Lonzo Ball: No word from LiAngelo amid situation in China

Lonzo Ball: No word from LiAngelo amid situation in China

(AP Photograph/File). FILE – At left, in a March 10, 2016, file picture, Aransas Go highschool basketball participant Jalen Hill is proven throughout a state semifinal basketball sport in San Antonio. At heart, in a Jan. 16, 2017, file picture, Sierra Canyon’s Cody R…

(AP Photograph/Winslow Townson). Los Angeles Lakers’ Lonzo Ball wipes his face late within the fourth quarter of the Lakers’ 107-96 loss to the Boston Celtics in an NBA basketball sport in Boston on Wednesday, Nov. eight, 2017.

(AP Photograph/Winslow Townson). Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving embraces Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball after Boston’s 107-96 win in an NBA basketball sport in Boston on Wednesday, Nov. eight, 2017.

BOSTON (AP) – Lonzo Ball says he has not spoken together with his youthful brother LiAngelo since he and two different UCLA basketball gamers had been reportedly concerned in a shoplifting incident Tuesday in China.

“I have never talked to him but,” Lonzo Ball mentioned Wednesday night time after his Los Angeles Lakers misplaced to the Boston Celtics. “Every time I speak to him, I am going to discover out extra.”

Pac-12 Convention Commissioner Larry Scott issued an announcement Tuesday night time saying that UCLA basketball gamers had been “concerned in a scenario” in China, with police being summoned to the staff’s lodge to research the matter.

“UCLA is cooperating absolutely with native authorities,” Scott mentioned.

Citing an individual near the scenario, the Los Angeles Instances reported that freshmen Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill had been concerned in a shoplifting incident. Lonzo Ball starred at UCLA final season and is now a rookie with the Lakers. His father, LaVar Ball, can be in China and advised ESPN that he was “going to attend till I get extra intel on what is going on on” earlier than commenting.

UCLA coach Steve Alford mentioned Tuesday he’ll sit the three gamers for Saturday’s sport in opposition to Georgia Tech in Shanghai.

Police in Hangzhou didn’t reply to phone calls from The Related Press for particulars.

Scott didn’t elaborate on what occurred and mentioned the league was directing all inquiries concerning the specifics of the matter to UCLA.

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