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Sport Three UCLA Basketball Players Set to Leave China

16:10  14 november  2017
16:10  14 november  2017 Source:   si.com

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President Donald Trump confirmed that he did intervene with China President Xi Jinping in the case of three UCLA basketball players who were arrested after shoplifting in China and those players are set to leave the country. LiAngelo Ball , the younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers rookie guard Lonzo

SHANGHAI— Three UCLA basketball players who had been under police investigation for a week in China flew home, hours after President Donald Trump said he had requested assistance on their behalf from his counterpart Xi Jinping. UCLA freshmen LiAngelo Ball

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President Donald Trump confirmed that he did intervene with China President Xi Jinping in the case of three UCLA basketball players who were arrested after shoplifting in China and those players are set to leave the country.

LiAngelo Ball, the younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers rookie guard Lonzo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, were arrested last Tuesday for allegedly stealing from a Louis Vuitton store next to the team's hotel in Hangzhou before their season opener against Georgia Tech.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the players were set to fly back home late Tuesday. The players were seen checking into to Pudong International Airport in Shanghai for a flight bound for Los Angeles.

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Three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting leaving China . According to the Wall Street Journal, the players were set to fly back home late Tuesday. The players were seen checking into to Pudong International Airport in Shanghai and boarding a flight bound for Los Angeles .

LiAngelo Ball and his two UCLA teammates are set to return to Los Angeles (AP). The UCLA trio arrested last week in China is on the way home. The three UCLA freshmen were suspected of stealing sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store adjacent to the hotel where the Bruins were staying in

The players were released on bail Wednesday morning in Hangzhou, China, and reportedly did not accompany the team back to Los Angeles after UCLA's 63–60 victory over the Yellow Jackets.

"What they did was unfortunate. You know, you're talking about very long prison sentences," Trump said, according to CBS News. "They do not play games."

Trump said that Xi is helping out with the case and has been "terrific on that subject" and added that he hopes the players are able to return home soon.

"Hopefully everything is going to work out," Trump said. "It's a very rough situation."

U.S. diplomats have been in contact with the families of the players and have also spoken with UCLA head coach Steve Alford.

White House: Trump tweets about UCLA players were 'rhetorical' .
Trump was being "rhetorical" when he said that he should have left the three UCLA basketball players arrested in China in jail, the White House said Monday. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump was "happy to intervene" on behalf of the American student athletes detained on suspicion of shoplifting, and that his tweets were "less about the players" and instead focused on one of the players' father, LaVar Ball.Ball, a former basketball player, seemed to question Trump's role in his son's release in an interview with ESPN on Friday."Who? What was he over there for? Don't tell me nothing.

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