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LaVar Ball, father of UCLA player
arrested in China, dismisses
Trump’s role in release

NBC News, by Saphora Smith

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Posted By:Hazymac, 11/19/2017 1:27:29 PM

The father of one of the UCLA basketball players arrested on suspicion of shoplifting while on tour in China isn´t praising President Donald Trump for his involvement in their release. When asked by ESPN what role the president played in brokering his son´s freedom, LaVar Ball — a former basketball player himself and star on the Facebook reality series "Ball in the Family" — responded with his own questions. "Who? What was he over there for? Don´t tell me nothing," Ball said. "Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out." Ball in EPSN´s report on Saturday also downplayed

One wonders if the paternal unit himself was once a thief. Ingratitude. The Chinese might have chosen not to send the three basketball players back to America.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: hotcorner, 11/19/2017 1:33:15 PM     (No. 11456444)

If you ever wonder why things are as they are: just take a look at this article and the response of LaVar "Bozo" Ball. Guys like him keep proving there are more horses asses than horses!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Twinkle93, 11/19/2017 1:33:26 PM     (No. 11456446)

Like father, like son.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Shadow722, 11/19/2017 1:36:44 PM     (No. 11456448)

Note for POTUS:

Next time a hoodrat gets jammed up in Chicomville, just leave him there.....

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Reply 4 - Posted by: stablemoney, 11/19/2017 1:40:18 PM     (No. 11456451)

The undeserving and ungrateful. Their punishment is a life of being an idiot, and never acquiring wisdom.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: daisey, 11/19/2017 1:42:59 PM     (No. 11456452)

And if Trump hadn’t saved his son’s sorry rear end, daddy would have been out there front and center telling everyone what a racist Trump is. I’m fed up. Sick of this.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Grampstosix, 11/19/2017 1:48:20 PM     (No. 11456454)

Ungrateful simpleton. I´ll bet because of him his son did not learn anything from the experience.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Daylily, 11/19/2017 1:53:39 PM     (No. 11456458)

LaVar, in case you don´t know, stealing is a crime. With the kind of parenting your son has gotten, the next time the crime may be much more serious. Hopefully not, but you are setting a poor example.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mamafrog, 11/19/2017 1:58:44 PM     (No. 11456460)

In America we do not blame children for the crimes, bad manners or stupidity of their parents. We do hope the kids will learn from their parents bad behavior. I am still hoping for the best for these three young men.

That said - the father seems to be a real jerk.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: dvc, 11/19/2017 2:07:45 PM     (No. 11456462)

Idiot, senior. Apparently the apple didn´t fall far from the tree.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ho72, 11/19/2017 2:18:41 PM     (No. 11456465)

I said from the beginning that we should have left them there for 30 days, and that the time should have been served in a place that would stamp them with indelible, distasteful memories.

"Teachable moment" ruined.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: wilarrbie, 11/19/2017 2:20:21 PM     (No. 11456467)

I wonder if his attitude is because of his race. I guess that makes me a racist. Closer to the truth, however - is that I find his attitude abhorrent. I would further wonder about the LARGE percentage (though not all) of Blacks who would agree with this man, primarily BECAUSE he is black, like them. But to observe and opine - that makes me a racist.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/19/2017 2:26:55 PM     (No. 11456469)

Ignore this fool. He is a known PITA. Using the three basketball player sons to make his fortune. As I’ve posted before, he’s worse than the father of the Williams sisters ever dreamed of being.

One more time: Ignore him. Not worth a second’s thought on our part.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: saryden, 11/19/2017 2:28:55 PM     (No. 11456470)

Have the three thieves learned anything? How about some "sensitivity" training for them? They have left a dark mark on America´s reputation. This father is obviously irredemable.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: qwerty, 11/19/2017 2:33:09 PM     (No. 11456471)

At the risk of repeating myself. The last time an article about this reprehensible creature was posted on this wonderful site, to get around the "site word filter" I simply said "vile, abhorrent, disgusting, coarse, ungrateful, excuse for a human.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: daisymay, 11/19/2017 2:53:01 PM     (No. 11456480)

If it´s true that White People think Blacks are Stupid, you have just seen the reason why! His man basically said it was OKAY what his Hoodlum son did in China. He hasn´t a clue what a dangerous mess those three boys were in. They could have gone to Jail for years, yet the Daddy doesn´t have the class to thank the President BECAUSE he´s white! Talk about Racism!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Cor-Vet, 11/19/2017 2:54:12 PM     (No. 11456481)

President Trump should have pulled an Obama and just left the kid there until the next administration!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 11/19/2017 2:58:51 PM     (No. 11456484)

Re #11. At one time in my life I was quite open minded about the black race. Even growing up in the deep South, I could never understand the Jim Crow laws and segregation. The blacks I knew and those that worked for my grandparents were fine people.

After all the laws and the affirmative action, the elevation of the black race to a protected minority and the liberals´ excuses for bad behavior (it´s all white people´s fault)

it´s all changed now. with the horrifying increase in black crime, tearing down of Confederate statues along with Columbus et al, blame whitey, Black lives matter idiocy, disrespecting our anthem and general failure in everything, I have become a good approximation of a racist.

That said, Call me what you like now...I no longer care.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: darling, 11/19/2017 3:01:00 PM     (No. 11456485)

Whether it was heartfelt or not, or perhaps an edict from the coach, at least the three young men had the class and intelligence to thank the president. I loved Mr. Trump´s tweet telling them to learn and have a good life.

La Var Ball is beyond redemption if he thinks our government had no pull with the Chinese leader. Also, if he thinks stealing is no big deal since there are worse crimes. You can bet that if the younger Ball had hired a hooker and murdered her in a hotel room, the elder Ball would have found some worse crime to compare it with.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/19/2017 3:01:31 PM     (No. 11456487)

President Trump has now tweeted that he “should have left them in China”.

I wonder if the boys agree with LaVar. He is certainly not helping their still-open case with UCLA. A mindless loudmouth and bully. After his wife’s stroke, he publicly commented that he was teaching her to speak again and that as long as she’d say I love you and agree with him, that would be good enough for him. Despicable.

She is white. A former basketball player herself.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: sam1, 11/19/2017 3:05:05 PM     (No. 11456492)

They´re entitled dontchaknow.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Fysammy, 11/19/2017 3:06:03 PM     (No. 11456494)

Read a recent quote, “Some people are too stupid to pray for “

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 11/19/2017 3:06:32 PM     (No. 11456496)

Poor kid having to live in that environment. No wonder he thought it ok to lift the glasses.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/19/2017 3:06:41 PM     (No. 11456497)


Here is what he has said recently about himself, his wife and their sons.


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Reply 24 - Posted by: Calico Al, 11/19/2017 3:15:21 PM     (No. 11456503)

Comment From Rolling Stone---- Controversy has, naturally, followed Ball wherever he goes. There´s him demanding no less than $1 billion in sneaker contracts for his three sons. There was the video of him berating his AAU team during a blowout loss, the rumors that he was undermining his sons´ coach at Chino Hills, his comments about Kyrie Irving´s family, his strange maybe-threats against The Herd co-host Kristin Leahy (Ball denies that he was threatening her), his assertion that he would "kill Michael Jordan one-on-one," his comments about LeBron James´ kids, and his claim that Lonzo is better than both James and Stephen Curry. That´s just this year.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 11/19/2017 3:37:47 PM     (No. 11456515)

President Trump did the right thing and the Chinese showed that they respect him. What the father or the son say is insignificant. Trump can be proud of his accomplishment. He just has to get a tougher skin and stop tweeting responses to ignorant individuals. He should save his fights for important matters.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: leonardo, 11/19/2017 3:46:39 PM     (No. 11456521)

STUPID is as stupid does.
Got it in spades here.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: littleorby, 11/19/2017 3:48:21 PM     (No. 11456522)

A specialty section of cosmetics for people of color in the Walmart store in Newnan GA. has been closed off, and a checkout register placed at the entrance, which indicates, to me, that many blacks agree with LaVar Ball´s father about shoplifting being NO big deal:

I will be surprised if the store manager´s move will not be considered racism, however.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: bighambone, 11/19/2017 3:52:50 PM     (No. 11456526)

He is lucky the Chinese did not turn the three wayward basketball players into organ donors!

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Reply 29 - Posted by: annie xango, 11/19/2017 3:59:21 PM     (No. 11456530)

Chuckle..I just knew he would not let that go..!!and now the idiot Dad will respond..but PDT needs not to comment on his coming comment!! Old Dad is going to ruin the son´s "career" if he doesn´t shut up..but, he is incapable of that...

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Hazymac, 11/19/2017 4:18:10 PM     (No. 11456539)

The link provided by #23 is an eye opener.

FTA: ...(H)is family’s company began selling “Stay in yo lane” shirts (including a women’s version). In May, he told ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, “I don’t put out no girls. … Me being alpha dog in our family, I’m gonna have boys. Gimme three boys.”

Wow. What a pig. That´s essentially the attitude that led communist China to its one child policy that led to the abortion deaths of millions of foetal girls. And now there are a lot of lonely Chicom men. LaVar Ball with his hoped for one billion dollar shoe contract and his ridiculously priced ($495) shoes, has a serious debt with Captain Karma, one that will be paid in full. What form it will take is uncertain, but it will probably negatively affect the careers of all three sons. He doesn´t understand what the world is about.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: heartsurgeon, 11/19/2017 4:30:19 PM     (No. 11456550)

´stolen items from three stores when students were given 90 minutes of free time´

"one bad decision doesn´t define him"-Dad

i´m guessing this wasn´t the first time this choirboy has helped himself to some "free" stuff.

Dad knows his son is a lout.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Uno, 11/19/2017 5:10:41 PM     (No. 11456577)

The Road Apple didn´t call far from the horse´s ass.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: dwa, 11/19/2017 5:46:08 PM     (No. 11456599)

LeVar Ball and Maxine Watters cut out of the same cloth -- also, both dumb as dirt (sorry dirt, didn´t mean to offend).

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Reply 34 - Posted by: joew9, 11/19/2017 6:49:57 PM     (No. 11456630)

If I were the Chinese I would reinstate the charges and file it with Interpol.
China is a member of Interpol.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Udanja99, 11/19/2017 7:13:05 PM     (No. 11456637)

Can PDT send daddy back to China to do time for his son? Say 30 years worth.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: coldoc, 11/19/2017 7:24:58 PM     (No. 11456642)

With a jerk like this for a father, there´s little doubt the spawn will end up in jail some day.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: MissMann, 11/19/2017 7:31:51 PM     (No. 11456645)

From what I understand from extend family, who are natives, the Chinese are/can be quite racist. Too bad these 3 punks (4 counting pop) reinforce this perception.

You think America is racist? Travel, son, travel. Then come back with a new appreciation of how lucky you were to be born in America.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: bobgray2, 11/19/2017 8:07:58 PM     (No. 11456663)

The old saying ´No good deed goes unpunished´ seems to be proven true, depressingly often.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: volksford, 11/19/2017 9:19:01 PM     (No. 11456682)

Ditto # 17

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Smart11344, 11/20/2017 12:07:28 AM     (No. 11456719)

La Var Ball has just destroyed any chance of his son going pro, let alone playing college ball.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: pchristopher, 11/20/2017 1:23:18 AM     (No. 11456731)

Should´ve left his criminal kid over there to serve his time, then we could´ve heard...:

LaVar Ball: Why didn´t Trump help my boy when he was over there?!!


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In 1990, when liberal journalists still had some sense of obligation to the truth, Michael Kelly wrote the following for GQ: As [Carla] Gaviglio enters the room, the six-foot-two, 225-plus-pound [Sen. Ted] Kennedy grabs the five-foot-three, 103-pound waitress and throws her on the table. She lands on her back, scattering crystal, plates and cutlery and the lit candles. Several glasses and a crystal candlestick are broken. Kennedy then picks her up from the table and throws her on [Sen. Chris] Dodd, who is sprawled in a chair. (snip) Here is what McCaskill had to say about Kennedy´s behavior upon his death

Firing Mueller would be disastrous;
discrediting him is impeachment politics

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Washington Examiner, by Byron York    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 12/10/2017 7:14:26 AM     Post Reply
Short of impeaching President Trump, does anything excite Democrats, the Resistance, and NeverTrumpers like the prospect of the president firing special counsel Robert Mueller? Firing Mueller would, or course, be the quickest way for Trump to get impeached, which might explain a certain air of anticipation in discussions of whether — some prefer to say when -- Trump will sack the prosecutor leading the Trump-Russia investigation.There has been a lot of news and commentary recently interpreting criticism of Mueller by a number of pro-Trump media voices as an effort to encourage Trump to fire Mueller, or lay the groundwork for

They make fun of my nose. They call me ugly.
They say I have no friends´: Heartbreaking
video of a boy pleading to be left alone by
bullies is viewed 16MILLION times as*

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Daily Mail (UK), by Valerie Edwards    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/10/2017 4:15:03 PM     Post Reply
A heartbreaking video of a young boy pleading to be left alone by bullies has gone viral and celebrities are offering him their support.Keaton Jones, of Knoxville, Tennessee, asked his mother, Kimberly Jones, a question that so many people would like the answer too. ´Just out of curiosity, why do they bully? What´s the point of it? Why do you find joy in taking innocent people and finding a way to be mean to them,´ Keaton asked his mother through tears. ´It´s not okay,´ he said. (Video/Photos) His mother then asked: ´What did they say to you?´ ´They make fun

The downside of the #MeToo movement
starting to dawn on women

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American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 12/11/2017 9:28:15 AM     Post Reply
The rules of interaction between women and men in the workplace have been changed with a suddenness that inevitably produces unforeseen negative consequences, no matter how positive and necessary the switch might be. (snip) With the stakes so high, given the presumption of female veracity and male culpability anytime an objection is raised, men are, frankly, terrified. Get used to it, ladies. That is the other side of the coin of the new normal. The old norms that men (often cluelessly) incorporated into their behavior now have been discarded, but we have no clear understanding of what should replace them. By

Sen Gillibrand: Trump Should
Resign, Congress Should
Investigate ‘His Behavior’

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Breitbart Video, by Pam Key    Original Article
Posted By: happywarrior- 12/11/2017 6:15:49 PM     Post Reply
On Monday, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour President Donald Trump should resign over the sexual misconduct allegations against him. Gillibrand said, “President Trump should resign. These allegations are credible, they are numerous. I’ve heard these women’s testimony, and many of them are heartbreaking. And President Trump should resign his position.” She added, “Whether he will ever hold himself accountable is something you really can’t hold your breath for. And so, Congress should have hearings. They should do their investigation. They should have appropriate investigations of his behavior and hold him accountable.”

Port Authority explosion suspect:
What we know about Akayed Ullah

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Fox News, by Kaitlyn Schallhorn    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 12/11/2017 11:00:52 AM     Post Reply
A suspect is in custody following an explosion at one of New York City’s busiest transit hubs in Times Square during Monday morning’s rush hour, police said. The bombing suspect was identified as Akayed Ullah, 27, according to New York Police Commissioner James O’Neill. Ullah had an explosive device strapped to his body, O’Neill said. What do we know about the suspect? Law enforcement sources told Fox News Ullah lives in Brooklyn. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the explosion was an “attempted terrorist attack.” Sources told the Associated Press that Ullah may be of Bangladeshi descent. What else do we know about the

Trump sexual misconduct accusers
to call for Congress probe

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Times of Israel, by Sue Surkes    Original Article
Posted By: happywarrior- 12/11/2017 2:41:42 PM     Post Reply
Several women who have accused US President Donald Trump of sexual assault and harassment were expected Monday to call on Congress to open an investigation. A press conference by the women will be hosted by Brave New Films, a media company that recently produced a clip detailing sexual harassment or assault claims by 16 women against Trump. A press release from Brave New Films on Sunday said the women would relate their accounts of Trump’s alleged “groping, fondling, forcibly kissing, humiliating, and harassing women.” The White House has dismissed all of the accusations as lies. During Trump’s presidential campaign, more than

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