It was only a matter of time before the two biggest shit talkers of 2017 were going end of talking shit to each other.
Yesterday, LaVar Ball, father of Lakers guard Lonzo and UCLA guard LiAngelo, fired a shot at President Trump for attempting to take credit for the release of the three UCLA players who were being held in China for shoplifting.
“Who?” LaVar Ball told ESPN on Friday, when asked about Trump’s involvement in the matter. “What was he over there for? Don’t tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out.”
As long as my boy’s back here, I’m fine,” LaVar Ball told ESPN. “I’m happy with how things were handled. A lot of people like to say a lot of things that they thought happened over there. Like I told him, ‘They try to make a big deal out of nothing sometimes.’ I’m from L.A. I’ve seen a lot worse things happen than a guy taking some glasses. My son has built up enough character that one bad decision doesn’t define him. Now if you can go back and say when he was 12 years old he was shoplifting and stealing cars and going wild, then that’s a different thing.
OK, so he at least seems familiar with Trump, but he doesn’t sound like he wants to give him any credit.
Of course, President Trump couldn’t resist the bait and blasted Ball for his comments on Twitter.
Now that the three basketball players are out of China and saved from years in jail, LaVar Ball, the father of LiAngelo, is unaccepting of what I did for his son and that shoplifting is no big deal. I should have left them in jail!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2017
Donald Trump may have finally met his match in LaVar Ball, I’m just going to get some popcorn and enjoy the show.