It feels like every week the Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up is coming to you from a different town. This Friday, I am at University of Pennsylvania for the Ivy Sports Symposium. I am here to listen to the amazing panels, network with a lot of friends in the sports industry, and accept my 10 Next Award (I am extremely thankful for the recognition). I have been battling a lingering cough for the past couple of weeks, but hopefully will put it fully behind me very soon. There has been a lot of press about a Complaint that was filed by myself and Richard Wolfe on behalf of Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino against Abercrombie & Fitch. If you have not heard about it, here is one of the many articles that have been written about the pending lawsuit. NBA heavy wrap-up! Here are some stories I missed over the past week:
- Agents want more tools in their toolboxes [Some agents believe recent NBA deals are diminishing their power].
- Mark Bartelstein says that the owners are being greedy, not the agents [Agent fires back at Stern over ‘greed’ comment].
- I say the answer is no [Would decertification kill current contracts?].
- Some agents were unaware of the NBPA’s decision to disclaim interest [Agents irked as NBA players say no].
- We may be seeing lots of lawsuits [Agents may sue league on behalf of locked out rookies].
- Early concessions by the NBPA could have damaged negotiations [Agent says NBA players did what they had to]
- Regarding Yu Darvish [America’s Favorite Free-Agent Pitcher Plays in Japan … and May Stay There].
- An article written by myself and Jason Belzer [Forcing social media silence not the answer for colleges].