A special Shabbat Shalom, Happy July 4th to you and yours. Congratulations to Sports Agent Blog contributor Mark Burns on joining the SportsMoney team at Forbes. It is always exciting to see Sports Agent Blog contributors expand their horizons and take hold of new opportunities. Speaking of, another Sports Agent Blog contributor Benjamin Haynes recently started writing for Sporting News. Who is next up? This week for me on FORBES: (1) How Isaiah Austin Became NBA’s Most Valuable Draft Pick; (2) Former NFL Wide Receiver Mark Clayton To Compete In Crowded Headphone Industry; (3) Three Intriguing NBA Free Agents Ready To Test The Market; (4) Phil Ivey Cashes In With Tenth WSOP Bracelet As Main Event Set To Begin; and (5) Short Window For Tim Howard To Earn Seven-Figures From World Cup Success. And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- Agent Arn Tellem makes a case for allowing high school graduates to be drafted once again [Turn One-and-Done Into None-and-Done].
- Estimated that LeBron made $72 million over the past year [LeBron James Tops World's Most Powerful Athletes 2014].
- Of course Jay Z brought his guy to the 40/40 Club [NBA Draft picks party like the pros].
- He woke up that morning in Arn Tellem’s guest bed [Behind the Scenes with Joel Embiid on His NBA Draft Day].
- Agent Joe Linta talking to the media [Linta: Hoyer’s value won’t be known until November 1 at earliest].
- Ready to spend about $10,000 in expenses right off the bat? [The ABCs of being an NFL Agent (Pt. 2)]
- Definitely a lawsuit to follow [Minor leaguers deserve fair pay].