Well, this was bound to happen at some stage, wasn't it?
LaVar Ball is as divisive as they come in the NBA media, with the minority hanging off every word he says, whereas the majority cringing at some of the statements and hot takes Lonzo Ball's father comes up with. But despite everything LaVar's said up to this date, most of it was harmless comments. The latest incident LaVar's involved in, however, could have serious consequences.
First, it was the Better Business Bureau who gave LaVar's Big Baller Brand an F rating as a company due to their dreadful customer service and insane prices, but now, the triple B's have been accused of not paying up on time to suppliers.
Closet Collection, a US apparel company who manufacture the shirts and hats BBB sells online, are attempting to sue LaVar Ball due to debts owed by BBB, as Closet Collection reportedly made 2,500 units of merch for BBB, and have yet to be paid the $25,000 owed for the contract.
Via the Los Angeles Times:
“In a breach of contract lawsuit filed in San Bernardino County Superior Court, attorneys for Closet Collection allege that Big Baller Brand owes the company almost $25,000.
“When it came time to make payments, they kind of bailed,” a Closet Collection representative told The Times on Monday on the condition his name not be used because of the ongoing legal proceedings. “We tried for about three months. They said they would make payment about seven times. They just kept pushing it back and kept pushing it back.”
LaVar has yet to respond to these allegations, but he did respond to the Better Business Bureau's F rating:
“Better Business Bureau is as outdated as the Yellow Pages. Who cares about them? Tell them that Yelp! has replaced the Better Business Bureau. We honestly thought the Better Business Bureau was out of business. The new BBB stands for the Big Baller Brand.”
Even though Ball seems to be taking the negative feedback of his company in his stride, it's hard to laugh in the face of a $25,000 lawsuit for failing to pay your debts.