Last night’s loss to the New York Knicks hurt quite a bit, and I know I am going to be hearing about it all day from select clients. Just remember – it’s only December. What are your thoughts on the Israeli basketball team that suspended its captain for calling another player a Nazi? I have a Nike Florida Gators yarmulke, which gives me some cred in the synagogue. But how about wearing a yarmulke on the basketball court? My Forbes articles this week are as follows: (1) Does David Stern’s $250,000 Fine Against The Spurs Jeopardize The Integrity Of The NBA?; (2) Louisville Slugger Has A Gem With New myEvolution Custom Glove; and (3) Gold Medal Skier Julia Mancuso Partners With Koss To Promote Headphones For Active Women. And here are some stories I failed to write about over the past week:
- The highest paid player left on the Marlins…by far [Agent: Ricky Nolasco wants out].
- If not for Bo, R.A. Dickey could have been pitching in Korea instead of winning the Cy Young Award [‘Cy Agent’ Bo McKinnis wins trust of baseball’s best pitchers].
- Losing a popularity contest counts for nothing [Boras: I owe debt to Miller].
- Brian Murphy is a Notre Dame alumnus and founder of Athletes First [Alumnus works dream job as sports agent].
- John Wolf used to represent Jim McMahon and Deion Sanders [Liquor Boy, now open in St. Louis Park, founded by sports agent and grocer’s grandson].
- Not much has been talked about regarding funds going to Michael Huyghue’s sports agency [Nevin Shapiro’s two roles: Miami Hurricanes sugar daddy, pseudo agent].
- Open to all current and former NFL players and their spouses [NFL Franchising Boot Camp].
Under-reported how overseas basketball players often go unpaid [Players give ultimatum to Oita, plan appeal to FIBA].