Happy day-after-NBA Draft Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up. Thrilled for Andrew Wiggins, who went No. 1 overall to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Thanks to contributor Mark Burns for taking over the Sports Agent Blog Twitter account last night and updating followers with pick-by-pick agent pairings. This week on FORBES: (1) Florida Focuses On Curbing Trafficking Of Cuban Baseball Players; (2) LeBron James Opts Out: What It Doesn’t Mean; (3) Adidas Commits To Nontraditional Springblade Line Of Running Shoes; (4) What Can Be Done About Baseball’s Alarming Tommy John Surgery Increase?; (5) Concerns Remain With New NFL Concussion Settlement; and (6) Top 2014 NBA Draft Picks Already Locked Into Exclusive Trading Card Deals. And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- Ridiculous athlete agent laws and a change in Texas Agent Day [Traffic Control at Junction of Football and Business].
- Includes a 6 month suspension of Elvis Dumervil’s ex-agent [Arbitrator Upholds Discipline on Three Contract Advisors].
- Team-by-team . . . awesome stuff [Agent’s Take: How your team structures deals — and why it matters].
- Andrew Brandt looks at the business of Vernon Davis [It’s All About How You Market Yourself].
- The young Relativity Sports agent is off to a tremendous start [Tory Dandy: I Got 99 Problems, But Jay Z Ain’t One!].
- Plead guilty to federal money laundering [Maine lawyer’s law license suspended].
- Harlan J. Werner secured the motion picture rights to Operation Bullpen [Top Sports Agent Acquires Rights To Operation Bullpen Crime Story].