Donald Trump takes the bait, and LaVar Ball’s Big Baller Brand wins again

collusion with Russia, the leader of the free world took amoment on Sunday to focus on a man who is absolutely nothing brief of a marketing genius."Now that the 3 basketball gamers are out of China and conserved from years in prison, LaVar Ball, the daddy of LiAngelo, is unaccepting of exactly what I provided for his son which shoplifting is no big deal," Trump tweeted to his 42-million-plus followers about the occurrence in which three UCLA basketball players were captured shoplifting and later on allowed to return home."I must have left them in prison! "Then about 6 hours later on, Trump tweeted again: "Shoplifting is a very

big offer in China, as it must be( 5-10 years in jail), however not to father LaVar, Ought to have gotten his child out throughout my next trip to China instead. China informed them why they were released. Really ungrateful!" Take a bow, LaVar.If only somebody in Trump's inner circle had informed him that this is straight out of LaVar's playbook, that his reliable method for promoting the family products is to troll people with a higher profile into speaking his name and, hence, grow the family company along the way.He has done it with: But this is a different level when it pertains to exposure, and the mantra that has actually served LaVar so well still uses:

There's no such thing as bad press.Just 5 days ago, not long after Trump preemptively required public thankfulness, UCLA players LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley rested on a podium and thanked the President like kids would Santa Claus. LaVar wasn't about to let Trump hold the spotlight.So three days later on, when asked by ESPN to discuss Trump's part in fixing the scenario, LaVar did exactly what he does. "Who?" he reacted

, while rookie shooting seasons in NBA historyor that LaVar's forecast that all of his children would be one-and-done NBA players isn't looking so great. All while making the finest of a bad situation.Say what you will about the parenting element of LaVar's ploys, however this legend has actually helped Big Baller Brand name become a global entity. And fact be told, LaVar-- who is selling a mindset as much as he is shoes and t-shirts-- had actually gone to work making that take place even prior to Trump's tweet.LaVar, who was with LiAngelo in China as the UCLA players spent a week inside their high-end hotel while their status was being solved, spent much of that time promoting "pop-up stores "in Hong Kong and Shanghai." That Huge Baller Brand is global,"he shouted from a hotel sofa throughout among his numerous marketing videos on his Twitter account.The strategy was working well even before Trump chimed in. And now the world is seeing, and someplace LaVar is laughing.The funniest twist of all? He really should be thanking Trump now. © 2017 USATODAY.COM