Trump interferes to deny 3 African-American youths opportunity of fair trial in China!
Three UCLA basketball players – including the brother of Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball – held in China after being accused of shoplifting were on their way back to the United States on Tuesday after President Trump lobbied for their release with China’s leader.
“The three UCLA men’s basketball student-athletes involved in the incident with authorities in Hangzhou, China, are on a flight back home to Los Angeles, and the matter has been resolved to the satisfaction of the Chinese authorities,” Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said in a statement.
The highly recruited players – freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley – were seen at Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport checking into a Los Angeles-bound Delta flight, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing airline staff.
The three Bruins have been held in Hangzhou since last week when they were accused of stealing sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store next to their hotel.