Breaking news on the LiAngelo Ball investigation, originally reported by ESPN. The three UCLA basketball players arrested on shoplifting charges Tuesday — LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley — will not be on the team’s flight back to Los Angeles following UCLA’s season-opening win over Georgia Tech on Saturday, and according to ESPN, they will remain in Hangzhou for “a week or two” longer.
Ball, Riley and Hill were questioned for allegedly stealing sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store near the team’s hotel in Hangzhou earlier this week, where the team stayed before leaving for Shanghai on Tuesday. They were arrested Tuesday and released on bail early Wednesday morning, but have been staying at a lakeside hotel as the legal process continues to play itself out, forcing them to miss Friday night’s season-opener.
A source familiar with the investigation says there is surveillance footage of the players shoplifting from three stores inside of a high-end shopping center next to the team’s hotel in Hangzhou, which includes Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and Salvatore Ferragamo.
— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) November 11, 2017
If there really is surveillance footage of these guys stealing from these stores, you have to wonder whether these guys have some sort of klepto problem, or are they really just dumb kids? Either way, it seems like these guys were caught red-handed, and better yet, we might even get to see Lavar say some outrageous comment to defend his kid. Who knows? Let us know what you think in the comments below.