Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (3/28/2014)

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant speaks during a press conference before the 2014 NBA All-Star Game at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
With time off the court, Kobe Bryant creates Kobe Inc. and makes a big investment. Photo Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

It’s Great To Be A Florida Gator.  I was in Gainesville the last time the Gators men’s basketball team won a couple of championships, and I remember the joy I felt watching that team destroy the competition.  It may be more gratifying watching this year’s team, albeit many miles away, which is undoubtedly less talented on an individual basis, but amazing to see compete as a team.  Hopefully it is an easy win and then on to the Final Four in Dallas.  Last night was a lot of fun (and hence why the wrap-up is coming to you a little late).  There was a huge celebration for the release of my new book in conjunction with a fantastic sports business networking event.  It felt good to be a sports business-related practitioner based in Miami.  This week on FORBES: (1) DraftKings Responds To FanDuel’s Fantasy Sports False Advertising Claim; and (2) Northwestern Football Union Decision Should Mark The End Of The Student-Athlete.  Also a contribution on STACK: How Northwestern Football Players’ Right to Unionize Could Change College Sports.  And as always, the weekly wrap-up:

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