Kentucky will face UCLA in New Orleans later this month, but the Bruins will be without LiAngelo Ball and his outspoken father LaVar.Â TMZ is reporting that LaVar has pulled his son LiAngelo out of school because he believes the program’s punishment for LiAngelo’s shoplifting incident in China is too harsh.
“There’s no need to break down a kid’s spirit for making a mistake,” Ball told TMZ.
LiAngelo was a freshman this season, and, due to his indefinite suspension, never played a game. After the incident in China, he reportedly never returned to school and missed all of his classes.
Merry Christmas, Steve Alford.