LiAngelo Ball: UCLA shoplifting incident ‘made me who I am today’

LiAngelo Ball has been on a journey unlike his brother’s. Lonzo and LaMelo.

Although Lonzo and LaMelo had different paths to the NBA, they have reached their destination. LiAngelo still hopes to be on an NBA roster.

LiAngelo ball recently spoke to The Athletic’s Shams Charania about his journey, which included leaving UCLA after the shoplifting incident.

” It made me who I am today. I have dealt with so many people. I heard it all, good and bad. I don’t have any problems. LiAngelo stated that my skin is thick.

The Celtics star voice his support for LiAngelo.

— Lonzo Wire (@LonzoWire) August 19, 2021

When on a trip to China to open the 2017-18 season with the UCLA basketball team, Ball, alongside teammates Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, was arrested for stealing sunglasses in a Louis Vuitton store.

After being released from custody and being temporarily suspended indefinitely, Ball resigned from UCLA and signed with the Lithuanian Basketball League.

” I keep the same energy when I play today. For sure, people cast judgment. I didn’t see it coming when I was young. I don’t regret it. I learned from it and kept going. I won’t let one decision ruin my entire life .”

LiAngelo remains a free agent as he awaits a contract offer following an impressive showing in summer league with the Hornets, averaging 9.6 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 1.6 steals per game while shooting 34.5% from 3-point range.

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