President Donald Trump is not happy with three UCLA basketball players who were recently detained in China.
That doesn’t seem likely, as one player’s father downplayed the president’s role in their release.
“Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out,” LaVar Ball told ESPN. “As long as my boy’s back here, I’m fine.”
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Trump didn’t take too kindly to Ball’s words, saying on Twitter about the players, “I should have left them in jail!”
While they’re not locked up, Ball, Hill and Riley are suspended from the team indefinitely.
In an interview with The Associated Press, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he’d like to not hear about Trump or the elder Ball.
“Two people seeking attention and they’re both getting it, so I’m sure both guys are really happy,” Kerr said before his team’s game against the Nets in Brooklyn. “You know what would help? If all of you just stopped covering both of them. Is that possible? You could probably stop covering LaVar. I don’t think you can stop covering the president. I don’t think that will work.”