LaVar Ball’s JBA league sold itself as a professional alternative to the NCAA. And in the first season, the league clearly had its struggles.
Aside from being plagued with poor attendance, overpriced tickets and borderline unwatchable basketball, the JBA was disorganized at an operational level. While a former Los Angeles Ballers player claimed that league officials broke contact with him without paying his owed salary, other players simply had not been paid at all.
The latest episode of Ball in the Family offered a glimpse of that dysfunction. Around the 16:45 mark of the episode, league director and Big Baller Brand manager Alan Foster could be seen talking to a troubled Shawn Lee. The Chicago Ballers player told Foster that he hadn’t been paid.