LaVar Ball told CNN’s “New Day” that he had sent the president three pairs of red, white and blue Big Baller Brand shoes (the signature shoe goes for $395 a pair) to “show him that we’re patriotic” but “didn’t get a thank you.”
It’s the latest salvo in the war of words with Trump that began when the president called him an “ungrateful fool” for failing to thank him for helping secure the release of Ball’s son, LiAngelo, and two other UCLA basketball players who were arrested for shoplifting last month in China.
“It wasn’t the White House, it wasn’t the State Department, it wasn’t father LaVar’s so-called people on the ground in China that got his son out of a long term prison sentence – IT WAS ME,” Trump tweeted. “Too bad! LaVar is just a poor man’s version of Don King, but without the hair.”
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