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Trump escalates LaVar Ball feud: 'Poor man's Don King'

24 November 2017, 12:49 | Clyde Nash

LaVar Ball downplays Donald Trump's role in UCLA freshmen's release

LaVar Ball father of U.C.L.A. freshman LiAngelo

At 5:25 am, ET, Trump rehashed his beef with Ball, who has been reluctant to thank the President for his role in his son's release from China.

"It wasn't the White House, it wasn't the State Department, it wasn't father LaVar's so-called people on the ground in China that got his son out of a long term prison sentence - IT WAS ME".

Ball suggested Trump, who frequently brought up the conversation he had with Xi about the release during a trip to Asia, should stay quiet.

"Do you think the three UCLA Basketball Players will say thank you President Trump?" he tweeted.

The interview went off the deep end with LaVar yelling about a whole bunch of nothing, but he did manage to throw a few shots at the President in-between screaming and that's exactly what Donald Trump saw and spoke about on Twitter once again.

By now, you may have heard about LaVarr Ball's feud with President Trump. "They were headed for 10 years in jail!"

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The nature of and language in Trump's tweets could strike some as "racially coded", said Douglas Hartmann, a professor of sociology at the University of Minnesota who has written about politics, sports and race. Don't tell me nothing.

Abraham Khan, an assistant professor of African American studies and Communication Arts and Sciences at Pennsylvania State University, said there are two possible ways to view Trump's attacks against LaVar Ball. "Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out", Ball told ESPN on Friday. My son has built up enough character that one bad decision doesn't define him. "Then I would've said, 'Thank you Mr. Trump for taking my boys out of China and taking them back to the U.S.' There's a lot of room on that plane. I have to know what somebody is doing before I say 'thank you.' I'm not just going to go around saying thank you".

LaVar Ball - helped three sons become really good basketball players.

Trump took to Twitter to issue his response. After their arrest, the three college basketball players were released on bail but were required to remain in their hotel in China until the legal process was over. "I should have left them in jail!"

In the interview, Ball explains, "I don't have to go around saying "thank you" to everybody".

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