In a recent Facebook video, Johnson accused Love of providing Bamba money, vacations, and other extra benefits while steering him toward certain colleges with the aim of working with him later. (Bamba in May chose Texas over Kentucky, Duke and Michigan.)
Johnson said that he hoped to become an NBA agent himself, and that he had intended to pursue graduate studies at Texas to that end while Bamba was in school. He said that while Bamba initially supported the idea of his brother joining him, he eventually told Johnson not to come to Texas. Johnson then apparently went public with the video as an act of retribution.
“He’s not going to play this year in the NCAA because I already reported him to the NCAA and I’m already going to meet with the NCAA,” said Johnson, a former basketball player at Division II University of Montevallo. “He’s not going to play this year. I’m not going to lie to you. I exposed that kid.”
The 6-foot-11 Bamba is projected as the No. 4 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft by DraftExpress.com.