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Things to Know: LaVar Ball talks about Trump's help on CNN

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

On Monday night, Big Baller Brand founder and CEO LaVar Ball made an appearance on CNN for an interview with host Chris Cuomo. The elder Ball is like a lot of parents you meet at little league games who can't stop shouting about how good their kid is, except Ball's kids are actually good and instead of shouting from rusty bleachers, LaVar often shouts from ESPN as a commentator.

Ball continued: "If you helped, you shouldn't have to say anything". I wouldn't have thanked the motherfucker either. If there's anything the former reality star loves more than golfing at Mar-a-Lago, it's firing off ill-thought out tweets.

LaVar Ball, father of one of the three US basketball players detained in China, seems done with this back and forth with President Trump.

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. "And you're the head of the United States?"

In a better world, the president would have quietly worked behind the scenes to secure the release of three UCLA basketball players arrested for shoplifting in China.

"Did [Mr Trump] help the boys get out? Let him do his political affairs and let me handle my son, and let's just stay in our lane".

Over the weekend, LaVar Ball-a bombastic figure himself-diminished Donald Trump's role in getting his son and two other UCLA basketball players back to the US after they were arrested for shoplifting in China. Ball appeared on CNN last night to speak on the topic and it was as mindless as you'd imagine. "I should have left them in jail", Trump tweeted in response.

He said Trump didn't travel to China specifically to get his son released.

"I can assure you President Trump mentioning [the detainment] to the Chinese President didn't hurt his situation".

"Somebody told me about the tweet a couple days ago". If I was going to thank somebody, I'd probably thank President Xi.

Stephen Colbert addresses Trump's "Thanksgiving" tweets attacking LaVar Ball. "I'm just saying, I'm not just saying thank you to anybody for nothing", Ball said.

Despite going on air and talking to various national media outlets over the past year, Ball kept saying he wanted people to "leave him alone".