Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (5/20/2011)
This wrap-up is coming to you live from the Sports Lawyers Association’s Annual Conference in Washington D.C. I will actually be leaving D.C. tonight to head back to Florida and attend a wedding on Saturday (the conference goes through Saturday). Who do you think the Cleveland Cavaliers will take with the #1 and #4 overall picks in the 2011 NBA Draft? How about the return of Udonis Haslem? I have been receiving more cases concerning online copyright infringement, and I absolutely love it. Know anyone who may have an issue? Send them my way! Here are some stories I missed over the past week:
- The New England Patriots follow draft prospects on Twitter as part of the scouting process [Quick-hit thoughts around NFL & Pats].
- Particular focus on item 7. Will the players stay unified during the lockout? [Ruling in favor of NFL, lockout extension set up key June decision]
- The Houston Texans have more players on Twitter than any other team [Twitter sense for NFL players].
- The Rays have 12 of the first 89 picks in the 2011 Draft and 10 of the first 60 [Rays readying to make most of Draft bounty].
- Agents have a vested interest to fight implementation of a slotting system [Sides dig in for battle over slotting in draft].
- Boras says that Eric Hosmer will have his own market [Boras shoots down idea of Royals locking up Hosmer].
- Eric Goodwin makes sure to mention his previous work with LeBron and Dwight [Kevin Durant’s Marketability On The Rise].
- PAFI stands for the Professional Athlete Franchise Initiative [Sports agents team with PAFI to prepare clients for career transition].