We are inching ever so close to the Presidential Election, and ever so close to a point where bashing each other is not only acceptable, it is expected. But that’s all the political talk you’ll hear out of me for now . . . until I run for President in the future. Anything to avoid talking about the Miami Dolphins, right?
This week on Forbes:
(1) This Week In Sports Law: Derrick Rose Trial, NY DFS Lawsuit, Josh Gordon Jobless;
(2) North American Sports Market At $75.7 Billion By 2020, Led By Media Rights;
(3) Blue Diamond Serves Up $5 Million Per Year For Sacramento Kings Jersey Sponsorship; and
(4) VenueNext Raises $15 Million And Signs San Jose Sharks
This week on Inc.: Why the Sacramento Kings Are Nuts About Their Jersey Sponsor
And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- Uncle Luke with his thoughts on NFL agents representing college coaches [Twitter]
- Tom Brady’s agent Don Yee spoke about many issues, including prejudice he’s faced in sports [The Man Behind Brady].
- Agent Drew Rosenhaus loves the NFL on Twitter [NFL Issues Memo To Team Owners To Ease Concerns Over League’s Diminished Ratings].
- Durant says he watched NBA Finals Game 7 with his agent and liked the idea of getting wide-open shots [Kevin Durant: Warriors’ Finals collapse helped with free-agent decision].
- Toronto Blue Jays president and CEO Mark Shapiro is the son of veteran agent Ron Shapiro [Jays vs. Indians an emotional matchup for Shapiro].
- Mark Steinberg stays busy providing excuses for his client [Tiger Woods’ agent offers withdrawal explanation: ‘Game just wasn’t there’].