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    LiAngelo Ball, UCLA Teammates Could Face 3 to 10 Years In Prison If Convicted In China

    LiAngelo Ball and UCLA teammates Cody Riley and Jalen Hill could face three to 10 years in prison if they are convicted of shoplifting in Shanghai, China where they were arrested on Tuesday.

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    I truly can’t believe how stupid these three are if they actually did steal from a store in China. On my list of 10 things to never do, “Get arrested in China” is like No. 2.
    Dumb dumbs.
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    Ball should have just told his dad to work a little harder and sell an extra couple of pair of Big Baller shoes so that he could have the pocket cash to buy an entire shipping container of Chinese crap while he was there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BYUMizzou View Post
    Ball should have just told his dad to work a little harder and sell an extra couple of pair of Big Baller shoes so that he could have the pocket cash to buy an entire shipping container of Chinese crap while he was there.
    I wonder if BBB shoes/clothing are manufactured in China. Maybe LaVar could threaten to pull the entire operation and move it to a different country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by myboynoah View Post
    I know it is mean-spirited of me, but it would be funny if they ended up doing some hard time in a chinese prison.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    I know it is mean-spirited of me, but it would be funny if they ended up doing some hard time in a chinese prison.
    Don't be ashamed of being a law-and-order type of guy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by myboynoah View Post
    Don't be ashamed of being a law-and-order type of guy!
    In the rare times, I'm in China I make extra certain I obey all the rules. I have no desire whatsoever to spend one minute in a Chinese prison. This isn't LA where athletes will get a free pass. It would be interesting if they had to spend a few years in a Chinese prison. I doubt it will happen but just the thirty day waiting period will be tough for those guys.

    They have already been released on bail. Not likely to suffer any consequences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    I know it is mean-spirited of me, but it would be funny if they ended up doing some hard time in a chinese prison.
    think of all the fun cross cultural montages of them developing a chinese super basketball team from prison inmates, where they have to play a final game against their former american team for freedom. in the end they would put love of country before themselves and refuse to play, accepting their prison fate. chinese officials would pardon them based on such a sincere display of patriotism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old_gregg View Post
    think of all the fun cross cultural montages of them developing a chinese super basketball team from prison inmates, where they have to play a final game against their former american team for freedom. in the end they would put love of country before themselves and refuse to play, accepting their prison fate. chinese officials would pardon them based on such a sincere display of patriotism.
    nice. i actually laughed at that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old_gregg View Post
    think of all the fun cross cultural montages of them developing a chinese super basketball team from prison inmates, where they have to play a final game against their former american team for freedom. in the end they would put love of country before themselves and refuse to play, accepting their prison fate. chinese officials would pardon them based on such a sincere display of patriotism.
    Jimmer, based on his "Lonely Master" superstar status in China gets to play LiAngelo in the made for TV movie.

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    >99% conviction rate. Prosecutors in China are very skilled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omaha 680 View Post
    >99% conviction rate. Prosecutors in China are very skilled.
    They only arrest guilty people!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    They only arrest guilty people!
    Of course. Because if you're guilty, don't you think you should be arrested? Don't be so soft on crime.
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    Give 'em Hell, Cougars!!!

    For all this His anger is not turned away, but His hand is stretched out still.

    Not long ago an obituary appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune that said the recently departed had "died doing what he enjoyed most—watching BYU lose."

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    Lavar Ball pulls Liangelo (wtf) from UCLA, is "exploring other options."
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    Lavar Ball pulls Liangelo (wtf) from UCLA, is "exploring other options."
    Chinese prison guard?
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    I honestly don't know if anybody on this board gives two shits about college basketball if BYU isn't involved, but if you do enjoy some CBB and you have a chance to watch Oklahoma and their frosh guard Trae Young, do it. kid is pretty incredible. a scoring and passing wizard.
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    No. 2 Kansas going down to UW at home tonight. Huskies up by 14 w/ 1:30 left.

    Edit: I guess it was in KC, not Lawrence, but that's pretty much a home game for KU.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    No. 2 Kansas going down to UW at home tonight. Huskies up by 14 w/ 1:30 left.

    Edit: I guess it was in KC, not Lawrence, but that's pretty much a home game for KU.
    that was a real shocker. even with Vick going off on them, though it helped that Graham couldn't throw it in the ocean.

    amazing what an actual coach can do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokymountainrain View Post
    that was a real shocker. even with Vick going off on them, though it helped that Graham couldn't throw it in the ocean.

    amazing what an actual coach can do.
    Five teams in the top 5 have lost to unranked teams this year. Crazy stat. Florida lost its 3rd straight last night this one to Loyola-Chicago. Has a team ever gone from 5th to unranked in one week?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cougjunkie View Post
    Five teams in the top 5 have lost to unranked teams this year. Crazy stat. Florida lost its 3rd straight last night this one to Loyola-Chicago. Has a team ever gone from 5th to unranked in one week?
    it is crazy. and florida looked unbeatable early on. but I watched that Loyola-Chicago game - man they jumped on florida early and never took their feet of the gas. impressive team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokymountainrain View Post
    it is crazy. and florida looked unbeatable early on. but I watched that Loyola-Chicago game - man they jumped on florida early and never took their feet of the gas. impressive team.
    Yeah they look good. The MVC is going to be a force this year. Loyola is 9-1 with the only loss a blowout to Boise. Boise is another team you can't sleep on this year. They are 8-1 with the only loss to Iowa state, but they have wins over Loyola-Chicago and ORegon in Eugene.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cougjunkie View Post
    Yeah they look good. The MVC is going to be a force this year. Loyola is 9-1 with the only loss a blowout to Boise. Boise is another team you can't sleep on this year. They are 8-1 with the only loss to Iowa state, but they have wins over Loyola-Chicago and ORegon in Eugene.
    didn't realize that about Boise. i'll have to pay attention.
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    Letting Chatman transfer (encouraging him to move on) was a mistake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tooblue View Post
    Letting Chatman transfer (encouraging him to move on) was a mistake.
    Nothing BYU could do in that situation. BYU Law School doesn't allow student athletes. (What I learned today from BYU people on Twitter.)

    Seems like a dumb rule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Tick View Post
    Nothing BYU could do in that situation. BYU Law School doesn't allow student athletes. (What I learned today from BYU people on Twitter.)

    Seems like a dumb rule.
    they do allow professional athletes, however
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Tick View Post
    Nothing BYU could do in that situation. BYU Law School doesn't allow student athletes. (What I learned today from BYU people on Twitter.)

    Seems like a dumb rule.
    That's the narrative that has been advanced by many, but it's not what really happened. The world is small, especially Mormondom. Through a strange series of events I had the pleasure of speaking with his parents on the day his transfer was officially announced. It was and likely will be my only brush with anyone of any historical importance closely linked to BYU men's sports. Understanding I only got one side of the story, and by individuals who were very careful and thoughtful with their words, and at that point frustrated but not bitter. From my perspective, Dave Rose did not handle the situation well. 21 points; clutch free throws at the end of a big game; drawing the assignment of guarding Grayson Allen all game: It was a mistake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tooblue View Post
    That's the narrative that has been advanced by many, but it's not what really happened. The world is small, especially Mormondom. Through a strange series of events I had the pleasure of speaking with his parents on the day his transfer was officially announced. It was and likely will be my only brush with anyone of any historical importance closely linked to BYU men's sports. Understanding I only got one side of the story, and by individuals who were very careful and thoughtful with their words, and at that point frustrated but not bitter. From my perspective, Dave Rose did not handle the situation well. 21 points; clutch free throws at the end of a big game; drawing the assignment of guarding Grayson Allen all game: It was a mistake.
    Revisionist history. While that may have been part of it, it wasn't like he was lighting it up during his time here.

    Truth is more than likely somewhere in the middle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Tick View Post
    Revisionist history. While that may have been part of it, it wasn't like he was lighting it up during his time here.

    Truth is more than likely somewhere in the middle.
    Nothing revisionist about it. When he was at the Y, he should've gotten more minutes than he did. He actually played defense on a team that desperately needed defense. But that obviously was not a point of emphasis for Rose at that time. Funny thing is, it is now a point of emphasis and senior leadership from a player like Chatman would've been great this season. But oh well, Rose seems to have learned from his mistake—the sign of a good coach. I hope he is the basketball coach at BYU for many more seasons.
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    LaMelo and LiAngelo Ball have turned pro, agreeing to one-year contracts with Vytautas Prienai in the first-division Lithuanian league, sources told Yahoo Sports.

    https://sports.yahoo.com/sources-lam...224230655.html

    LaMelo left Chino Hills High in California before his junior season this year to be home-schooled and is considered a legitimate pro prospect. The move to turn pro overseas is unprecedented for the consensus top-10 player in the class of 2019, who is skipping two years of high school and his commitment at UCLA. Luka Doncic — the potential No. 1 pick in the 2018 NBA draft — turned pro in Europe early in his basketball life and has set a recent standard of development and ability to succeed against older competition in tougher leagues.

    “Our club is excited for the arrival of LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball,” Vytautas sports director Vilius Vaitkevicius said. “We are committed to their long-term success and development as professional basketball players.”

    Former Gonzaga standout Kevin Pangos and two-year NBA veteran Brandon Davies currently play for the Lithuanian league’s top team, Zalgiris.
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