Ex-JBA Player Says LaVar Ball Didn’t Pay Him His Full Contract Amount; Gave Up Eligibility For $1K
Brandon Phillips played for the Los Angles Ballers in the JBA, but stated the league never got around to paying or fulfilling its contract obligations to him.
Per Cycle Media’s Thomas Duffy, Phillips said the JBA has only paid him roughly one-third of what he was promised:
Former JBA player Brandon Phillips (@itsbphilly) tells me the league only paid him about 1/3 of what he was promised.
Had to pay for his own bags on every flight, so he saved nothing.
Owed two more checks but nobody’s returning his calls.
Gave up his eligibility for ~$1000.
— Thomas Duffy (@TJDhoops) August 16, 2018
Phillips even spoke out about it on social media:
Never said anything about Lavar ball, he wasn’t traveling with us. The league has been great to a lot of kids. But in my case not so much and i don’t know what players you’ve talked to but i can provide screenshots of players on my team who also got cut backing up my statements.
— Brandon Phillips (@itsbphilly) August 16, 2018
Duffy noted that Phillips gave up his college eligibility for roughly $1,000 in salary to play just four games, because he would be cut to make way for LiAngelo Ball to join the L.A. squad.
JBA players are supposed to receive a base salary of $3,000 per month and a 60 percent return on their jersey sales. LaVar or top associates for the JBA have yet to respond to these claims.