Did you get the deal in writing?
Do you have receipts that you helped facilitate a deal?
If the publicist who is suing LaMelo Ball has those two things, she might have a case. I think one of the problems she might have is proving that LaMelo Ball needed her to introduce him to PUMA. LaMelo was the third pick in the draft, his brother is in the league and he a part of one of the most famous sports families in the country. It is highly likely every sneaker company in the world was going to make a run at him.
Here is what Amber Johnson is accusing Melo of doing via TMZ.
A publicist is suing LaMelo Ball … claiming the NBA star owes her MILLIONS after he signed a lucrative contract with Puma but never gave her her cut of the deal.
Amber Johnson spelled out the allegations in a new lawsuit, obtained by TMZ Sports, claiming Ball hired her back in 2019 to score business deals, but he screwed her over a short time later.
Johnson says she worked with Ball to get him on a video game streaming show — and things went so well, Ball and his reps asked her to work with them going forward.
In her suit, Johnson claims as part of their working relationship, Ball and his camp agreed to give her a 10 percent cut of any deal she found for the hooper. She also says they agreed to reimburse her for any out-of-pocket expenses that she incurred while working on projects for Melo.
Following that deal in 2019, Johnson says she began talking to Puma about working with Ball as well.
In her suit, Johnson says she helped facilitate communication between Melo and the giant shoe company … which she says ultimately resulted in a $100 million contract for Ball.
Ms. Johnson wants $10 million for her troubles.
LaMelo’s team hasn’t responded to the suit.
Flip the pages for the Melo’s Puma commercial.