LiAngelo Ball is leaving the UCLA basketball team and the university. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

In a shocking move, LaVar Ball has reportedly pulled LiAngelo Ball out of UCLA, both off the basketball team and out of school, per TMZ Sports.

Per the report, this has everything to do with the fact that Ball was suspended indefinitely after being busted for stealing multiple goods during Ball’s trip to China.

“We’re told Lavar believes the suspension was unfair, especially since the charges were dropped. Lavar’s people tell TMZ the famous dad thinks ‘There’s no need to break down a kid’s spirit for making a mistake.'”

Ball, a freshman, had not yet played in a single game for the Bruins before the incident in China. Per TMZ, Ball has yet to formally withdraw from UCLA but is at home and will not return to the school.

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.

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