Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (4/18/2014)
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Finally a week without travel, but unfortunately also a week without any bread, beans or oatmeal. Such is the state of affairs whenever Passover rolls around. There will be a worthwhile Sports Law event in Miami next week — check it out. Lots of interesting transactional and litigation type of work down here in South Florida, so it is good to be stationed at the office for a bit. Book sales have been strong; make sure to pick up a copy of How to Play the Game: What Every Sports Attorney Needs to Know. This week on FORBES: (1) IBM At The Masters: A Sponsorship Unlike Any Other; (2) Sports Business Power Player Alan Zucker Moves From IMG Worldwide To Excel Sports; (3) Jordan Spieth’s Scintillating Performance Shines Spotlight On Under Armour Golf At The Masters; (4) NFL Players Able To More Successfully Sell Social Media Access With New Activate Platform; (5) Surge For 2014 World Cup Tickets Shifts To A Still Cheap Secondary Market; (6) New York Yankees Gain Sponsor Directly Tied To Derek Jeter; and (7) Report Highlights Importance Of Soccer To Hispanic Millennial Market Segment. And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- What a mitzvah that would be! [Shalom, Stoudemire: Could NBA star end up playing for Israeli team he owns?]
- Reportedly the 3rd largest deal among NBA players [Damian Lillard lands mammoth shoe deal with Adidas].
- Rules like this are so pathetic [NCAA’s draft withdrawal deadline an affront to every college basketball player].
- Saric’s agent is interviewed by DraftExpress [Misko Raznatovic: Dario Saric Will Declare for the 2014 NBA Draft].
- Really not much to see here [D-backs, agent spar over promotion of top pitching prospect Bradley].
- Charged Tuesday with 17 counts of fraud [Former agent for Packers players stole $1.9 million, indictment says].
- Did anyone really think he was done? [Olympic great Michael Phelps ending retirement]
- Roc Nation Sports wants to stay boutique-ish [The GQ+A: Juan Perez on Roc Nation Sports and Its “Cream of the Crop” Expansion Plans].