Twitter reactions to the wacky LaVar Ball interview on CNN

Carla Harmon
November 21, 2017

UCLA basketball players LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley, and Jalen Hill were released from Chinese custody and were allowed to come back to the United States last week. "Frankly, it didn't seem like the father wanted the president to intervene, which I think would have been a sad thing if he hadn't, most likely".

Colbert providing his commentary on the entire situation which began when LaVar simply responded to a question about Donald Trump with the one word the president can't stand: "Who?"

"I would've said "Thank you" if he would've put him on his plane and took him home", Ball said.

The day before Trump's tweet, Ball told ESPN that he was annoyed with everyone exaggerating the incident in general as well as Trump's role in the release of the basketball players.

"Did he [Trump] help the boys get out?"

Even after being pressed by Cuomo repeatedly to thank the president, Ball refused and said he would like to pass a message onto Trump. Don't tell me nothing.

"Tell Donald Trump to have a great Thanksgiving because Big Baller is". "I did hear three "President Trumps" and three 'American government.' Now they get back on American soil, he [LaVar Ball] wants to pound his chest". "I just think this is a sign of what's sick about America, that people don't take responsibility, they don't take accountability".

The dance went on for a painful 10 minutes plus and despite Cuomo's efforts to make the freaky interview appear as serious journalism, he never got the exciting headline he was seeking, unless you count an interview going completely off the rails.

"Let [Trump] do his political affairs and let me handle my son, and lets just stay in our lanes", he said upon further prompting.

As for gratitude, Ball offered a scenario that involved Air Force One where he would have thanked Trump. The NFL running back was photographed sitting during the US national anthem, but standing when Mexico's was sung. "I wouldn't have thanked the motherf**ker either", he said.

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