Ball, the brother of Lakers rookie and former Bruin Lonzo Ball, was arrested in early November along with Jalen Hill and Cody Riley while the UCLA team was in China to take part in a season-opening game against Georgia Tech.
He even recently was on CNN, refusing to thank President Donald Trump for his involvement in releasing his son, LiAngelo Ball, from China. "So basically they're in jail here".
"I'm going to make him way better for the draft than UCLA ever could have", he said. He could perhaps polish his skills with personal coaches and then take a shot at National Basketball Association pre-draft combines in the summer, but he would still be a longshot to make an National Basketball Association roster.
Though there have been signs of stardom for Lonzo Ball - he became the youngest player in National Basketball Association history to record a triple double - he has had an uneven rookie season, shooting just over 30% from the floor. "They didn't tell me anything, so why am I gonna tell them".
The three players have remained indefinitely suspended by the program.
If the National Basketball Association draft is the family's focus, Ball might have an uphill battle. However, a source at UCLA told ESPN's Arash Markazi that this is probably the end for the Ball family at the school.
For LaVar Ball, the drama of arguing with the president and having his son leave U.C.L.A. - where his youngest son, LaMelo, is also committed to attend in 2019 - is nothing new.