LaMelo Ball has been leading the Charlotte Hornets to a strong start this season. Charlotte is 23-19, good enough for the 7th seed if the playoffs started today. Ball has emerged as the leader of the team. A player of Ball’s caliber needs a good publicist.

Amber Johnson was thought to be that publicist when she was hired by LaMelo in 2019. According to TMZ Sports, Johnson is now taking the basketball star to court. Amber claims Johnson never paid her cut for helping to broker a deal between Puma and LaMelo.

LaMelo Ball is also being sued for $4,800 in expenses related to other projects Johnson assisted him with. The total price tag in the case calls for damages over $10 million. The publicist could be getting a huge payday if the suit is successful.

The Puma contract netted LaMelo $100 million. Johnson was owed a 10% cut. The numbers don’t lie. If LaMelo didn’t pay her, that’s about what he owes her.

The Ball camp has not responded to inquiries regarding the matter. LaMelo is currently busy trying to put together a playoff run. Perhaps his publicist can handle this all.

LaMelo Ball made big money off his Puma deal. If Amber Johnson can prove that she hooked the contract up, Ball is going to owe her some money. Time will tell what happens once this all gets before a judge.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a new contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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