Once the news came down that UCLA freshman LiAngelo Ball and two of his teammates had gotten themselves arrested for stealing sunglasses in China, the jokes from social media began to fly, even though the situation was quite serious.
Waiting for their opportunity were “Inside The NBA” studio analysts Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal, who have both been involved in back and forth issues with LaVar Ball in the past.
Host Ernie Johnson put up the highlights of Lonzo Ball’s Lakers playing against the Wizards, and it quickly turned into an epic joke-fest between the crew.
“Do you think he went shopping in DC?” Shaquille O’Neal asked of the oldest Ball son.
“Better go to the Sunglass Hut,” Charles Barkley said. “I guarantee they don’t have security at the Sunglass Hut.”
“I will say this about the Lakers,” Smith quipped. “Their future is so bright, they’ve got to wear shades.”