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RE: LaVar Ball has pulled LiAngelo out of UCLA
(12-05-2017 11:41 AM)johnbragg Wrote:  
(12-05-2017 08:50 AM)quo vadis Wrote:  I don't think Daddy Ball has any intention of putting him back in school, he thinks he can groom him directly for the NBA.

But if he changes his mind, there will be plenty of takers. Let's face it: from a money POV, LaVar's impact has been far more positive than negative for his family. He's made his family name - not just his Lakers kid - famous, really famous. And that's very tough to do in today's cacophonous media environment.

So there are plenty of schools that would take a two-star Ball just to get the attention. Unless we're talking about child pornography or something similar, PT Barnum's maxim has never been more relevant.

I don't agree. Not all publicity is good publicity--ask Greg Schiano, new head coach at Tennessee, wait, no, incoming update, apparently new national director of NAMBLA.

The Big Baller Brand Show is not the kind of attention that helps you win games, helps coaches and ADs keep their jobs, or drives applications to your school.

Well, i did say in the prior post that certain kinds of publicity - like child pornography - are truly bad publicity. But of course the Ball Circus is nothing like that. IMO, it's precisely the kind of publicity that a school that is in the shadows wants. Ball will bring sporscenter and social media attention to the school, and it will do more good than harm.

But hey, we'll see how it plays out.
12-05-2017 12:22 PM
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RE: LaVar Ball has pulled LiAngelo out of UCLA
(12-05-2017 12:20 PM)Lord Stanley Wrote:  That Ball family is just plain weird.

In our brave new world, reality TV is reality.
12-05-2017 02:38 PM
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RE: LaVar Ball has pulled LiAngelo out of UCLA
Quote:Lithuanian club coach turned LiAngelo Ball rumors into the ultimate burn

LaVar Ball pulled his son, LiAngelo Ball, out of UCLA on Monday after he grew irritated with the school’s indefinite suspension for LiAngelo’s shoplifting arrest in China.

Though LiAngelo is not considered an NBA prospect, LaVar said that LiAngelo will spend the next seven months preparing for the NBA draft. He has already been tied to Lithuanian Basketball League club Lietkabelis. According to Yahoo! Sports‘ Jeff Eisenberg, the team has approached the Ball camp about the services of both LiAngelo and 16-year-old LaMelo Ball.

Someone should have checked with the club’s head coach first.

As rumors of Lietkabelis’ interest in the Ball brothers spread on Twitter, head coach Arturs Stalbergs took a shot at LiAngelo’s shoplifting arrest in a now-deleted tweet.

[Image: screen-shot-2017-12-05-at-12-23-13-pm.jpg]

Oh, man. That wouldn’t be the best way to start a parent-coach relationship with the already-volatile LaVar.

http://ftw.usatoday.com/2017/12/lithuani...itter-ucla
12-05-2017 04:06 PM
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RE: LaVar Ball has pulled LiAngelo out of UCLA
(12-05-2017 11:15 AM)RutgersGuy Wrote:  
(12-04-2017 09:58 PM)cuseroc Wrote:  
(12-04-2017 08:43 PM)RutgersGuy Wrote:  
(12-04-2017 06:43 PM)cuseroc Wrote:  
(12-04-2017 05:08 PM)TrojanCampaign Wrote:  Yep.

Schools like Alabama State would jump at the chance to get a guy like Ball. Not condoning his actions but the guys shoplifted.....

I'm 100% sure that nearly every adult man has done something worse.

I cant think of too many things that are worse than stealing. Rape, Murder and attempted murder are the things that I can think of off the top of my head. I have never raped or murdered or attempted to murder anyone. Ill go out on a limb and say that most posters here have probably, never done those things either.

Ever get in a fight? Or is this a board for choir boys? Would explain a lot... 07-coffee3

Fighting is not as bad as stealing, regarding illegal activities. imo.

Have you ever been kicked in the face? I'd take getting something stolen from me over that.

NO! You seem to know what that feels like. I was better at fighting than that. So I couldnt tell you.
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12-05-2017 10:47 PM
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RE: LaVar Ball has pulled LiAngelo out of UCLA
Lavar said both Lamelo and LiAngelo will bypass college and play overseas. I hope LiAngelo ends up in the Chinese pro league.
12-08-2017 07:06 AM
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I love how he compared Chinese Jail to going to class at UCLA
12-08-2017 08:13 AM
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(12-08-2017 07:06 AM)Spinal070508 Wrote:  Lavar said both Lamelo and LiAngelo will bypass college and play overseas. I hope LiAngelo ends up in the Chinese pro league.

Why does he get to decided what these kids do?
12-08-2017 08:14 AM
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RE: LaVar Ball has pulled LiAngelo out of UCLA
I don't know the official result but if the kid was "expelled" (or what ever the legal term is) from China, he is going to have a very hard time getting a visa to another country.

If I had a team (amateur, pro, or anything in between) I would insist LaVar sign an agreement that he would not come to practice, would not criticize coaches, refs, administrators, or anybody else associated with the team.

LaVar reminds me of one of those child pageant moms.
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RE: LaVar Ball has pulled LiAngelo out of UCLA
(12-05-2017 11:15 AM)RutgersGuy Wrote:  
(12-04-2017 09:58 PM)cuseroc Wrote:  
(12-04-2017 08:43 PM)RutgersGuy Wrote:  
(12-04-2017 06:43 PM)cuseroc Wrote:  
(12-04-2017 05:08 PM)TrojanCampaign Wrote:  Yep.

Schools like Alabama State would jump at the chance to get a guy like Ball. Not condoning his actions but the guys shoplifted.....

I'm 100% sure that nearly every adult man has done something worse.

I cant think of too many things that are worse than stealing. Rape, Murder and attempted murder are the things that I can think of off the top of my head. I have never raped or murdered or attempted to murder anyone. Ill go out on a limb and say that most posters here have probably, never done those things either.

Ever get in a fight? Or is this a board for choir boys? Would explain a lot... 07-coffee3

Fighting is not as bad as stealing, regarding illegal activities. imo.

Have you ever been kicked in the face? I'd take getting something stolen from me over that.

So you're saying that you played for Coach Shiano?
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