Maybe that luxury hotel in China wasn’t so bad after all.
UCLA players LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley arrived in Los Angeles on Tuesday, a week after they were arrested for allegedly shoplifting from a Louis Vuitton store while the Bruins were in China for their season opener. The players spent the past week in a hotel in Hangzhou, China, while rumors of a three-to-10-year prison sentence swirled.
Once Ball and Co. stepped foot in Los Angeles International Airport, a swarm of reporters and/or hecklers pounced. Check out the crazy scene in the video below.
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UCLA basketball players swarmed by reporters as they return to Los Angeles after spending a week under house arrest in China amid shoplifting allegations. The three players – LiAngelo Ball, younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill – were allowed to return home as the situation has been "resolved to the satisfaction of the Chinese authorities," according to Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott. #ucla #lax #losangeles
Well, that didn’t look like much fun.
Honestly, though, someone should tell Hill that situational awareness isn’t a phrase that only applies in sports, as showing up carrying a shopping bag amid shoplifting allegations isn’t exactly a great idea.
Hopefully these players can learn and move on from this embarrassing situation and begin crafting their apologies for President Donald Trump.