UCLA released a statement regarding the incident, "We are aware of a situation involving UCLA student-athletes in Hangzhou, China".
A USC professor says the Chinese justice system is very political and the UCLA players will likely not serve any jail time.
Instead of focusing on basketball, the team is now forced to focus on the legal fate of some of their youngest players, reports CBS News' Vladimir Duthiers. We are directing all inquiries about the specifics of this matter to UCLA.
The three UCLA basketball players arrested in connection with an alleged shoplifting in Hangzhou, China, have been released on bail, according to an ESPN report.
Calls to Ball's father, LaVar, were not immediately returned.
"It'll be fine, it'll be fine". He'll be fine. Everyone's making it a big deal. "It could be days, it could be weeks it could be months, theoretically speaking even years until they are allowed to leave China".
LiAngelo Ball was one of three UCLA players arrested in China on shoplifting allegations, according to ESPN.
LaVar Ball sits with his sons LaMelo (l.) and LiAngelo.
LaVar's Big Baller Brand also makes shoes, ranging in price from $220 to one pair that costs $995. And now it's happening and they're shocked!
"I got nothing yet", he said. "We stand ready to provide appropriate consular assistance for U.S. citizens". Cops zeroed in on the cargo bays of the team buses before they left for practice and they detained at least six Georgia Tech and UCLA players for several hours, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Sports' Dan Wetzel, citing the website for the Chinese mission to the United Nations.