Miami Heat. Repeat. I had a blast in Minneapolis, Minnesota this week speaking at the Brewer Sports Symposium’s Sports Law For Rookies And Veterans event. Bill Plaschke wrote a really strong article about Los Angeles Dodgers team president Stan Kasten and his relationship with his father, who survived Nazi concentration camps. Pots and pans are still banging in Miami, and I have not slept in days. This past week on FORBES: (1) Compelling Boston Bruins Vs. Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Finals Could Keep Money In All NHL Players’ Pockets; (2) Booking Golf Tee Times Gradually Shifting To Online Marketplace; (3) Ed O’Bannon’s Challenge To Complete Class Certification In Fight Against NCAA; and (4) Miami Heat Vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Finals Game 7 Tickets Continue To Rise In Price. As always, the weekly wrap-up:
- Andrew Brandt wonders why Jay-Z wants to become an agent [Jay-Z the agent already a threat; London is calling; more mail].
- NFLPA appears to be taking this matter seriously thus far [Miale meeting tomorrow with NFLPA].
- Rep’d by the Boras Corp. [Long road ties agent to Starling].
- Marc Edelman stays on top of the daily sports fantasy gaming industry [Pablo Sandoval’s Endorsement Of Daily Fantasy Sports Could Trigger Major League Baseball Scrutiny].
- He overturned the Ryan Braun suspension [Shyam Das, former MLB arbitrator, breaks down baseball’s appeals process].
- And allow athletes to hire agents [Let’s Give the Rich and Powerful Their Own NCAA Division].
- Highlighting the positives and negatives for athletes and brands [Start-Ups Are Signing Celebrity Endorsers By Paying Them Equity, But At What Legal Risk?].
- “If you did something,” Vaccaro says, “people know who you are.” [One-man rebellion: Sonny Vaccaro takes on the NCAA].