UCLA players in Los Angeles after Trump seeks help from China's Xi

UCLA players in Los Angeles after Trump seeks help from China's Xi

UCLA players in Los Angeles after Trump seeks help from China's Xi

A source familiar with the investigation told ESPN that the players could be required to stay in china for up to two weeks. The three players are now under house arrest at their hotel.

Three UCLA basketball players were flying home Tuesday, just hours after President Trump said he asked Chinese President Xi Jinping for help in the shoplifting case.

Trump spoke to reporters in the Philippines as he prepared to return to Washington after a almost two-week visit to Asia that included an earlier stop in Beijing.

"President Xi has been terrific on that subject", Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One, bound for Honolulu following the conclusion of his 12-day trip to Asia.

The three players were not allowed to participate in the Bruins' Saturday game in Hangzhou, China, which UCLA won 63-60.

The three players who were arrested for shoplifting are LiAngelo Ball, brother of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball and son of LaVar Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill.


The team stayed in Hangzhou before leaving for Shanghai on Tuesday. KTLA shares that the freshmen on the UCLA men's basketball team accused of shoplifting from Louis Vuitton store in city of Hangzhou could be in the foreign country for months. The three could miss significant time if the legal proceedings are drawn out.

There was no immediate word on the players' status for the team's home opener Wednesday night against Central Arkansas.

"One-on-one, I'm undefeated, never lost", LaVar Ball told ESPN's Stephen A. Smith on a March episode of "First Take".

The elder Ball has become a media personality by aggressively promoting his sons as future National Basketball Association superstars and had travelled to China on the trip to promote his Big Baller Brand shoe and apparel line.

If the three Bruins are going to be detained in China for another two weeks, they could miss up to five games before they get back on US soil, missing contests against Central Arkansas, South Carolina State, Creighton, Baylor/Wisconsin and UC Irvine.

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