Donald Sterling and the future ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers took over the news this week. Not just the sports-related coverage of the news, but it was pretty much what every person was discussing in the workplace and at home. Busy week of litigation for me, with a nice win at trial and other favorable results coming through. Sales of my new book, How to Play the Game, continue to be strong. Haven’t picked up a copy yet? Go grab one on Amazon! This week on FORBES: (1) Arizona Senate Shows No Love For Phoenix Coyotes; (2) Keep Questioning Why College Athletes Cannot Command More Money; (3) If NBA Drops Donald Sterling, Magic Johnson ‘Absolutely Interested’ In Taking Over Clippers, Report Says; (4) Donald Sterling’s Comments Begin To Have Financial Impact On Los Angeles Clippers; (5) Hello To Charlotte Hornets As Charlotte Bobcats Get Swept By Miami Heat; (6) Why Adam Silver’s Demand That Donald Sterling Sell The LA Clippers Is Not So Simple; and (7) Should NBA Constitution Prevent Forced Sale Of Donald Sterling’s Los Angeles Clippers? And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- Check out the option year salary differences for top 10 selections [Agent's Take: The hidden economics lurking within the 2014 NFL Draft].
- The fate of Terry Watson remains up in the air [Hearing in UNC sports agent case delayed until June].
- He ranked No. 19 last year [Russell Wilson Is The NFL's Top Player For Licensed Sales].
- Looks like he may be favoring Under Armour [Peyton Manning Is No Longer Signed to Reebok].
- Really gotta read this [Agent vs. Club: J.J. Watt mock negotiation Part I].
- And thus, this as well [Agent vs. Club: J.J. Watt mock negotiation Part II].
- Mark Bartelstein has his pick of Michigan basketball players [Michigan's Nik Stauskas backs Mitch McGary, impressed with his honesty].
- Gary Prolman is also a sports agent [Lawyer Pleads Guilty To Money Laundering].