I heard a lot about how crazy it was in New Orleans for All Star Weekend, but also how miserable the actual performances were to watch on the court. I don’t think I’ve ever made it to NBA All Star, and with February being such a busy month, it always makes it a difficult trip. The NFL Combine is coming up, and we have been speaking with many agents in advance of the event. As always, Sports Agent Blog will have a complete listing of players and their representation for the NFL Draft. Quick thanks this week goes out to real money gambling sites for keeping the lights on around here.
This week on Forbes:
(1) This Week In Sports Law: NFL Concussion Lawyers Ask $112M, Under Armour Sued, Darrelle Revis Robbery;
(2) Mental Side Of Sports A New Focus For Nutrition Company;
(3) NCAA Battles Big Ten For Marching On Trademark Rights;
(4) Rob Pelinka Poised To Be The Next Agent In An NBA Front Office; and
(5) Adidas Sues Puma For Confusion Between Three-Stripe And Four-Stripe Soccer Cleats
This week on Inc.:
(1) The Duo Dominating Athlete and Celebrity Appearances and Branding; and
(2) How This Former NFL Player Became a Pro at Franchising
And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- Good breakdown of what Revis off-field issues could mean for his contract [The League Can Hide, But Teams Will Find].
- Kaep has a short window to opt out of his 49ers contract [Colin Kaepernick needs an agent fairly soon].
- Best known for being Kobe’s agent [Lakers Rumors: Sports agent Rob Pelinka reportedly a candidate for Lakers front office position].
- Agents desperately trying to pick up players left behind by Rob Pelinka [Twitter]
- Levine said Betances was a victim of his own agents’ exuberance [Heyman: Yankees president Levine admonishes Betances’ agents].
- Scott Boras has 11 clients on the Nationals [Twitter]