.— Pierce (@SdotFLOSS) November 7, 2017
Makes you think. We'll keep you posted on this developing story.