Finally back from a long trip to the West Coast, which allowed me to experience the wonders of Las Vegas, Carmel by the Sea, Carmel Valley and Palo Alto. But it’s good to be home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (after a five hour delay in Dallas on the return trip). Quick thanks to our friends at Visit LeoVegas Sports for keeping the lights on over here. With the NBA Draft behind us, things slow down a bit in the world of sports. Soon football will be back and all will be right in the world.
This week on Forbes: (1) New York Delivers Daily Fantasy Sports Much Needed Reprieve; (2) This Week In Sports Law: FanDuel And DraftKings Developments, Canelo Alvarez Ailing, KPMG Flees FIFA; (3) Relativity Sports Gets Rebranded As Independent Sports And Entertainment; (4) Tinder-Type App For Athletes Raises $1.5 Million; and (5) Steph Curry Filed 4 Trademark Applications During NBA Finals
This week on Inc.: (1) Detroit Apparel Company Catches Tigers James McCann As Early Endorser; (2) The NHL Leads the Way in Bringing Pro Sports to Las Vegas; and (3) 5 Reasons It Makes Sense To Sponsor An Olympic Athlete
And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- Rep’d by agent Lenny Strelitz of Wasserman [Phillies sign No. 1 overall pick Moniak].
- Expect funky trades and funky waiver claims, says an unnamed agent [Twitter]
- From Todd France’s perspective, the negotiation is about more than just offset language [Chargers, Bosa’s agent weigh in on contract standoff].
- Leigh Steinberg knows what it is like to battle and beat addiction [Sports agent: If Johnny Manziel confronts addiction soon, he’s not too late to rebound].
- Mike Liut says the draft is a starting gate that feels like crossing the finish line [Patrik Laine’s agent: Why NHL draft order doesn’t matter].
- A second keynote conversation will include CAA sports agent Lisa Joseph-Metelus [Kobe Bryant to Keynote Variety and Sports Illustrated’s Inaugural Sports Entertainment Summit].