UCLA players President Trump PResident Xi

Three UCLA men’s basketball players are on their way home to the United States after their arrests for shoplifting in China last week. LiAngelo Ball, 18, Cody Riley, 19, and Jalen Hill, 17, were released on bond under the condition that they remained on house arrest at the Hyatt Hangzhou hotel.

Ball, Riley and Hill were taken into custody on Tuesday for allegedly shoplifting an expensive pair of Louis Vuitton sunglasses from an upscale mall next door to their luxury hotel in Hangzhou, China.

President Trump, who arrived in China a day after the arrests, spoke to Chinese President Xi Jinping on behalf of the detainees.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed in an email that President Trump spoke to Xi on behalf of the three boys.

“What they did was unfortunate,” Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One. “You know, you’re talking about very long prison sentences. They do not play games,” he said of Chinese authorities. He added: “hopefully everything is going to work out.”

The players face up to 10 years in prison if convicted on the misdemeanor charges.

The UCLA basketball team returned to the U.S. on Sunday after defeating Georgia Tech 63-60 in the season opener in Shanghai on Saturday.

The game was sponsored by Chinese billionaire Jack Ma, founder of the Alibaba Group. Jack also spoke to President Xi on behalf of the boys.

Photo by Thomas Peter-Pool/Getty Images




  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    And?
    They got what they deserved.
    As the old saying goes if you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime.

  • YES I SAID IT…

    I agree! Got all that talent but they dumb as hell!!! Like my motto as a young teen was if I can’t afford it then I don’t need it.

  • Rayne

    I’d pull one of my mama moves when they get off that plane. Belt In hand.
    My mama saying goes like this lmao
    ” Don’t panic cause I’m yo master mechanic”
    Ass whooping for everbody!!!
    Lmfao

  • You Could Never

    I hate they made such a stupid mistake and hope they are able to fix it and move on. Whether it be prison time, restitution. Something.

  • BEANTOWN BULLI

    Lucky their black asses d idnt come back comatose like that white boy!!!!! And don’t his brother have a multi million d oller deal??? Bruh Christmas around the corner?

  • JENNYJONES1

    ANYONE THAT GOES TO CHINA AND DOES ANYYYYYYYYYTHING BESIDES BREATHE, EAT, SLEEP AND SIGHT SEEING IS A FOOL AND DESERVES ANY PUNISHMENT THEY GET. I GUESS LIANGELO BALL IS REALLY DRINKING THE KOOL-AIDE HIS DUMB FATHER IS POURING……….JENNY JONES!!!!

  • JENNYJONES1

    AND DAMN THEY JUST HAD TO BE BLACK. DAAAAAAMN!!!!………JENNY JONES!!!!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    If it wasn’t for Uncle Trump, those boys would be doing hard time in a Chinese prison right now. ?

  • Ghost

    I just hope this is a lesson LEARNED! Lavar Ball needs to keep his mouth shut! He is a parent and needs to hold his sons accountable for BAD BEHAVIOR! IT IS A BIG DEAL!!!! Your son was allegedly caught stealing…he needs to be spoken to, punished and seat his ass down somewhere. This was not cute…

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    Dear S.R community, i want to publicly recant my original statement: That #45 would Not get involved in the aforementioned situation of the thieving basketball members. I am only human and therefore can only walk on water when it freezes. I was wrong. To further demonstrate my humbleness, i will refrain from further hostile opinions concerning #45, until his next screw up, tweet, or news conference. Thank you for your understanding.

  • Noirluv45

    They dodged a major bullet. I hope they learned their lesson because those sticky fingers were facing a long time in China had they been convicted.

  • SpiceGirl

    well Ole Twitter Fingers will be saying something(not right) in 5,4,3,2,1

  • Noirluv45

    “i will refrain from further hostile opinions concerning #45, until his next screw up, tweet, or news conference.” Which will more than likely be seconds from now.

  • Noirluv45

    Lol! ?

  • shun king

    I doubt the CHINESE RESPECTED Obama enough to do this they would have made an example

  • hottlanta

    Oh please dad’s check just cleared the bank. Now Dump is thinking if I can only get Dump Jr. on a plane and ship him outta the country because him and WikiLeaks is a mess. That boy ain’t caused me nothing but trouble since I have been President.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    So?
    They committed a crime in a foreign country. They aren’t disputing it so where’s the story?

  • hottlanta

    Oh the BEST ever. He hasn’t passed any major legislation so he’s gonna wear his Twitter fingers down to a nub.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I still don’t know that he did. They (him and his administration) lie constantly. Until I see actual video or hear actual audio….

  • Shamari123

    LOL…IDK why but this made me laugh so hard

  • KcoolMuziq

    Black men are turning us into the lowest of the low even further. We are our own worse enemies. The most successful we get the more stupidest things we do.It’s no surprise why we NEVER get any respect. Smh

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Look, what they did was extremely stupid but let’s not turn this into an indictment on black men, black families, black parents, black pets. Smdh. Teens do stupid ish. Some of them steal. This is not a BLACK thing. Geez…

  • NeverSurprised

    LiAngelo is probably more afraid of what his crazy daddy is going to do to him when he gets back to the states, than he was of any punishment Communist China might have administered.

  • Shamari123

    “were released on bond”
    __________________________________________________________

    That doesn’t sound like freedom to me. They can still be charged no? Did I misread it?

  • Scromes1212

    Glad Trump intervened. They made a stupid mistake. Now they can get back to doing what they love. I’m sure the media will spin this to make Trump look bad but he did the right thing.

  • NeverSurprised

    But stealing in COMMUNIST CHINA?? May not be a black thing, but it sure is a stupid as all hell thing. They should thank President Trump profusely for his efforts.

  • Scromes1212

    Technicalities, once they get to the USA there not gonna let China come get them for a shoplifting charge.

  • Jefferey Franklin

    Speak for yourself chump. Just cause you feel your a piece of garbage doesn’t mean we all feel the same way. Have some pride in yourself coon

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    They were accused of robbing three stores so it wasn’t an innocent mistake.
    They had the means to purchase anything they wanted but they decided to be thugs.
    Good riddance to bad rubbish.

  • Unhappy American

    Wow Trump came thru??

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You can’t keep Obama out of your mouth.

  • SpiceGirl

    and then that nub down to the bone…lol

  • hottlanta

    Dump Jr. is that one child you go on vacation and you come back thinking everything is okay but he did something to spoil your joy. He is the gift that keeps on giving. He was getting ready to brag that no President got the reception I did ever when I went to China but yet he has the record that no President has ever come back from China and had to deal with the mess we got now. Every time he get’s ready to brag God always say slow your roll.

  • Ni Ni

    Lol i was just saying to myself that I wonder if those other boys have any old school mamas that would go upside their head with their pocketbook.

  • Scromes1212

    If a 17 year old stealing glasses makes you a thug then we are in trouble smh I’m glad your perfect lol wish we had more black men like you

  • Karen Brady

    Black pets?

  • Reina1718

    This mofo went to China next day & it took him over 2weeks to go to PR!! Wtf is he President for?? Sports?!

  • Well$$Well$$?

    Finally he’s done something other than talk $hit. ??

  • You Could Never

    Listen. I have never seen such a group of folks who are hold KIDS so very responsible. KIDS. If you are under 21 you are a kid to me. I think most of them were either perfect, never made life mistakes prior to 21, dont have any kids yet or both. I just said this downstairs about Lil Boat lol.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    This was stupid of them.. all of them, but especially inexcusable for Liangelo Ball, since his family has a lot of money.
    I hope UCLA kicks them off the team for bringing embarrassment upon the university. We’ve seen college athletes kicked off their teams for doing way less than this.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Learn how to read with comprehension. I don’t consider myself a piece garbage fooI. I was just speaking in the first person. I’m a multi talented triple threat. I set an example and a leader not a follower.

  • Karen Brady

    ?Mama.

  • Marlika

    This ? asshole has more important shit to reach out about. He should have let they black ass rot in China. This is not going to teach them anything.

  • Scromes1212

    Exactly. People now days have selective memory smh i was a dam fool when I was 17. A child is gonna do childish things. Period

  • NeverSurprised

    Sandra, Please have your assistant review your article. That first paragraph contains misleading information. They were released on bond after the INITIAL charges and were held under house arrest at the Hyatt Hangzhou, where they were held up until their release.

    Because of President Trumps intervention, they have been released and ChinaSportsInsider.com has reported that ALL CHARGES WERE DROPPED — despite all the evidence against them – so they are returning home with clean records. Again, all thanks to President Trump’s intervention.

  • Jen_no_juice

    I can’t…. from the top pic, it looks like they enjoy being athletic privileged….. secondly, this orange man defended thieves the next day in person, but took weeks to visit PR and offended them in everyway possible. Smh

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I am far from perfect but LiAngelo had the funds to have bought a pair of sunglasses for himself and his two friends.

    They don’t have the ‘I’m poor excuse’ for stealing.

    They stole for sh!ts and giggles.

  • NeverSurprised

    The article is inaccurately written. They WERE released on bond after the initial arrest, and they WERE being held on house arrest at the Hyatt HangzhouHotel. But now all charges have now been dropped and they are headed back to the states.

    http://chinasportsinsider.com/2017/11/14/breaking-liangelo-ball-ucla-teammates-flying-home-china/#more-17366

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I knew that stealing was wrong long before I turned 17 so none of them have an excuse especially when Ball had enough money to buy whatever they wanted.
    They just decided to show their a$$es!!

  • i troll it like i see it

    Money! That Chinese billionaire involving himself changed everything.

  • i troll it like i see it

    Trump came through? No MONEY came through!

  • shun king

    Black folks stealing for the whole world to see..SMH i starting to feel like Trump should have left they asses in China

  • Rayne

    My mama would be on the tarmac tugging at her housecoat taunting me with her belt. Lmfao she would lol

  • facingrealit1

    Black people (myself included) need to wake the hell up and realize that it is time to have an Independent mind instead of always waiting on “the man” to tell you what to think, feel or do. To this day, if you want to HIDE anything from the average black person you put it in a book for they will not read with comprehension. They go to church and let the pastor tell them what the Word says, and they watch TV to let Al Sharpton (tax evader) and the good ole Rev Jesse Jackson (adulterer and father of an outside of marriage child) and Maxine Waters (poverty pimp) and Barack Obama (worse president ever) tell them what to think, feel and do. Rich black men LOVED Donald Trump until Hillary (lying azz) and Bill Clinton (rapist) who all Hung in the same crowd as Trump tell your black azzes that he is a racist. Research will show you that Russell Simmons and Puffy Combs were best friends of Trump until he was elected and they begin to feel their millions were at stake if they came out and defended him. The ole Rev Jackson gave Trump a Lifetime Achievement Award back in the 90’s for ALL THE WORK he did for blacks. Now the man went to China and got these dumb azz black kids released and you find fault. We shall NEVER overcome until we learn to THINK FOR OURSELVES and stop believing that any high black official will EVER have our best interests at heart. Even the good book says that my people perish for a lack of knowledge for they reject knowledge – Hosea 4:6 – just shameful! Obama was in office for 8 years and did NOTHING for blacks and yet we put his black azz on a pedestal like he did.

  • Ashy Alicia

    Honestly , I see Trump doing this , thank you Orangina !

  • Scromes1212

    He doesn’t have a job! You clearly don’t have kids smh my money is not my sons money! He is broke. Period. Yes it was stupid but don’t try to act like he is rich so he could just buy anything he wants. His dad puts on, he don’t have it like that smh he trying to get to that level but it’s not a guarantee Lonzo is going to get to that level.

  • Sorry_Not_Sorry

    That’s great their released but should face punishment here and get expelled from the team and school. Lesson learned

  • Goddess™

    He damn sure should have!

  • stevetheque

    GD that’s a long azz sentence!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I agree. Are we going to make excuses for shoplifting by saying “they’re kids” now? In that case, lets never arrest 18 year olds that commit crimes, since they’re just “kids”. Makes no sense to me.

  • Ryan

    Some folk’s mentalities are part of the reason why so many of our kids end up in Juvi/jail. Might be “just stupid shit” but the law judges people of color more harshly, and that’s just a fact. If they weren’t taught that then their parents slacked off big time.

  • hottlanta

    Amazing how they left out the Central Park 5.

  • Ghost

    TRUTH !

  • Scromes1212

    This is crazy smh they made a worldwide event out of teenagers stealing sunglasses. Then you will have the same black folks arguing with you about jail being the new slavery smh so he should do jail time for stealing sunglasses? It’s people that that rob investors of millions with insider trading that get probation. But China can hold 17 year olds for shoplifting smh

  • Scromes1212

    Facts

  • facingrealit1

    Or hands up don’t shoot – how about that one? Fact or Fiction

  • Ghost

    Yes..They definitely EMBARRASSED the school, team, parents, United States…don’t come back over here thinking it was cute..definitely should be some harsh repercussions and consequences!

  • facingrealit1

    You are proof positive – will not read with any comprehension!

  • Gone Too Far

    They are VERY lucky. I hope after this they never even so much as think of doing some shit like that again. Don’t they know Otto’s story?

  • Calikush

    Well said! ?????

  • Scromes1212

    Expelled from school for shoplifting? And then what? You expell a 17 year old from school for shoplifting and take his scholarship and then what? Another young black male that falls by the waistside for a juvenile mistake?

  • shun king

    what do you think Chinese do to Chinese 17 year olds that steal? think about what Arabs do to their 17 year olds that steal…

  • Django the God

    The father already said on TV, “it’s not thst big of a deal.”

  • You Could Never

    I never said they shouldnt be punished. Said that below. But Im also not all off with their head. A little damn understanding. Im not going to sit up here and act like they did nothing. Bc when the dad that I cant stand said it…it made me mad. “Its no big deal”. Naw. I just hope a HUGE lesson was learned. Thats all.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Scromes1212: A child is gonna do childish things. Period

    Stealing is a very adult thing–you are taking something that someone else worked for, period.

  • Scromes1212

    Your a racist. Please don’t reply to any of my comments. Thank you

  • shun king

    Great truth full introspective write-up..black folks was looking up to him talking he a business man that dont play what happen devil Hillary said dont like him and he hates blacks so just like lemming we did what she said

  • You Could Never

    but the law judges people of color more harshly, and that’s just a fact.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^
    Be sure to join in all of the Meek Mill got his whole GROWN dumb ass probation revoked posts and post this. I agree. These guys should be punished. Boys. Young men.

  • shun king

    oh i wonder when i became that ok u blocked

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Ryan: Some folk’s mentalities are part of the reason why so many of our kids end up in Juvi/jail
    WTF?

    LiAngelo grew up in an upper middle class family so if anyone should know about working hard for what you want it should have been him, but he wanted to be cool and steal some ish just because.

    The bigger problem is that they decided to commit a crime outside of the U.S. where they don’t understand the laws/legal system and that’s where the real stupidity begins.

  • Scromes1212

    When you called black people niggers.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    *sigh*

    How do you think they got off so easily and home so quickly?

    Because someone maybe a prominent UCLA donor more than likely LaVar paid some big money.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    The charges were dropped. Let’s talk about that.
    OH, Good morning Roses!

  • NeverSurprised

    Yes, COMMUNIST CHINA is an autonomous nation that can hold a 17 year old for shoplifting and, if convicted, can also incarcerate that 17 year old for up to 10 years, depending on the value of the merchandise.

    Communist China is NOT America. All of that protesting and rioting and making DEMANDS on the government that goes on here doesn’t fly in China. They will throw your ass in jail in a heartbeat. So anyone who doesn’t want to abide by that nation’s laws would be well advised to stay out of that country.

  • Shamari123

    Thanks for the explanation

  • Shamari123

    Thank you for the break down and the article.

  • Scromes1212

    So they should have been given jail time for shoplifting? What do you mean, get off so easily? Shoplifting in America does not get you held without bond smh

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    Can he intervene, and help the people in the USVI’s and Puerto Rico!?

  • Ryan

    Mentalities like Scrotum1212’s are what I had an issue with. Law in general does not view black kids as “just kids”, so saying that keeps them naive thinking that they’ll get a pass like Parker from the Dunwoody suburbs.

  • stevetheque

    Fortunately I read and comprehended your long azz sentence. I was saying without saying, break that sh#t up. Paragraph!! I see you came back and made paragraphs!!

  • Scromes1212

    So you think he told UCLA he wants to go to CHINA and play basketball? Lol or maybe you think someone paid him to fly halfway across the world to play basketball in China? Or maybe you think they played basketball in China and it had nothing to do with money? He didn’t get one red cent for packing out a arena in a whole other country. Why do you think he is coming home? Cause it would look real bad if you sent a 17 year old to another country to make money and represent America and you not paying him a dime. Stay woke smh

  • Shamari123

    OMG I just squealed/whale laughed sooo loud. You ain’t right!

  • Scromes1212

    Since there adults then pay them! Your the fool cause you can’t see how the university is using those boys smh then as soon as they get in trouble they try and turn there back on them. He would have money to bye the glasses if he wasn’t being forced to play for free smh

  • Elevated Soul

    If President Trump hadn’t intervened on those thieved behalf,they could have been in a China prison for 3-5 years.I won’t hold my breath to see if they are grateful or not….

    President Trump could have ignored those thieves just like their Democratic party did….

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Ok Trump! You’re slowly rising on my list again. You used to be my boo, then you fell to rock bottom, now you’re coming up again. Keep up the good work!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    It’s China’s country so they should abide by their laws and if they determine that they should serve jail time them so be it.
    Just like some Americans wants illegal immigrants out of America always cite—what part of illegal don’t people understand?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Ok I misunderstood.

  • Elevated Soul

    You need to be asking the officials in both PR and USVI what they are doing, with the aide that President Trump has already sent…

    You idiots need to start holding these Democrats you elect accountable,the same way you sit on your azzzzzzzzzes holding Republicans accountable for everything.

  • Sorry_Not_Sorry

    Well those young black men that have the opportunity of a lifetime with a free education and basketball scholarship. Also competing and traveling around the world playing basketball for their top tier school. Their dumb a$$e$ should have thought about all of that before they picked up those glasses without paying, yes expel them them from school and let them figure that sh!t out and see how fortunate a position they were in.

  • stevetheque

    Barack Obama (worse president ever) based on what? So I assume you’re a time traveller! What are your thoughts on George Washinton, FDR, Nixon? Or do you mean worst president of your lifetime?

  • Elevated Soul

    Exactly!!! I don’t know why people in America think American laws are universal.They better be glad,they didn’t do this in Saudi Arabi,because they chop off the hands of a thief.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Say that again….sick of mofos only agreeing on one side yet not acknowledging the errors of their own ways…

  • Elevated Soul

    Indeed………..

  • facingrealit1

    Puerto Rico has a very corrupt government – long before Trump was elected. It goes w/o saying – they don’t even want to help themselves for they keep electing corrupt people and then sitting back waiting on a handout. Reading is fundamental. Where was Obama for 8 years? Didn’t go to Puerto Rico except to get votes.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Point! BLANK_ Period.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Their country their rules!

  • facingrealit1

    Are you real or a machine – all of the crimes that are being exposed with the Clintons were done with Obamas blessing. Read damn it – once it is all said and done, Obama administration will be one of the most corrupt EVER!

  • shun king

    black folks say that to each other each and everyday me being black why cant i do it?

  • stevetheque

    But Trump is just getting started and gaining fast!

  • NeverSurprised

    Thank you. All of them would have been lined up and each would have lost one hand.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    “Black” folk call “black” folk niggrs…. And if any other non “black” call a “black” a niggr…then a “black” knowsits an insult. So non blacks DON’T USE THAT WORD OR ELSE. AND IF BLACK USE TO ONE ANOTHER OH WELL THAT’S HOW ITS BEEN…BYE

  • facingrealit1

    He got Otto Warmbier released from North Korea – Where was Obama?

  • shun king

    and where did i ever say that on THIS blog?

  • Scromes1212

    These boys already made that university millions off ticket sales, jerseys, promotion smh and they ain’t even played a ncaa game smh and ain’t got one red cent and people trying to give them jail time over some sun glasses lol folks talking about his dad got money so he good. Imagine if you went to your employer and asked for a raise and they said no cause your daddy got money, ” your dad and your brother rich so why do you need a raise?” If they gave them what they are worth they wouldn’t have to steal. Period.

  • facingrealit1

    You are a dumb azz or a thug mentality if you go to a communist country and steal anything. We need to stop making excuses for the crimes our children commit. They were looking at 10 years – hard labor!

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    I trust you have no friends or family in either island. Every state/territory has had some form of political corruptness. Regardless of politics, the people of both islands are US citizens and need help!

  • shun king

    good thing i am black

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    So Republicans were asleep at the switch during the eight years of Obama’s presidency and decided to investigate him after he’s left office?
    Please take your meds.

  • Scromes1212

    You can’t see the woods for the trees lol they didn’t ask to go to China and they wouldn’t have been there if not for the greed and ambition of the ncaa. That’s a fact. You send kids halfway across the world then you need to care for them and make sure they don’t end up in a situation like this. They are there because some Told them they had to go. Period

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    These dummies right here.. They know they already follow us around the store over in the US when we come in..thefuk did they think was gone happen over there? Seeewwwdummmmm

  • shun king

    i bet if that harsh sharia law was in america the crime rate will drop dramatically…i also heard when it come to drugs they dont play the oh it was not mine it was his game also

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Yet after all of that Hillary hasn’t been indicted much less convicted.

  • facingrealit1

    Obama had the deck stacked with corrupt people around him – some republicans included (RINOs) – that would be Republicans In Name Only – like McCain, Lyndsey Graham, Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell.

  • facingrealit1

    That may be true but I’ve made more money in the 1 year Trump has been in office than the 8 under Obama. Have you checked your 401k lately? Or do you even have one.

  • facingrealit1

    That correction had already been made but regardless it didn’t change the context of what was written.

  • Ghost

    Well..I’m not impressed if he intervened. now we’re going to hear how he helped out some black folks like he’s not racist as hell. If he did…PR only! its more IMPORTANT things going on and have gone on that WE needed his intervention..so kick rocks on that note.

    AND now we’re getting ready to see what kind of “high standards” UCLA has because if these young men are allowed to continue to play basketball this season..I’m going to be too through! I don’t want to hear that KIDS make mistake crap, charges were dropped, they were just kidding…They are sent to school to play basketball, get an education and become well rounded US citizens. NOT TO BECOME CRIMINALS..smdh

    And he wouldn’t be driving around in that EXPENSIVE birthday gift he got for a LONG time. Come on now…If something doesn’t happen now…rich or not..he’ll be selling weed and beating his girlfriend next! IJS…

  • Gone Too Far

    Well the father is already an idiot which is why his son is out here doing criminal things in other countries

  • facingrealit1

    Trust it is coming – but image where we would be if that witch had been elected. Talking about bringing black men to heel. Yep – locked up w/o the possibility of parole.

  • http://ebonynsweet.com Ebony N’ Sweet

    All 3 of them deserve to be suspended for a year.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    LOL.

    Hillary has been investigated for almost 30 years and NOTHING.

    Keep that conspiracy seat over at Infowars warm for Alex Jones, troll.

  • stevetheque

    Wow you made a whole 2% and jumping for joy!! So I assume you work for someone instead of controlling your own destiny? In fact I do have one and I also have my own revenue stream that I control. Move on buzzard!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Oh dear God.
    You are blocked.

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    As they should be.. IF they indeed broke the law. . If this was President Obama the write up would be different

  • My 2 boys

    Please don’t fall for this political gain. 45 solely “allegedly” saved these young men for political gain. This was a money move. UCLA has huge stock and partnerships with China. Please research if you don’t believe. This was not for these young men. I can not stress that enough. 45 is trying to save face. Remember this is the same man who wanted the young boys from the central park rape executed even when they were found not guilty. This was the same man who refused to denounce white supremacy. This was the same man who called the NFL players who protested the injustice blacks face in this world STILL today “sons of bit…” This is the same man who David Duke former grand wizard of the KKK endorsed. Let’s not forget people. Please wake up!

  • facingrealit1

    You don’t know me!

  • stevetheque

    I know a whole lot of azz clowns just like you!!

  • Elevated Soul

    You trust wrong because I actually have a couple of friends that live in the USVI and two cool guy friends from Ponce and Carolina and ALL of them have told me how CORRUPT the governments are in both places.

    What do you want President Trump to do? Do you want him to drive the trucks. Do you want him to coordinate the operation there,that is not his job. He did what he needed to do on his end. It is up to mayors like the one from San Juan who whined about goods,when she stood in front of aid to do their job.

  • AnotherBlackGirl

    The US government is corrupt period. Not just in Puerto Rico.

  • facingrealit1

    You’d be surprised – but ignorance is bliss! Just dropping some knowledge you can’t handle. TRUTH!

  • JV

    Yeah, college athletes need to be paid. It’s not fair that universities get to profit off of them like they do. Scholarships are great, don’t get me wrong, but they deserve their cut.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Exactly.
    White folks have bad mouthed blacks in every country on earth plus people outside the U.S. only see the negative stereotypes of blacks on the news or in entertainment.

  • AnotherBlackGirl

    Ok.

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    I think Jack Ma pulled more weight but Chump will take the credit

  • We Can Do This

    I guess they thought they were different. Some black folks get like that with a position or title.

    They really don’t know how lucky they are to be released.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    If Hillary Clinton was president, those boys would be doing hard time.

  • Cocoa Rose

    What company do you work for? Most people with 401k’s are not seeing any real jump despite Wall Street having record levels. Why people lying LOL.

  • My 2 boys

    Exactly!! You know he will. He’s a show boat and love to take credit to feed his narcissism.

  • wiseone

    One million up votes! Everything that clown does is self serving.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    SR: Those boys would be doing hard time.

    As they should be.

  • Scromes1212

    You think 17 year olds should do hard time for shoplifting? I honestly thought you had more sense then that smh

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Mr. Combover is still Orange. He is just trying to score points with the black community.

  • NeverSurprised

    So EVERYONE else on the trip ( team members, coaching staff) managed to travel to China and refrain from STEALING merchandise in a high end store, but the fact that these three couldn’t manage to do so is somehow someone else’s fault because they weren’t “cared for?” So what exactly should the school have done, assign a “handler” to follow them around 24/7 because they lack the self control that the other teammates had no trouble exercising?

    You really have no shame in consistently revealing your ignorance, do you Scromes? Are you related to Tyrese?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Going to jail would teach them a little humility.

  • Mike Love

    I guess you were there for the conversation between the 2 presidents wether China and UCLA have business dealings is irrelevant you don’t know what was said period

  • wiseone

    Neither do you.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Expulsion from school would teach them humility.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Since when has Trump cared about scoring points with the black community?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Scromes1212: Cause it would look real bad if you sent a 17 year old to another country to make money and represent America and you not paying him a dime.

    I agree, but it all comes back to black parents who push their children more towards sports hoping to strike it rich than steering their children toward a trade that would afford them at least a middle class existence if they aren’t academically gifted.

    But most of them fall for the okie doke and allow these coaches and colleges to make millions from their children’s labor.

  • My 2 boys

    Neither do you. Please go back and read my comment particularly the last three lines. My comment is based around those lines. Enjoy!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    That too but you know some major school would offer them a full scholarship/room and board.

  • Scromes1212

    How about this, pull up UCLA and look at the highest selling jerseys. The 3 kids that got caught have the highest selling jerseys. All those people you mentioned don’t generate a fraction of the money the other 3 do. Facts. And coaches are not teenagers smh they are held to a higher Standard. It’s there job to watch over those kids. And let’s be clear, a 17 year old is a kid! Or they could just pay them based off the money they generate and problem solved, right?

  • klwbaby

    If trump did intervene on their behalf to have them released, then great. But I hope they do realize that just because they are home, that this situation will
    continue to follow them for the rest of their lives. If or when they decide to enter the NBA draft, and its between them and someone who didn’t get accuse of stealing, who do they think a NBA team will choose.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    When Trump saw this story blow up he just wanted his name involved.

  • Mike Love

    Why should he since most blacks vote demoRATS

  • what?why

    Wow they are soooo lucky to get out. Ottto, God rest his soul, did not fare so well.

    Like it or not, Trump opened communication with these people and respected them. Negotiation 101

  • Scromes1212

    Facts

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    ?
    OK.. So that’s good reason for him to be the race-baiter that he’s been?

  • Mike Love

    The president is not a race baiter the demoRATS are always trying to divide people on race gender wealth wanting blacks to feel like victims who need the government to take care of them.

  • AriesSun

    How is he trying to score points?? If Trump hadn’t intervene you would be complaining,so there is no winning with you.I appreciate what Trump did for those guys,hopefully they will too. Blacks are not doing ourselves any favors by alienating the president. I feel he is a good man to intervene on behalf of three people who probally hate him.

  • what?why

    Don’t forget – all for FREE.

  • Mike Love

    Triggered

  • Bonsai

    Does that mean we suppose to like Trump now? Is he tryna garner black support?

  • McKay

    Well said! He is a good man just direct and blunt and the weak people get offended so easily…

  • what?why

    Sad but true – Otto was tormented to death. Literally

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I’ve lived in NYC. Lived there for decades before moving to Atl. I’ve known about Trump and his ways long before he became a household name nationally. You think Trump’s not a race-baiter? Now that’s funny.
    It’s OK though. I know people like you. Trump could spit in the face of 10 black people and you still wouldn’t think there’s anything racial about it. Have a good day.

  • facingrealit1

    Knowledge is Power – We need to be about our OWN BUSINESS and stop expecting people to rescue us!

    https://www.prageru.com/videos/inconvenient-truth-about-democratic-party

  • Elevated Soul

    President Trump has enough Black support already. Why do think the Alt-Left Media is so busy trying to convince zombies,that’s he’s racist….

    Smart thinking Blacks already already support him.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    I wish we could stop telling people to “wake up” in our responses. I mean really, as often as it’s said it’s almost a cliche’ and if they aren’t awake by now they ain’t wakin up. Not to mention it sounds condescending. How about “stay woke.” That’s nicer don’t cha think.

    Anyway, Trump getting these men home was a good thing. Regardless of his intentions I’m glad they are coming home. If he had done nothing we would be complaining too. Yes, I support him TODAY… don’t know how I will feel tomorrow. But for today he is awesome! come mere boo boo!

  • Guest©

    My mom never hit me but my dad, that man would tear that azz up, lol.

  • Trace da Ace

    i still do not like Trump….and this changes nothing. moving along—>

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    LOL.
    You believe propaganda!!!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Trump is a good man?
    Ha,ha,ha!!!
    Did you grab your puzzy just right?

  • Quitedeliteful

    Whelp… I glad these three idiots are on their way home. These three deserve to be kicked off of their team for this stupidity. I hope they learned their lesson. I’m glad Trump intervened…

  • facingrealit1
  • what?why

    Exactly – money sent and the PR officials spent it on something else. Null and Void to them. Whine they need more or no money was ever sent.

  • Elevated Soul

    Exactly….President Trump brought Otto home,although he was damn near comatose walking,but his body was brought home to his family.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Trump took advantage of a PR opportunity by talking to the Chinese government to get a couple of shoplifters released from custody, and that makes him a hero to some folks?
    But the fact that he’s OK with millions of people losing their healthcare, and that he’s now pushing for tax cuts that will mostly benefit the top 1-2% of Americans while increasing our national debt… apparently THAT doesn’t matter to a lot of those same people. smh

  • Mike Love

    I guess because you live somewhere you know someone like I lived in Chicago most of my life so I know Barry Obama and how he was a communist homosexual who frequented bath houses these were the rumors because I lived there I heard about them doesn’t mean it’s true or I believe it

  • Elevated Soul

    Indeed….Killary would have said “leave those Super Predators” in a China prison dungeon.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Irma and Maria his this past summer when Obama wasn’t in office.
    Damn you people need to get over Obama.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    They will choose the best player. It’s all about money to them.

  • We Can Do This

    That was North Korea where he committed his crime, not China.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Can you say that again please??? Louder this time.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You do know that Obama was the one who started the talks to bring Otto
    Damn I forgot to whom I was replying.

  • Elevated Soul

    Honey those fools don’t know shyt about Otto because they don’t read….

  • facingrealit1

    That is a LIE! Obama never got near nor over 3% GDP (Gross domestic product) in his whole 8 years! – I work in the Oil/Gas Offshore business and Obama regulated us to near bankruptcy. Under Trump – business is booming. Plus, I’m not just invested in 401k – I’m a smart black woman who has diversified my monies toward retirement as pensions are a thing of the past. TRUTH!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    LOL.

    Trump’s agenda doesn’t include black people period.

    Hell, Trump’s agenda doesn’t include 95% of the fools who voted for him, but yeah blacks need to be nice to the man whose campaign slogan was Make America White Again.

  • TRUMP HAD THEM RELEASED!!

    I don’t give a damn what you say about President Trump, he was the reason these idiots were released, but I’m sure no-one will give the man credit, because those idiots belong in jail with Meek Mill………BLACKS HATE TRUMP AND DON’T KNOW WHY, THEY ARE JUST FOLLOWING BEHIND WHITES, BUT WHITES DON’T FOLLOW US……………#TRUTH

    and NO TRUMP WAS NOT PAID OFF BY BALL!!

  • Elevated Soul

    Truth to the 1,000,000,000 power!!!!

  • Elevated Soul

    Exactly and my 401K is looking mighty nice as are many people I know…..

  • facingrealit1

    That is the problem with black folk – you want to feel all warm and fuzzy about a person instead of looking at what they can do to increase your financial wealth. Trump is not about black or white – as his favorite color is GREEN – as in the dollar bill and that is mine as well so I could care less if Trump “likes” me. Liking someone is never going to pay a bill at my house.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Right. Like Grady said from Sanford and son… ” I don’t like thieves but I hates a dumb one.”

  • Being bad is way more fun

    bet LiAngelo Ball will wish he stayed in China once his father gets a hold of him for messing up his master plan for his children !!!!!!! If they did this not only was this stupid and childish they were playing with their lives and futures and the futures of everybody that came with them and the future of their school ever being able to come back in the future !!! I will give this win to Trump but I still cant wait to see him and his administration leave the white house in shame and in hand cuffs !!!!

  • Julia Lyons

    Everything you said ????

  • Elevated Soul

    People are not lying. You will never see Fake news speaking on “how well the economy is doing under President Trump”….

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You let Alex Jones and Glen Beck fill your empty head with racist conspiracy theories.
    Oh damn you’re another Russian troll.

  • Mike Love

    The president has control who endorses him oh ok so I guess there was no injustice the last 8 10 15 years but Trump is elected it’s even worse GTFOH

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Wait a minute… Your screen name is ” Trump had them released”?
    lol, okay.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Trump has lied about his wealth forever.

    According to Forbes he has lost $600 million of his wealth since last year.

    When he sued Tim O’Brien in the mid-2000’s because O’Brien wrote a book that undermined Trump’s claim about his wealth Trump sued O’Brien and lost.

    Of course Trump kept the depositions sealed.

  • TheOwley

    That North Korea situation should have been dealt with swiftly by making that young man pay a hefty fine, then send him on his way back home. Things became worse over time until he got killed him in prison. China did not want any part of that from their nasty prisons. Trump was just there and he needs China’s help to keep Kim in line, China needs his help to not press the button.

    UCLA should do the right thing and suspend them for the season if only to show their gratitude to the Chinese and to keep sending their players to China to give positive exposure to one of the best college in the US which recruits students in China. You let them go but they did wrong and got punished should be the message.

    Trump was well advised to nip this thing in the bud considering the previous situation with NK and the lack of action from the US to get him out of there. I don’t believe Trump did this to garner support from the black community. Going by some of these comments, he will never win. What the black community forgets is that they are no longer the major minority thanks mainly to unprotected border making Latinos the majority minority. There is another group coming up the ranks. But I digress.

  • Liah

    Im glad he Intervened…Thats all I got

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    ” Blacks are not doing ourselves any favors by alienating the president. ”
    ———————–
    Now that’s funny. You people are hilarious. Thanks for giving me a good laugh.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Jack Ma is more than likely the real reason those boys are on their way home. A Chinese billionaire is going to hold more sway in China than Trump. Those boys better thank Mr. Ma for his political influence…

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    There you go with your homophobic act.
    I guess you missed it when Trump tried to give Pence and little peck on the cheek.
    Ha,ha,ha!!!!

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Why do I feel like this was either a PR stunt, like this was all planned out ahead of time, or Trump just did it to get some positive attention. We’ve seen TOO many cases where even the president couldn’t even get rich white folks off, for this to happen so quickly. And you know Lavar Ball would be all for it. I’m just thinking for myself don’t mind me…

  • Blaque Mahogany

    lol

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    FG1: I work in the Oil/Gas Offshore business and Obama regulated us to near bankruptcy.
    ROTFLMAO!!!

    I guess it wasn’t due to the tanking of oil prices due to the cooling of the Chinese economy and OPEC flooding the market with cheap crude.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    The economy he inherited from Obama.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Are you for real?

  • TheOwley

    I see what you are saying but don’t you have to “wake up” first and remove the scales from the eyes before making a decision to live a life and “staying woke.” There are still people out there that live delusional lives about politicians thinking they are going to save them.

  • Elevated Soul

    Say that!!!!!….White Liberals control the mind of the Black Demoncrat until it’s scary.Those of us who are chosen are not so easily fooled.

  • TheOwley

    Hell to the yes.

  • TheOwley

    I don’t think the folks here are ready for this.

  • Elevated Soul

    It may not change anything for you but for that reasonable Black person who is barely Democrat,it may change things for them because they are not as brainwashed.

  • anjanette b

    I actually thought that was very nicely him my friend. But let me give u a hypothetical question. Say u got this low down, cheating, abusive man. He treat u like shit 364 days out the year and then one day out of the year he brings u roses and takes u out to a beautiful restaurant and buy u a beautiful dress to wear. Do u then forget about the ass beating he gave u, do you forget about the bitch he called u, do u forget about all the women he been fucking, Do you forget about the humiliation he caused you. Huh probably not. But thank you for the night out, and the roses, and the beautiful dress. You cheating lowdown bastard
    ?????

  • THE Queen

    does it matter who did what and why, for the black young men that is a blessing from God, when in The USA black men get 10 years for a joint!

  • Elevated Soul

    Say that!!!!….The Black Democrat and those of that ilk are some of the most stupidest idiots you will ever find. President Trump is about America. President Trump is not a man who will show favoritism to any group.White liberals have brainwashed these fools to believe they are “singled out for some sort of favoritism,when in truth Blacks are just tokens for that party only to be used as chips for white liberals.

    These fools are about “like and dislike” and that is how you know,they are not about the business of Black people. White liberals got the minds of these fools twisted to believe everyone is the enemy except that white liberal and the Black stooge democratic officials and preachers who are on the payroll,to keep the Black democratic masses in the bucket with the rest of the crabs.

  • TheOwley

    Donald Trump, President Xi Jinping, and Jack Ma were all involved trying to get the idiots off. They succeeded. Although NONE of us know how this went down, I will guess what commenters will have it as: It was a 0% – 60% – 40% effort.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Yes, but I believe they have been awake for some time now. This blog is full of awake people. I can see it being said on other sites but these people here are fully informed everyday by you, myself, and a host of others. We would be hard pressed to find someone here that’s not informed. Just because some of them are idiots doesn’t mean they are asleep lol, they just see things differently than maybe you or I. It’s really no big deal I guess it’s just a pet peeve of mine.

  • facingrealit1

    What you say is a contributing factor – I live in Texas and since his inauguration in 2009, the industry faced at least 72 significant new regulations from federal, state and local governments, with 30 of those coming in 2016. More regulations and higher taxes don’t work. Obama was for a “green” environment – forcing us to import in more than we produced – thus eliminating a lot of jobs in the process.

  • NeverSurprised

    Thank you. My stock has been soaring during his first term, and my business will greatly benefit if his proposed corporate tax cuts are approved. Most blacks spend their time worring about free Obama phones and EBT cards and Section 8 Housing, so they are loyal to the party that feeds them those crumbs. Instead, they should be trying to build a solid financial legacy for their children. The democrats will keep them happily slobbering for public assistance for the rest of their lives.

    As LBJ said when formulating a Democrat plan to give blacks just enough public assistance to keep them dependent: “I’ll have those nigg@rs votin’ Democrat for the next 200 years.”

  • Elevated Soul

    David Duke endorsed Obama too. Hillary Clinton was friends with a Grand Dragon KKK Wizard.The Democratic party created the KKK.

    If President Trump hadn’t intervened,those fools would begin to rot in a hardcore prison in China,because their prisons are not a cake walk.

    How is he trying to save face? he is not the one who was over there stealing. Those idiotic thieving zombies brought shame on our people. You fool azzzzzzzzz Black Democrats can’t even see that because of your irrational hatred for President Trump and you and your ignorance make me sick because your willful ignorance is setting back the BLACK RACE!!!!!

  • TheOwley

    The dad said it was no big deal or something like that when they got arrested. The facts that they are out will only enable him into believing this was just a little blip on the radar. He is not at all humble.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Some of us here actually like Trump a little bit Owley.

  • facingrealit1

    And Obama still won’t tell us how he paid to go to Harvard. Nor how he went into the White House 200k in debt with student loans and came out 24 million richer. He didn’t sell that many books!

  • TheOwley

    I hope you are right. I love individualism, saying what your gut tells you, seeing the truth, instead of jumping on the bandwagon because everyone else is. My hope is that minorities don’t give their allegiance to those that feel they are entitled to it or haven’t earned it.

  • My 2 boys

    ? ok! Assuming who I am is the FIRST sign of ignorance. But I digress.

  • TheOwley

    I’m glad. I for one remain neutral on all politicians. It gives me the opportunity to keep a clear mind to be able to recognize their deeds and misdeeds alike. This was a good deed by all involved.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Ready for what?
    History from 150 years ago?
    Ha,ha,ha!!!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    OMG you’re repeating Elevated Soul’s talking point from last week.
    You told on yourself. Ha,ha,ha!!!
    Obama had his money in a blind trust for eight years so I guess whoever managed it did a good job.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    I understand. Judging from the comments here today, your hope is alive and well. Some folk don’t give anyone a break.

  • TheOwley

    He is not charismatic in any way, but I’m glad to see the conversations people are having here as you can see. It’s not about liking him. People loved Obama and he did nothing for the black community. But he was loved wasn’t he. All I want from my politicians is to fix the economy and keep it healthy. This is what will help black folks.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Ha,ha,ha!!!

    Businesses only expand when there is consumer demand and that measly $1200/ year tax cut that some middle class families will get is crumbs compared to what the 1% will get.

    Keep creaming your pants until Trump and the Republicans take us into another Great Depression.

  • TheOwley

    Unemployment rate is low. Colleges are bursting at the seems with black students. The economy is improving. It’s all about the Green. If Trump wants to garner more support, he should do something about students loan.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Not all black people think they should have been released and returned to the States.
    You’re obviously not black nor do you actually know any black people.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Troll worthy.

  • TheOwley

    When you know your history, you don’t repeat it. Why do blacks support an organization that is into identity politics. You only count the first week in November every 4 year. After that, they don’t care about you and never have. Learn your history Rod.

  • TheOwley

    Just a troll? Try the Best damn troll there is, show some respect. And did I lie Roddy?

  • facingrealit1

    I totally agree – student loans are the new welfare system for many minorities as they may get a degree and a good job but won’t advance financially as they will be forever indebted.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Yes you said it was the first cut in eight years which coincides with the time you’re whining about.
    Oil and coal are over.
    After 2020 electric and other renewables are going to be main sources of power.
    I hope you have your resume’ updated.

  • Browneyes

    This takes me back to Micahel Fay who got flogged in Singapore for stealing

  • facingrealit1

    I’ll be nicely retired, traveling the world – trust me, I got this….hope you have your resume updated!

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    The only black person he knows is the man at the newspaper stand…Chile…

  • Rayne

    Dad never touched me. Just soothed me from those beatings lmbo . Gotta luv em lol

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Your a clown

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    We have see NO VIDEO PROOF, ZERO FOOTAGE regarding what the Chinese say occured.

    This sounds like a Chinese intelligence operation to embrass American and force Trumps Hand in Trade Negotiations.

  • Being bad is way more fun

    The dad like any other black parent can and will say its no big deal in public but thats code for the child when you get yo ass home be ready for the biggest ass whipping of your life !!!! Now I know the guy is big and tall but I still bet he is scared to death of his dad just like I am and my dad is 75 years old I still got respect for him and still think he would beat my ass with the quickness if i said something off the wall to him !!!

  • Karen Brady

    Lol

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You’re a partisan hack.

    So do you think it was appropriate for Trump to tell the NFL owners to fire black players for exercising their 1st Amendment Rights?

    If Obama had dared do something like that I know you would be go crazy Mr. Neutral.

  • NeverSurprised

    The fact is, Jack Ma was in talks with the government since their arrest, yet they were not released until President Trump made a personal plea to President Xi.

  • Being bad is way more fun

    Facing now you know thats a dam lie unless you just got a 401k this year .. If it wasnt for Pres Obama you wouldnt have a 401k at all .. Fact is Trump has only raised the stock market about 3k points since he has been in office but really its less that that since the fiscal year of Pres Obama didnt end until a few months ago

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Yawwwwwn Orange turd didn’t do anything, this was all Jack Ma.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    ROTFLMAO!!!

    Identity politics. It gives me shivers when you repeat those right wing talking points.

    The Republican party is over 90% white and do tell me how the economy is in Iowa, Mississippi, Kansas, Alabama or even Kentucky or West Virginia?

    Have those coal mining jobs come back yet?

    Some Trump voters have admitted that even if Trump doesn’t follow through on his economic promises they will still vote for him in 2020.

    Trump ran on Making America White Again but it’s the Democrats who’ve cornered the market on ‘identity politics’?

    Troll harder.

  • TheOwley

    Who knows and who cares as long as it got done. They all deserve credit but some want so badly to exclude Trump’s from the equation and I’m having fun with it.

  • Guest©

    Absolutely, that’s what my mom did, soothed me. Thank God for loving parents!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    When Wall Street crashes again and takes your 401K with it I hope you can find some cardboard for your under the overpass house.

  • TheOwley

    I don’t give a rat’s ass about political parties and I don’t live in anyone’s plantation like you do. I’m an objectivist and I don’t follow any pol party Roddy. It’s freedom and refreshing. Give it a try. It will clear your mushy brain. But here’s a lesson for you on the 1st amendment: It only applies when you speak against the government. That’s it. You are not covered under other circumvented. Tell your mayor he’s a rapist and he can’t sue you. Tell your boss or neighbor the same thing and you will be fired and sued by your neighbor. Open a book sometime. Their actions were fireable offense, but you can’t fire half the team so they put up with it. Had Obama said the same as Trump, the NFL would have found a way to fire or fine them and you would have agreed because Obama agreed. You are the party hack. You don’t want this fight with Owley.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    What a great educated response.

  • TheOwley

    Hopefully that is the case. He’s a helicopter dad.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    What a great educated response. Yet you don’t even know the difference between your and you’re. Great job!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Oh please you’re lecturing me on partisan politics yet you cosigned some video about how the Democratic party was founded over 150 years ago? And my brain is musty?
    No sir I keep up on current events and my brain tells me that under the GOP my taxes are going to increase.

    Trump represents the government and he was threatening the free speech of Americans by telling their bosses to comply with his wishes or lose their jobs.

    That’s a clear violation of the 1st Amendment.
    Ha,ha,ha!! If the action had been a fireable offense Goodell would have at least fined them but he didn’t because of the CBA.

    Even when Jerry Jones threatened to bench players who took a knee the NFLPA told him to try, but he didn’t because he knew he would be fined into bankruptcy.
    Now go troll in traffic. Maybe someone will run over your a$$ and put you out of your misery.

  • BRuhman_Vista

    Just as Rev. Jessie Jackson’s political affiliation didn’t matter when he’s intervened in the past to secure the release of Americans from foreign governments, I doubt that the Balls or the others players’ parents cared about “Orange” and all the other stuff. We need to be thankful that these black boys were not left stand trial under CHINESE law and face a possible lengthy prison term.

    Regardless of WHY he did It, I’m glad Pres. Trump appealed directly to the Chinese President and that those boys will be back home soon — Where their daddies should immediately put something on their behinds for being so stupid.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Why should black folks be thankful that they weren’t left to stand trial?

  • TheOwley

    I knew what identity politics was long before the term was appropriated by politicians. Have you ever considered the struggles of other groups not your own. I bet not. That is why we can’t have nice things.
    And what’s this? Trump ran on Making America White Again but it’s the Democrats who’ve cornered the market on ‘identity politics’? You know it’s true. You bore me.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    The Democratic Party is a grassroots party that consists of a coalition where groups don’t even care for each other.
    You’re saying that people should care about the struggles of other groups but white people don’t care about the struggles of anyone but themselves yet they are doing much better than other groups.

  • BRuhman_Vista

    ALL American’s should be thankful ( did I state or imply only black people should be thankful?), because the way our justice system would deal with college-aged kids charged with shoplifting would be a lot different from the way that the Chinese justice system would deal with them.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Well they should have thought about showing their a$$es when they decided to steal something in a foreign country.

  • TheOwley

    Did I not tell you to pick up a book on that amendment. Until you do and can present a cohesive argument about it, I’m done exchanging convo with you. Put me out of my misery of seeing you clogging my lines.

  • BRuhman_Vista

    Yep. Most kids — even those in college — sometimes do stupid stuff without thinking. Given this situation, a possible lengthy prison term would seem to go beyond just “teaching a lesson”.
    Do they “deserve” this? No. But I hope they realize that this release was an act of grace and use this incident as a wake up call.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Big key word trying! He is taking credit for something, he really did not do. SMH!

  • Enoughsaid2020

    He doesn’t. Key word:TRYING!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    They only got a break because they can throw a ball through a hoop really well.

    I guess that’s the main lesson from this fiasco.

  • klwbaby

    It is about money and this situation has made potential teams think twice about them no matter how they play. Lets be honest, some team owners only see players as either a liability or asset. And when millions of dollars are on the line, I’m sure no team wants someone that feel are a liability.

  • BRuhman_Vista

    I agree with that too. But life ain’t fair. And If you or I were in their predicament, we would gladly use any break, advantage, or hook up that we could.

    If they got a break because of talent, so be it. What remains to be seen is what they do with their lives going forward.

  • BRuhman_Vista

    Ol’ boy got his behind caned!!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Wow. The Trump-trolls came out in force today.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    This is true. But some team owners only see dollar signs. If I could choose the #1 seated player I would choose him regardless of his past. I would hope that he would behave and I would tell him such. But NO WAY would I let some other team get that LIABILITY just because he MIGHT steal again. He might and he might not. But under no circumstances would I let that 40 point a game player slip through my fingers… NO Way. Like you said, millions of dollars are on the line. Should be interesting to see if they get picked for pro ball. Let’s revisit this convo when we see what happens in the NBA… Deal?

  • klwbaby

    Deal..??

  • Rayne

    ? lol

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Please remind me…. I’m a Football girl.. Go Panthers!

  • facingrealit1

    401k’s are based on the stock market. The Dow has climbed 5.4% this year, and it has surged 13.6% since Trump was elected Nov. 8. The big stock winners of the Obama years were a beauty store chain, a shopping mall owner, Netflix and consumer discretionary companies like Under Armour. The losers were companies linked to oil and gas as commodities prices plunged. – So NO Obama didn’t do anything for my 401k but drain it. TRUTH!

  • klwbaby

    No problem. I’m a college football girl. Go Tigers and Boilermakers.

  • NeverSurprised

    To the uneducated buffoons who keep mentioning money changing hands: Please be reminded that the politicians who were paid millions in exchange for political favors with international governments were the CLINTONS. Unlike Rapist Bill and Missy Ann Hillary, Trump didn’t make his billions by selling access to the US government. Notice how, now that Hillary is no longer in government, the Clinton Foundation has laid off just about its entire staff and no longer has millions flowing into its coffers?

    President Trump intervened in this small international incident because he is the PRESIDENT (and will be for the next seven years, so get used to it kiddies). He stepped in to help American citizens. Hope the parents of these young thieves have taught them the meaning of “gratitude”.

    Also hope the Justice Department is continuing their mission of preparing a case against Missy Anne and her illegal uranium deals.

  • McKay

    Go find something productive to do.

  • hottlanta

    The only reason why they are home is because Dump and his friends don’t have investments in private prisons in China like they do over here. Now if he really wanna make it good just say the Central Park 5 are innocent because he paid a lot of money to keep them in jail and wanted them to die. He still want them to die though they were found not guilty. It just boggles the mind how folks are bringing up the dumbest argument in history that Republicans are black folks friends when Abe was a slave owner and he was gonna pay the slave holder reparations for enslaving us but never gave us our reparations. Like putting more money in his pocket paying himself for having slaves. Wonder where Dump got that from. Now if Dump wanna show us love for black people. Tell Elf Sessions to lock up all of those Republicans via Twitter for that brown Flint water switch and purposely voter suppression in several states. Dump used a harsh tone/took out forceful newspaper ads/wanted 5 black boys to die for the rape of a white woman but used a softer tone to the media for 3 black boys and said they made an unfortunate mistake for thief. That kind of love I don’t need.

  • NeverSurprised

    Isn’t it frustrating when people screech about freedom of speech, yet have zero understanding that the First Amendment does NOT apply to the private sector, but rather to GOVERNMENTAL restraints on speech. But our educational system is so flawed that I doubt underachievers like Roddy Boy even possess the capacity to understand the distinction.

  • hottlanta

    PR stump. Dump just did that so Mueller can take it easy on Dump, Jr. about his tell all WikiLeaks emails we saw on television last night. Just boggles the mind how Dump can fill his cabinet with dumb white people on purpose as if he can’t find any qualified black people to fill those slots. His office group photo looks like Colorado snow it is so white.

  • hottlanta

    Yep we got a Education Secretary that can’t spell education, a President who can’t read and a First Lady who copy someone else’s words and can’t make up her own. How you gonna speak 5 languages and gotta copy a speech from someone else. You should have words oozing out your ears all day. Yep money does create the best and the brightest.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    He wanted them locked up even though the DNA evidence showed who the real perpetrator was… none of their DNA was a the crime scene… and the real killer confessed and gave unreleased details only the killer would know.
    Yet all that was STILL not enough for this heartless Trump creature, who still wanted to see these n1ggrs locked up. smh

  • Malcom Flex

    45 didn’t do it for blacks he did it for big money period.

  • hottlanta

    Karma is a bytch. Just like he wanted those boys to go to jail his own son might go to jail because those emails speak for themselves. Especially when he said “I LOVE IT”. That is all of the verbal DNA that we need. I always say just sit back and let things be. Folks get their azzes handed to them sooner or later. He will be reminded those boys were someone son’s as well and you want people to feel sorry for your son. Forget it. Don’t get no tears or sympathy from me. Lock him up. Notice how Flynn stopped saying that as well. Be careful what you wish for someone it will come back on you.

  • Bonsai

    Ummm interesting. Explain the Chrisette Michelle incident and how it seems that black folks abandoned her even though they supposedly support Trump.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I’m convinced he’s probably going to end up pardoning Don Jr. in the end, and maybe a bunch of others too. No way is he going to let his son or son-in law Jared go to jail.
    But once he pardon’s them, his legacy will be tainted forever, as being one of the most corrupt presidents in US history.
    November 2020 cant come soon enough.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    These non-woke negros who come on here caping for Trump just kill me. Trump and his followers wouldn’t even spit on them if they were on fire, but they’re on here caping for him like he’s the messiah.

  • hottlanta

    I am still laughing when these same black folks was happy about Dump and HBCU’s and all he did was get his photo op with the HBCU Presidents and moved the office across the street. He didn’t even meet with them. He sent Pence to do it.That bill has been signed since Jimmy Carter days. Did you see that Republican preacher last night looking like Strom Thurmond backing Moore up for seeing a 14 year old girl and they still trying to bring up Bill Clinton name. They forget that 16 woman said Dump fondled them and he also admitted on tape what he did. I am waiting on Pee Gate. That is why he hasn’t said anything bad about Russia.

  • Gone Too Far

    Don’t expect them to tbh

  • NeverSurprised

    Well, President Trump managed to graduate from one of the top business schools in the world (Wharton) and has amassed a multiBILLION dollar fortune ( in the PRIVATE sector, not by selling government access), while those who criticize his verbal skills are living paycheck-to-paycheck ( or welfare check-to-welfare check).

    He and the Mrs. wouldn’t trade their lifestyle — private jets, multiple mansions, traveling the globe, the finest jewelry, gilded EVERYTHING, trust funds for all the grandchildren, decades of donating to various charities — for yours or anyone else’s.

    I’m sure he would find the underachievers who spend every waking moment criticizing him amusing, IF he knew you existed. But he doesn’t. He’s busy running the country, trying to improve the economy, and accomplishing everything he has ever wanted to, while black people with absolutely nothing spend their days making up kindergarten names like Dump and Orange, instead of focusing on investing in this thriving economy and trying to build your OWN fortunes.

    Oh, PLUS, he’s the most powerful man in the world. Not bad for someone who “can’t read.”

  • TheOwley

    I regret engaging him. Ask him to give you a simple sentence summary on Brexit, and the first thing out of his mouth will be how Trump is being unfair with ……. and the NFL. It’s not good for my blood pressure.

  • LOVE ALWAYS

    Amen!!!

  • Elevated Soul

    White liberals got you fools trained.Why does this have to be about race and all Black people.Also President Trump already got big money so that “broke logic” continue to be a fail.

  • Elevated Soul

    Obama got money the Clinton way.He too is a crook to the bone.

  • Elevated Soul

    Obama got money the Clinton way.He too is a crook to the bone.

  • hottlanta

    Dump supporters loves to be in abusive relationships. Your mate whups your azz and gives you a black eye and you say “what had happen was I ran into the door.”

  • Elevated Soul

    Liberal logic again,huh? You idiots see things from an alternative universe…..Stop your lies…..

    Blacks that support President Trump are not the people that abandoned Chrisette and you know that,so your lies won’t fly here.Chrisette is so weak that she apologized to a bunch of sheeple—>LOL!

    She was abandoned by your very fickle crowd of hateful Black Democrats who can’t deal with any Black person,that stray from the script.

  • Elevated Soul

    Honey I am not assuming a thing………..

  • hottlanta

    Clinton was investigated 9 times by the Republicans and was found no wrong doing by the Republicans. Stood on the Senate floor and testified for 13 hours and the 9 agencies said they will approve it again. Can Dump do that. They just trying to go tic for tac because of Muller in the tax payer dime. Elmer Fudd Sessions is in trouble. Please watch Joy check mate ole girl who brings up Hillary over and over again because they have nothing else. That is sooo played. Move on. Dump made his billions by not paying his bills. if that was me I would not get the job because of bad credit.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OP04_TVbW8k

  • AriesSun

    Trump tried & succeeded.Thank God him being given credit for something he actually did,doesn’t depend on you giving him the credit.You didn’t do nothing so why hate on Trump for having negotiation skills to get it done.You do care more about the guys coming back home,than your hate for Trump,I presume?

  • Wayup!

    BYE GRL… A whole dissertation on why you think we shouldn’t call Trump DUMP and ORANGE Orangutan.??.we gonna continue to call him names and YOU WILL DEAL… or Leave This Site …how about that….?

  • AriesSun

    Do you realize that Trump was already abroad conducting foreign policy visits?

  • AriesSun

    It wouldn’t be Obama because he wouldn’t have tried to help those guys because he was too afraid to appear favorable to black people.

  • XoXo

    His legacy is already tainted forever.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    I’m glad these young men are home, but they will be penalized, for what they have done. Trump was not the only person helping these young men.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Exactly. That’s why I said trying. He is still Mr. Combover too me, and dumb as a box of rocks, who got his money from his Klu Klux Klan daddy. SMH!

  • dontgetblocked

    I couldn’t read your whole post because it’s too long. However, I agree that Trump should have stayed out of this. Those boys are thieves and there has to be repercussions! They need to be kicked off the team. They really need to do some jail time for being so stupid.

  • what?why

    Foreign country = foreign policy

  • dontgetblocked

    I don’t know. Trump makes it hard at times to support him. The stupid Twittering and now this. I’m starting to give him the side eye on some issues. I blame Hillary. Had she not strong armed Bernie Sanders we would have better choices.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Tell that to your personal Jesus Trump since he watches five hours of Fox News every day then tweets the rest of his waking hours.

  • Jussjess25

    Somehow I dont believe any part of this story? Like any of it ?

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    ?????

  • McKay

    You have too much time on your hand. Learn how to make yourself a million dollars then maybe you can do the same as him….

  • Maxima

    I agree with you, but UCLA now needs to do some disciplining. What message does this send to other spoiled entitled ballers in college?

  • Maxima

    And he deserved every inch of it.

  • Maxima

    Please those boys are raised to think they can do anything because they are half-white. I see so many mulattos act like Liangelo and grew up to be very screwed up because the rest of the world saw them as black.

  • http://bettybooplover.tumblr.com/ Berry Melon

    Well Trump being able to get them out shows us that at least China has America’s back – China also have very good ties with North Korea. America will need China, when North Korea start up… in the future. (I wanna scream WWIII, but I don’t wanna sound crazy – LOL!). I wonder who’s side China will defend if that happened? Anyway it just goes to show what power these people in “power” have. It all depends on their ties with other dictators… err… leaders in other countries.

  • Malcom Flex

    First one who brings up “white liberals” are their bed wenches you one of them down lows.

  • shay2shaymd

    They are very very lucky. However, I feel that they should at least be kicked off the team. They shouldn’t get to come home and act like nothing happened.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    *sigh*
    Trump’s father gave him millions and his connections in the real estate business.
    Experts say if Trump had invested that money in the stock market he would be much wealthier today.
    Trump has no special or unique business instincts.
    I guess you’re one of the rubes who were students at Trump U.
    Ha,ha,ha!!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    My point is that the average black person doesn’t care about those kids or their predicament and no one is jealous of them because the are pretty much slaves right now—everyone surrounding them is making millions from their labor and they get nothing.

  • Jefferey Franklin

    A multi talented triple threat? What exactly is that breh? Smh,who talks like that. Just from that self description I can see that you are a clown.

  • EMILY POST

    Lets see how the liberal media is going to spin this into a negative story about the Current President….
    Nobody wanted to see the young adults die in a chinese prison for stealing some LVs… Hopefully it is a good lesson learned.

  • BRuhman_Vista

    Most definitely. I would be surprised and a bit disappointed if UCLA doesn’t impose some strict punishment on the 3. They should not believe that their actions carried no consequences.

  • BRuhman_Vista

    Well I’m not sure what you define as an “average black person” or what criteria you used to determine what average black persons should be talking about. I’m sure a lot of blacks folks care about 3 black boys possibly serving 10 years in a foreign jail for shoplifting. Or don’t “these” Black Lives Matter? Furthermore, both you and I have given a fair amount of time to this issue, so it’s obviously important to at least some black folks.?

    I doubt that young men who exercised their freedom to play a game they must enjoy while pursuing an education are in any way “slaves”. Nor does having to face the consequences of their actions make them “slaves”. If they willinfully participate in a system that can others legally benefit from their labor, well well — how about that free market capitalistic system?

    At the end of the day, no one is holding a gun the head of these boys saying, “you must play basketball at UCLA”. They can walk away from that at anytime.

    Again, glad that they will be on American soil the face some consequences and hopefully get their lives together.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Wow. BLM is about injustice in the criminal justice system.
    I have not heard one denial that these young men didn’t do what they were accused of doing so again no injustice.
    Don’t go to a foreign country and be expecting the American judicial system. Point blank!!
    There are black men who have actually been mistreated by the American just us’ system.

  • Dowoop

    So you blame Hilary for Trump being an idiot?

  • Dowoop

    I hope nobody on this post who is saying these boys should be kicked out of school isnt sticking up for Meek’s dumb ass in that other post.

  • McKay

    The way you studied his family you should study how to make yourself a million to pass down to the next generation. You have to much time on your hand worrying about another man. ? Enjoy your day!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Nice attempt to deflect from your ignorance.
    My financial situation is good. Please worry about yourself

  • Trace da Ace

    I see what you are saying, but do you really think Trump is about fixing the economy, or separating us as a country even more than we are today? Adding to the divide that is tearing the country apart? How are we as a country supposed to come together and “make america great again” when we can’t even coexist? Yeah folks loved Obama because he was the 1st african american president, period.

  • TheOwley

    Talking about firsts, Hillary would have been the first female president. I think the country wants and is ready for firsts, but Hillary was not it. I don’t understand why people find it difficult to grasp considering who this woman is. Trump was no one’s choice either but people did not want her. I really believe that. I think Obama missed opportunities with the black community. It’s a fact.
    How about the economy and what makes it better. It’s a combination of things. First, on election of Trump, consumer confidence went thru the roof and the stock market has been exploding ever since. Some companies have return from overseas and the jobless rate is lower in decades. Taxes relief is needed. Although They could have done better, it’s a start. Healthcare is part of the economy. Insurance premiums are killing families and that has not been dealt with. We need more manufacturers to return to the US which is why we need a less adversarial relationship with China.
    Make America…. is not divisive, but people have widely interpreted as much because they feel excluded from what America is. AA have been affected by a bad economy. But this applies to most everyone. The concept of making this country great again was co-opted by white supremacists and others to illustrate regressive ideas. I remember when Obama won some black folks were claiming they were going to have everything paid for by Obama. Unfortunately people lacked the discernment when their guy wins and twist things. It does cause division. There are social progressive ideas running unchecked across the country. Now at least we have debate. I can go on.

  • Trace da Ace

    I agree with your comment 100% because you hit it spot on, thank you for elaborating. I strongly feel that if we come together as a country first, then it will open the doors for so much. Today, racism and division is so deeply embedded with people, that it takes away from the progress we can accomplish as a country. We can go on and on about this, as there are so many underlying issues. I just pray that the world gets better for my daughters sake.

  • McKay

    Can’t be if you spend most of says commented.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You need to repeat 4th grade grammar.

  • TheOwley

    Remember God gave you a good brain to think for yourself first, then see what others are saying. They will not always agree with you because of differing values and upbringing. My mama always said think for yourself, follow good logic, be righteous, have discernment about situations and don’t be a follower. You ain’t nobody’s slave. Bless her soul.