LiAngelo Ball Cody Riley Jalen Hill

Three UCLA men’s basketball players could be confined to a China hotel for months pending an investigation into charges they shoplifted items from a Louis Vuitton boutique.

Freshman LiAngelo Ball — the younger brother of L.A. Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball — was arrested Tuesday along with two other UCLA rookies — Cody Riley and Jalen Hill.

LiAngelo, a 6-foot-5 guard, is pictured above center with his 16-year-old brother LaMelo, left, and his father LaVar Ball.

Police were called to a Louis Vuitton boutique next door to the Bruins team hotel on Tuesday.

After conducting searches of team buses and hotel rooms, the three Bruins players were taken into custody. They were released on bond Wednesday and confined to the team hotel, The Hyatt Hangzhou.

It isn’t clear how long the players are confined to the hotel, but the investigation could take months.

Chinese authorities have up to 37 days to decide whether to pursue official approval for a formal arrest, Margaret Lewis, a law professor at Seton Hall University in New Jersey, told the Los Angeles Times.

“There is a lot of uncertainty around how long they will need to be in that position before there’s some update on the situation,’ she added.

Lewis told the newspaper that an arrest — which occurred in this case — could increase the investigation by two additional months.

In a video posted Wednesday on Twitter.com by ESPN, LaVar Ball, pictured right with sons (L-R) Lonzo, LaMelo and LiAngelo, said LiAngelo would be fine.

The Bruins are scheduled to take on Georgia Tech in Shanghai, China for the season opener on Saturday.

UCLA Athletics spokeswoman Shana Wilson confirmed the three freshmen will not play in Saturday’s game.

The game is sponsored by e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, which is based in Hangzhou, China.

Photos: Getty Images




  • Yoni7

    When will folks learn that what works for American’s in their country may not work for American’s in another country.
    Didn’t they learn from ryan lochte. They gone fugg around and end up like otto warmbier?

  • Tink Tink

    I remember when my cousin got in trouble for shoplifting with a few of friends while we were in college. I didn’t understand because he grew up with parents who were millionaires and gave him anything he wanted…..maybe it was to fit in.

  • Yoni7

    Hey Tink. LOL

  • bemetoo

    Damn dummy

  • Yoni7

    His dad must be proud.

  • sunni_daze

    Idiots. Damn idiots. I know UCLA is not paying the bill for that Luxury hotel, that they are on house arrest in. I wonder if UCLA is gonna kick them out.

  • Vonn

    This is one creepy looking family.

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_
  • Jen_no_juice

    Wrong country to do that in smh. Cant take n words no where

  • 5000BlinK

    Yoni, its China.. doubt it. They would have gotten worse right here in good ole America

  • 5000BlinK

    Really? They are nice looking to me…kinda fioneeeee

  • 5000BlinK

    They are innocent until proven guilty on a theft under 500 or theft over 1000
    They are not paying them because its College ball, but Im sure they get free noodles

  • Ni Ni

    They need to see that video of that boy getting caned in public in Singapore from back in the day for going over there doing something stupid. I haven’t heard anything about him being in trouble anymore.

  • Vonn

    You don’t get a Herman Munster vibe from them? Sticky fingers looks the most human.

  • JRock

    Beyond stupid negroes.

    1. LiAngelo Ball ( stealing when your daddy got some of that Lakers money from your brother and he probably put some in your pocket before you left for China).

    2. OJ Simpson (You know your ass on probation but you get drunk at a hotel bar and start a fight – your stupid ass can’t wait to go back to jail obviously next week).

    3. Tyrese Gibson a.k.a. GayRese (this dumb mofo just dumb af PERIOD. Get yourself some therapy and medication).

  • Yardgirl

    Word!! Know the fluck where you at ninjas!! I’m in FL right now on vacation and I feel like I’m in another country! On the news a 20yr old shot in CVS over botched Craig’s list transaction. Shot in CVS?? Dang!!??

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    chile the wrong country to be stealing… And you not their color… Good luck with this shyt …. Privaledge may not help you here …

  • Yoni7

    Even the president couldn’t save his ass from that WHOOPING. That dude was doing all kinds of Tai Chi, cirque du solei, Toby/Kunta Kente, slick ass dance moves on that nicca’s back. He learnt THAT day. Dude got one of those “I’m gone beat yo ass when we get home from the grocery store” whoppings…….in PUBLIC. LOL

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    Understand, countries like China, have low crime rates, because they DON’T PLAY. They don’t play with their own citizens, so they are definitely not going to play with no outsiders. And don’t look for no Political intervention here…NUMBER 45 is over there selling these boys out at this very moment (I assume) ..

    THIS is an example of American Arrogance & Ignorance…and please don’t start the protest cries and pleas….

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Just said this… SMH

  • Yoni7

    Uh, no ma’am. They would have gotten worse elsewhere. They cut off your hand in some places for stealing.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ?????? and I don’t feel sorry for them ..

  • KLo

    They are an embarrassment. I hope they get jail time. Sick of this BS.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    3. Tyrese, should have married a “BLACK Queen”…the kind of black queen that would tell his azz, get back on social media one more time ninja..and i’m going to FLUCK you up…notice his current black queen is real silent….while her man out here acting a clown…IF he can go public about Will and Jada funding him, How come he hasn’t said nothing about “Family support”

    2. OJ, DUDE? WTF? are you missing your prison lover or something? In fact, why you out in public? Stay on the compound.

    1). No words. None…

  • JRock

    You said it all!

    I think OJ definitely probably missing his prison lover and wants to go back.

    I’m pretty sure GayRese’s wife rues the day she married that nut case but probably silent because he has probably hauled off and punched her in the face a few times so she knows not to say a word.

    And those Balls. Ditto. No words. None.

  • hottlanta

    I guess they will not be on the plane with Trump when he finish his tour over there week. Spend Thanksgiving over there. Gobble, gobble. Wonder what excuse society gonna make for them since they are quick to play the single mom, poverty/living in the ghetto and dad not in your life card when a black man commits a crime. Dad was on television last night bragging bout he is building the biggest home in that area, etc, etc. Mom is in a wheelchair she doesn’t need the stress.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe
  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    Society better not. BUT im sure, they will eventually blame it on one kid and say the others were unaware.

  • OvertheMississippi

    I have already gathered 200,000 signatures to have them released!!!!

  • 1BlueStar

    AGREED!

  • Django the God

    Let us copy your shoes, you go home.”

  • Django the God

    I mean ain’t but 4 or 5 n***** over there and you think you going to get away with something.

    They couldn’t wait to drum up something.

  • Nathan Hastings

    10 lashings each!

  • Ni Ni

    Lol

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    like they won’t hone in on your 9ft tall azzes, smh

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    ROFL!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    maybe not… seem like them hands aint as fast as he claimed they were… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5a16feb7886870b58e876a7ffc6b264e7419e743bb55ec579123b82d4a427799.gif

  • Shawty

    Dumb a$$es

  • Django the God

    It would be a shame if he got dragged down, by other guys who don’t have the same notoriety.

    Live and learn.

    It’s petty though, because you know the father offered some hush money.

  • Mo Mobetta

    Freaking idiots lol

  • Mo Mobetta

    You left off Meek Mill… lmao

  • hottlanta

    Just like them fools that went over there starting some mess during the Olympics breaking in doors and peeing on buildings and stuff. That was a hot mess.

  • You Could Never

    Georgia Tech
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    ACC all day. Go Yellow Jackets *shakes my hips like retired GT coach Bobby Cremins used to do*

  • Trey

    Teach them a valuable lesson….

  • You Could Never

    No. china is not the place. Folks need to look up customs and what to do’s and what for sure not to do when traveling.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Exactly.

    Acting niggerish in a country where blacks already have bad reputations.

  • hottlanta

    DL speaking truth on the dad who said “it is no big deal”.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQ5E2FNkHrQ

  • Being bad is way more fun

    OMFG not the best looking one in the family .. He is so f n dumb if this is actually true which we dont know if it is yet or not so dont rush to judgement like we always do with our own. If it is true this boy better hope they stay in hotel jail forever because when his dad get a hold of him for messing up his plans it will be the end of him !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • VM

    I guess they didn’t learn anything from the student otto warmbrier case, he got a guilty sentence of 15 years of hard labor in North Korea. He was trying to steal a banner as a trophy for his friend. He lost his life behind that decision. Allegedly, the injuries he sustained from being brutally beaten repeatedly is what put him in a coma. He was in a coma for a year before they released him back to the U.S. He came home still in a coma and died days later, he was 23 years old.

  • JRock

    OMG. I forgot that stupid ass Meek Mills. This mofo all he had to do was stay out of trouble. The judge was correct. He thumbed his nose at the system and he thought probation rules didn’t apply to him. He deserves to go back to jail. Then he had the nerve to say the judge sent him back to the yard because he wouldn’t give her a shout out on a whack ass mix tape. He is dumb and dumber put together.

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!

  • Bonsai

    At least it’s a hotel, but seriously you can’t be acting a fool in other people’s countries.

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!!

  • Lady_Elle

    I will bet there are daily charges for the hotel. Foreign jails are no joke!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!

  • samuel severino

    Why would Trump be selling out 3 American ball players? I understand hating Trump but this makes no effing sense. What would he gain from doing so?

  • Lady_Elle

    25 – they should get more for being STUPID!

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!!

  • Lady_Elle

    The one that was guilty left the country early!
    He was recently found NOT GUILTY.
    The others copped a plea I think.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    All them boys are ugly except the one next to the daddy. Whats his name? God bless the poor boy in the middle

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    REEEE-LAX! calm down…it wasn’t meant literally…..they’re black ..of course he’s not going to acknowledge it…..besides everyone knows nothing is real until he tweets about it. ….(eyeroll)

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    A mess

  • Quitedeliteful

    LMBAOFFFFF!!!!!!!!!

  • JustB

    The only thing that shut his daddy up!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    These boys are just too stupid. The Chinese do not play. There is a 99% conviction rate in China. These boys can get up to ten years in prison for stealing — that and nothing but ramen noodles could make them lose their minds…

  • Quitedeliteful

    Since sneakers are all made in China if convicted he could ask for a work detail making hi daddy’s sneakers…

  • hottlanta

    Or Ivanka shoes. You wrong for that.

  • hottlanta

    Yep and their faces where priceless when they saw him again. They lied and said they had gotten robbed and that is why the country showed the vide.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    That is LiAngelo, the one stole the shades.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Wow

  • hottlanta

    Dump trying to start a war to avenge that guy death for stealing that sign. That is why he is talking that smack. You know he will not be talking smack trying to start a war with China.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Oh ok……..he’s the only hot one out of the three

  • Bonita

    I was just thinking to myself . . . those two from the left sure are funny looking. A case of when Black mixed with “others” goes wrong.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Not only they are black, they were wrong if true

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Because he has no family support

  • Tink Tink

    Hey sexy! When you gonna send me my pic….wait, would this be considered sexual harassment?

  • Dane

    Every word he said.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Yeeeesssss ?

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    I use to dislike his dad for his foolishness. But I feel sorry for him now. I think he just want the best for his children, like we all do. He just got a different way of showing it.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    So true. Talent ain’t sh.t in jail.

  • Renee26

    He’s the one who stole the stuff ???

  • hottlanta

    The parents started a bunch of mess over the autopsy. They didn’t want the autopsy but wanted to say why he died and they said their story wasn’t true. Do the verbal math about Dump rhetoric against North Korea to build a case for war and you know he told the parents we are gonna get him for this “believe me”.

  • isaiit

    IM DYING @ “Sticky fingers looks the most human.”

  • Renee26

    ???? messing with Daddies coin

  • isaiit

    Very Sad.

  • Renee26

    ????

  • isaiit

    I was vandalizing there property in place where you cant even chew gum. I remember that story very well

  • Renee26

    He’ll have her off in a wing by herself locked in a room … sliding food under the door to her and only letting her come out for press appearances

  • isaiit

    If I can help it I will never go back to Florida. That state is bat ish crazy…. First of all they helped Bush steal the election with their lost ballot votes while his brother was governor. Secondly some of the most twisted nasty unthinkable things happen there. And lastly there was no justice for Trayvion Martin. Every time I think of the sheer panic that young boy must have felt as he was being killed it almost makes me cry. Florida will never get any of my coins if I can help it

  • Renee26

    ??? you fried!!

  • Renee26

    LV store… I bet that’s grand larceny

  • Renee26

    ???

  • Renee26

    ?? ??

  • Renee26

    Remember the zombie man gone off that Y2K eating people on the highway… Florida

  • Li

    Those brothers are ugly.

  • Yardgirl

    I hear ya!! I am only here for 7 days and I am keeping it incognegro? I am staying in a gorgeous gated community and it’s R n R then back to mi yard!!

  • VM

    Oh yes they did, they need to answer why was he stealing in another country. Trump said he was tortured beyond belief, he needs to speak on what he knows. I know them whites gonna stick together. They need to step back and look at how did they get here to this point. Sadly, the son was in the wrong, skin tone recognition doesn’t work over there. Trump wants to add whatever he can to go to war with North Korea. Who is we, because he dodged the draft three times. Bush declared war because God told him to save the Iraq civilians. They will say whatever to make a dollar.

  • isaiit

    Sorry I snapped off a bit. I have vacationed there before and it is beautiful in some parts. Stay incognegro for sure they dont like our kind there

  • isaiit

    AHHHH I forgot about him. Ive read multiple stories of incestual relationships, bestiality, and killing family members over food. Florida

  • Yardgirl

    No need to say sorry I appreciate hearing the truth. Nice place to visit but no way would I live here .

  • dontgetblocked

    What fool would go to a communist country and steal? They will not get off and will soon be moved to holding center aka JAIL. Those foreign countries don’t play.

  • dontgetblocked

    What you talking about hots??

  • dontgetblocked

    They gonna do some time.

  • Waya Hedia

    Good KEEP THEM THERE.

  • Waya Hedia

    Wow.. what a load of shit that was.

  • dontgetblocked

    You can’t go to a foreign and act a fool. The whiteness in him took over.

  • AQUEEN

    I’m sorry but these ppl are hard to look at

  • dontgetblocked

    Brokedown Palace. That movie was no joke. Also, Midnight Express which is based on a true story. Play if you wanna. You’ll end up in a foreign jail for life.

  • NicoleZee

    Everyone should know by now that other countries are sometimes tougher when it comes to crime. It’s one thing to be a criminal in your own country, but when you have been blessed with the privilege of visiting another country and you break their laws, it is not only disrespectful, but also dumb as f*ck. I hope they get the maximum sentence for being stupid. And they got arrested in an Asian country, they better get comfortable, they won’t be back for a long while. Sick of criminals period!

  • Omandesert

    Will this shut the big mouth Dad up? You can take the negro out the hood, but not the hood out the negro. White mother or not, Chinese don’t give two fucks. Nigga’s always taking some hood shit where ever they go. Communist country, which they probably had no clue they were in, or did any research on the culture or laws before they took they asses over there stealing shit. Dumb asses. Trump probably told China’s president to make an example of their black asses. SMH

  • Ryan

    Some people find it easier to understand things by following the words with their fingers and reading the words out loud. Try it; it might help you. And you’re WELCOME.

  • 2gr8ful

    This is serious, look what happened to Otto Warmbier in North Korea and that was just for stealing a political sign. That poor student’s “joking around” got him 15 years and he ended up sick and dead. They must never watched “Locked Up Abroad”.

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

    They have money, why are they shoplifting?

  • NicoleZee

    They play for a college team, but I thought college athletes get some type of compensation or gifts or something, maybe not. Either way, they picked the wrong country to commit a crime in. They deserve to be punished severely. How dumb can you be??? If you can’t afford something, get a damn job and buy it and if you still can’t afford it, too bad. If either of them were my child, I would beat him beyond recognition and even more for embarrassing me. I don’t give a damn how old my son gets, I will beat the shit out of him if he does something that stupid. I’m not tolerating criminals of any kind because I’m not raising him that way. These parents coddle these kids too much and don’t show them any discipline half the time so they grow up to be idiots. Sad.

  • Noirluv45

    The Chinese do not play. I hate when Americans go to other countries and embarrass themselves. They already down Americans in the first place.

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

    IKR, well said. ? ? ?

  • Noirluv45

    Girl, remember the dude went to Singapore and got himself caned? There is no price for stupid. Americans piss me off going to foreign countries acting a food. Those White boys got lucky when they went to the Olympics and got away with vandalism. People already think Americans are are not well bred. SMH.

  • Noirluv45

    Nope, they sure don’t play.

  • Bonny

    Damn they some ugly long head mofos. Smh Damn.

  • guest

    Itmwas one pair of glasses but 3 arrested…SMDH I would bet LiAngleo didnt steal anything it probably was one of the friends. I know Papa Ball is probably furious and blowwnnnn! This boy could,not only get jail time but if not he can lose his scholarship

  • Noirluv45

    I wish someone would glue his mouth shut! He’s making himself and the U.S. look back talking all that yang yang. He’s gonna get WW3 started thinking he’s big and bad.

  • NicoleZee

    They deserve to spend years in prison. You don’t go disrespecting another country because they didn’t have to let you in in the first place. I would fly right on over there and beat his ass during the arraignment if that were my child. Makes no sense, up here stealing designer items that you can barely pronounce even on a good day and most of those designers don’t give a shit about people of color. You have got to be kidding me. Sad.

  • Noirluv45

    Crying. ??

  • Noirluv45

    No, they are not. Someone up top mentioned Lock Up Abroad. If there was EEEVER a reason to be on one’s best behavior in foreign countries, that’s it.

  • Noirluv45

    Would you STOP! ??

  • Noirluv45

    Dad sounds like a real tool.

  • Noirluv45

    So wrong for THAT! Ya’ll are a mess! ? I’m having coughing fits on this thread.

  • Noirluv45

    You ain’t never lied. China does not play. Girl, I heard they carry their death sentences out immediately. Do not pass Go or collect $200. Fools think they take the U.S. Constitution with them to foreign countries.

  • tintin

    They don’t play at all..here in Toronto a Chinese man killed someone stealing from his store. And the hair stores here advertise every thief pictures blown up and in color.

  • Noirluv45

    Dang! Killed the man? No they don’t and I see they also have tight communities too posting pictures watching out for one another.

  • NeverSurprised

    Stealing in China, huh? Not very smart. Only thing worse would be stealing in Saudi Arabia, where they cut off your hand. Needless to say, not much theft in Saudi Arabia.

  • Mrs.Meenie

    The Dad scares me…

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

    Kentucky has to play UCLA on Dec. 23rd. So they can keep him still the 24th lol

  • TooMuchTea

    That’s putting it nicely!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    I did ?

  • PynkCloudz

    A nice bulk up would take care of that. They’re kids after all.

  • NicoleZee

    I wish the U.S. was more like other countries. I say execute most of these sickos and do it right away and bring back the firing squad and guillotine. For robbery, I hope China gives those idiots the maximum. I don’t feel sorry for any criminal. Behavior is a choice unless there is some mental defect. Those young men were perfectly sane and knew what they were doing. Now maybe they will learn not to act a fool and break the law anywhere. Sad.

  • Junkanoo

    To hell with China theyre doing the same in Africa stealing resources

  • Arrissasso

    Rightttt….every time I see one of them I think of giant aliens or praying mantis.

  • Yoni7

    Uhm, it might be. LOL j/k

  • Yoni7

    GIRL!

  • Jussjess25

    O yassss eww they are!!

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    Brokedown palace was a great movie…i’ll have to catch midnight express again. Honey Locked Up Abroad, gave me all the info i needed

  • Indies beauty

    Don’t sleep on Alibaba, until recently I use to order all my bundles from one of their best vendors.

    But those guys are an embarrassment. They just sabotaged their whole life with a stupid mistake.

  • VM

    They got him together real quick. No special privileges to be given.

  • AndSo

    How any of that have to do with race? Why is that even a factor in your comment? You come across as ignorant. The young man was acting a fool for sure, but what happened to him and his parent’s grief stricken reaction to it was a tragedy. It don’t matter his color. His parents reacted the way that they did ’cause they human.

  • BlahBlahBlah

    Stay in yo lane

  • Gone Too Far

    No Tyrese shouldn’t have married a black woman. We are not here to clean up his mess or have stopped him from his behavior. Leave him to those other women

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    *cackles*

  • Liah

    They look sad in this pic with there father….Something not right

  • ZoraNealHurstonsNiece

    Selling them out as in not lifting a finger to help with the release…. Pay attention!!! Anywho, them negros picked the WRONG country on top of being the WRONG color… Just think…a white boy’s ATTEMPT to “pilfer” a banner verse’s black college jocks ” literally” stealing from a high end goods store in CHINA?!?! It doesn’t look too good…?Believe me. This will not be a case of simple misunderstanding… One or two of them will not be returning home in the near future… Somebody going to jail…Count on it!!!?

  • ZoraNealHurstonsNiece

    ????

  • ZoraNealHurstonsNiece

    Sweetie, that scholarship IS GONE!! There is no way in hell that you are going to wind up with a theft case in a foreign country that paid to host your schools basketball team… DISRESPECT it and try to get away with it….and you think he might still have a free ride… Uh, No!!! Asians are not big on being disrespected… Do some reading…

  • ZoraNealHurstonsNiece

    Dad looks demented!!!

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    The dad has a long face but isn’t bad looking…. Just him and the momma make a bad combo smh

  • KA

    No money for college athletes. Tuition and housing. that is it. Sometimes they are so poor they can’t afford to eat. To me it’s almost like endentured servitude – they work these kids so hard and take over their lives, literally. They have to pick majors that don’t interfere with sports. But universities make their money off college athletes though. Players should be paid and protected by a union.

    I don’t think money was this Ball kid’s issue. It was probably ego, if he just wasn’t in the wrong place at the wrong time. Kids do stupid stuff, they just shouldn’t do it in foreign countries.

  • Tennessean

    aren’t these ball players with a lil bit more money than the average working person, why are they stealing? I am really confused?

  • Quitedeliteful

    Not only that, given just a little time he would probably be able to buy the whole damn store with the basketball money he would eventually make…

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!1