The NBA Finals and the NHL Finals are here and we are in the midst of one of the greatest parts of the year for sports. The World Cup is right around the corner. And then there is the Belmont Stakes. I am traveling to New York today and will be on the grounds both today and tomorrow. Looking forward to what may become quite a memorable final leg on the way to a Triple Crown? This week on FORBES: (1) Sports Agents React To $2 Billion Purchase Of Los Angeles Clippers By Steve Ballmer; (2) Richard Sherman Signs Equity And Endorsement Agreement With Sports Drink; (3) NHL Stanley Cup Finals Between Major Media Markets Cause Spike In Secondary Ticket Market; (4) College Athletes Are Not Immune To America’s Student Debt Dilemma; (5) Dan Marino’s Concussion Suit Serves As Powerful Reminder Of Suffering Athletes; and (6) Betting On The Belmont Becomes Easier With Newly Launched App. And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- So basically it will be tough to reach the reported $126 million [Examining the many interesting details of the Colin Kaepernick deal].
- Interesting (short) discussion on potential for insider trading [Fantex deals could create SEC problems for players].
- As always, great advice from NFL agent Jack Bechta [Working In Football].
- Proposal to pay out base salaries year-round instead of only during regular season [Debates simmer over NFLPA deferred pay proposal].
- In 1982 he answered an ad for sports lawyers . . . from Donald Sterling’s law office [A Conversation With Arn Tellem].
- Interesting perspective here [Nate McCray: ‘Being an African American Sports Agent To Me Is A Gift and Curse’].
- That’s a really bad look [Football agent caught on video promising to arrange a yellow card for £41,000 in criminal plot to fix games during the World Cup].