Twitter reactions to the wacky LaVar Ball interview on CNN

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

Ball's interview Monday night with CNN morning host Chris Cuomo is classic LaVar, who until now has been more familiar to suffering sports fans than to the rest of America.

The president, in tweets Sunday, said he should have left LiAngelo Ball and two other UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in jail because LaVar Ball "is unaccepting of what I did for his son" and "very ungrateful!" He's spent the last week patting himself on the back and expecting praise from LiAngelo (Gelo) Ball, as well as his outspoken father LaVar Ball (who is also dad to Lonzo Ball, selected second overall by the Lakers in the 2017 NBA Draft), but to no avail.

"I don't have to go around saying thank you to everybody", he added.

"Do you think the three UCLA Basketball Players will say thank you President Trump?". If there's anything the former reality star loves more than golfing at Mar-a-Lago, it's firing off ill-thought out tweets.

Snoop called Trump "garbage" and asked how Americans could have voted him into office, voicing disgust at how Trump handled both the Lynch and Ball controversies. Now, it's him calling for the NFL to suspend Marshawn Lynch for sitting during the US national anthem but standing during the Mexican anthem on Sunday. "I've got to talk to my kid, '" Gingrich said.

"Did (Trump) help the boys get out?"

Cavuto said Trump is "using a bazooka to respond to a pea shooter".

BALL: I'm telling you, somebody had to do something. "I should have left him in jail".

The tweet came shortly after LaVar Ball, the father of one of the players who was arrested, downplayed the President's role in releasing his son from China. I'm not saying nothing to the president.

"What was he over there for?" he asked of the President's trip to China.

Here, the elder Ball wanted to make it clear that he does not view Trump as the white knight of the situation.

"Somebody told me about the tweet a couple days ago. That's not me. I handle what's going on and then we go from there".

Ball's son, UCLA basketball LiAngelo Ball, and two of his teammates were facing several years in prison on a shoplifting charge.

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