LaVar Ball's home burglarized during Chino Hills playoff game

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LaVar Ball's Chino Hills home was burglarized while he watch his sons high school playoff game. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The home of Lavar Ball was burglarized in Chino Hills while two of his sons played in a high school playoff game Tuesday evening.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said they received a call at about 8:20 p.m. from a neighbor who reported hearing the sound of glass breaking.

When deputies arrived, they said items were found piled into bags inside the home. The suspects, who were caught on surveillance camera, had already fled the scene, according to the sheriff's department.

"Everybody's all right," LaVar Ball said. "Chino Hills has got the best neighborhood watch in the world. As soon as you bust a window, they're calling the police. That's all they did, was break a window."

LaVar Ball was attending a playoff game as his sons LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball were playing for Chino Hills High School. LaVar Ball said he believed the burglars may have been from his sons' school and knew his family would be away from the home while attending the game.

"I wish I was there. It's not hard to get in my house, it's hard to get out," he said.

Lonzo Ball, the eldest of the Ball brothers, is a standout player at UCLA and expected to be a high pick in the NBA draft this summer. He will be playing in the most important game of his career to date, as the Bruins take on Kent State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday.

LaVar Ball said the burglary would not be a distraction for his son.

"I tell him to treat basketball like entertainment. The show must go on. I'll worry about this stuff," LaVar Ball said as he motioned back to his home. "This isn't going to stop Lonzo from eating or sleeping. I protect my boys."

LiAngelo Ball is set to play for UCLA next season and LaMelo Ball still has two more years of high school remaining.

MORE: LaMelo Ball scores 92 points for Chino Hills High School

"It was just a little messed up, that's all. Stuff was out the closet," LiAngelo Ball explained to Eyewitness News.

LaVar Ball made headlines recently after he said he was looking for a package shoe deal for his three sons for $1 billion.

"The fact that I said my boys were going to be worth $1 billion, they must've thought it was in the house," LaVar Ball joked.

MORE: LaVar Ball claims he "would kill Michael Jordan one-on-one" back in his heyday

Officials only described the suspects as two males wearing dark clothing. Authorities said they would be reviewing surveillance video to gather more evidence.

Anyone with information that could aid detectives in their investigation was urged to call the Chino Hills Police Station's Detective Bureau at (909) 364-2000.
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