In 2017 the Ball family exploded on to the social media scene. Headed by father, LaVar Ball, they have created their own TV show, “Ball in the Family,” and run the basketball apparel brand Big Baller Brand. Lonzo Ball, was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers and is currently playing in his first year with them.
LaVar Ball has been the voice of the family, he is known for his obnoxious rants, and his claims of being able to beat legendary baller Micheal Jordan in one on one. However, larger than life LaVar has found himself in hot water. According to TMZ, The Better Business Bureau has awarded Big Baller Brand with an F rating.
TMZ goes on to write, “The BBB is warning consumers about BBB — the Better Business Bureau tells TMZ Sports the Big Baller Brand is a disaster … and has earned the lowest possible rating, an F.
Ever since LaVar Ball launched the apparel company, the BBB has been inundated with complaints from customers who either didn’t get their orders … or got the wrong items.
If you’re into keeping stats — how’s this: Big Baller has 41 negative reviews and ZERO positive … with 33 formal complaints on file.
FYI, the Better Business Bureau is a 105-year-old non-profit organization that monitors businesses across the country to help protect consumers.
The BBB reached out to Big Baller Brand twice to help resolve their issues — but no one at Big Baller ever called them back.
Blair Looney, CEO of Better Bus. Bureau Central CA, tells TMZ Sports consumers should be very careful when considering making a Big Baller purchase.”
But LaVar’s problems didn’t end there, he is now being sued by the apparel company. According to totalprosports.com, “All those hats, shirts, and other high-priced apparel sold by Big Baller Brand that is screen-printed and embroidered were done by the Chino company Closet Collection, and they are not happy because they have not been paid. Now comes a lawsuit.
“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.”
The lawsuit, filed in November, had not previously been reported. Big Baller Brand representatives didn’t respond to a request for comment.
The Closet Collection representative estimated the company provided about 2,500 pieces of merchandise to Big Baller Brand last May. “Basically their entire website was produced by us,” the representative said.
The civil complaint noted that Closet Collection also provided storage and brand management for Big Baller Brand.”
Looks like Big Baller Brand has some Big Baller Problems.”
Good luck to LaVar Ball, we’re not sure he’s going to be able to talk his way out of this one.