President Donald Trump continued to heckle LaVar Ball who refused to give him credit for helping his son get released from China after he was arrested for shoplifting.
“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,” he wrote on Twitter.
Trump spoke personally with Chinese President Xi Jinping to advocate for the three UCLA basketball players who were arrested for shoplifting during their time in China for a game.
But during an interview with CNN, Ball refused to give Trump credit.
“If I was going to thank somebody I would probably thank President Xi,” he said.
Trump responded by calling Ball “a poor man’s version of Don King, but without the hair” and reminded him that his son could have spent Thanksgiving in jail.
“Just think LaVar, you could have spent the next 5 to 10 years during Thanksgiving with your son in China, but no NBA contract to support you,” Trump added. “But remember LaVar, shoplifting is NOT a little thing. It’s a really big deal, especially in China. Ungrateful fool!”