Shabbat shalom from Chicago, where the annual Sports Lawyers Conference is currently being held. I did some more TV work this week, appearing on Al Jazeera America to discuss what is likely to be next in the battle between Donald Sterling (and wife) against the NBA. This week on FORBES: (1) 2014 NFL Draft Dominated By Sports Agency Sportstars; (2) NBA’s Sixth Man Jamal Crawford Starring In Lead Role For New Sportswear Line; (3) Adidas Attacks Running Shoe Business With Pure Boost Release; and (4) 2014 FIFA World Cup Expected To Add $3.03 Billion To Brazil’s Economy. And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- Parker, Embiid and Wiggins not in Chicago [Celtics not bothered by prospects’ absence from NBA combine].
- Neither is Adreian Payne [Adreian Payne to miss NBA pre-draft combine due to mono].
- Looking at Rep1Sports, agents of Blake Bortles [An inside look at how two agents guided clients throughout NFL Draft].
- Not worried about this kid’s future [Chiefs Pick Med Student in Sixth Round of Draft].
- Good luck at what rookies deal with after being selected [So You Just Got Drafted...Now What?].
- Money and ignorance is not a good combination [NFL players warn rookies: Stop spending!].
- Good piece on Fischman’s NFL Draft experience [Agent Martin Fischman played the waiting game in NFL draft’s final rounds].
- Scott Boras’s six current Washington Nationals clients are earning a combined $175.6 million in salaries [Baseball's Best Lobbyist].