"I take full responsibility for the mistakes I have made, shoplifting", Riley told reporters.
In his tweet on Tuesday after the players returned from China, he said: "Do you think the three UCLA Basketball Players will say thank you President Trump?"
The three UCLA players thanked President Trump "for intervening on [their] behalf" in their statements upon returning to the United States.
LaVar Ball isn't being generous to the President though. The family includes Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball; UCLA frosh LiAngelo; and high school basketball sensation LaMelo Ball, who is already committed to UCLA.
Trump said "you're welcome" and then encouraged the players to have a great life while being cautious.
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All three players have been suspended from the UCLA basketball team indefinitely.
"I would also like to thank President Trump and the United States government for the help they provided as well", said LiAngelo Ball, the younger brother of the National Basketball Association star Lonzo Ball.
In a press conference a few hours after Trump's comments, the three men held a press conference in which they apologized to China for shoplifting and thanked President Trump for raising their case with Jinping. "They were headed for 10 years in jail!" he tweeted. The players were kept in the team's hotel during questioning from the police. Maybe the President got involved; maybe his involvement helped expedite the return of the dipshits to their home country.
"As long as my boy's back here, I'm fine", Ball told ESPN. "We'll be good", Ball said of Trump on Wednesday upon landing in Los Angeles. A lot of people like to say a lot of things that they thought happened over there. Sources previously told ESPN that the situation was likely to be resolved in several weeks, but Trump was visiting China and claimed to have brought the matter up with Xi Jinping. "I'm happy with how things were handled".
"I can't wait to see President Trump walking around the Oval Office in a Trump branded suit and the Big Baller Brand sneakers I'm sure LaVar will send him for Christmas!" Days later, the players were freed.