It was reported by The Washington Post that President Donald Trump has called Chinese President Xi Jinping regarding the situation surrounding LiAngelo Ball and the other UCLA Players.
Last week, Trump was visiting Beijing at the time of the arrest and one day after, Trump visited the president. Jinping promised Trump that the UCLA players will be treated fairly while they were staying in China.
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For those of you who do not know what is going on, LiAngelo Ball and two other UCLA basketball players were arrested last week for shoplifting. They were accused of stealing glasses from a nearby Louis Vuitton. More recently, it was reported that security cameras caught the three players stealing from two other stores. If convicted, the players could be faced with up to 10 years in prison.
As much as people might not like it, Trump is a man of power and might be able to change this situation. Another man of power trying to help the players get home is China Native, Jack Ma. TMZ Sports reported that Ma has personally got involved in trying to get the players home.
Jack Ma is known to be one of the richest and most powerful men in China, so his involvement might have a huge impact on how this situation pans out.
This might either be a publicity stunt or actually a light at the end of the tunnel regarding Trump. Either way, his involvement says a lot.
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