UCLA basketball players arrested in China thank Trump

“To President Trump and the United States government, thank you for taking the time to intervene on our behalf,” said Cody Riley, one of the three arrested players. “We really appreciate you helping us out.”

Riley’s sentiment was echoed by the other two Bruins who were implicated — LiAngelo Ball and Jalen Hill. Ball is the most well-known of the three players, as he is the brother of L.A. Lakers star rookie Lonzo Ball, and the son of LaVar Ball — whose hyperbolic promotion of his sons has made him a household name.