Young Money Sports Sues NBA Player Frank Mason for Not Returning Their Chain
Lil Wayne's sports agency Young Money APAA Sports lost its marquee basketball signing Frank Mason III earlier this year, and now they're suing the Sacramento Kings sophomore for failing to return their money, TMZ reports.
The agency wants to recover Mason's $40,000 cash advance and $52,000 it spent on the player's pre-draft expenses, plus damages. It also apparently gifted Mason an $11,000 diamond chain in the shape of Young Money's logo, which the agency wants back, too.
Mason was picked by the Kings in the second round of the 2017 NBA Draft after a decorated senior season at the University of Kansas. He signed to Weezy's agency but fired them in April "at the urging of a former YM employee," according to a lawsuit obtained by TMZ. The contract reportedly entitled the agency to the money if Mason ever left the firm.
Wayne, who was released from Cash Money Records in June, launched the sports agency under its current name in 2016 and still serves on the executive team. The agency primarily represents NFL players, but also reps four basketball players and one boxer, according to its website.
The fallout with Mason stands in sharp contrast to Weezy's last sports-related headline when he sent San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan signed copies of Tha Carter III after reports that Shanahan named his son Carter after Wayne.
Mason appears to have responded to the lawsuit Wednesday (Aug. 8) on Twitter with a tweet featuring the blue hat emoji. It's unclear whether his contract with Young Money APAA Sports included a "no cap" clause. Read the tweet below.
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