What a wild season of highs and lows for the Miami Heat. The team showed signs of promise in the preseason only to flaunt the worst record in the NBA at the start of the regular season. Then, the team got healthy and gave South Florida (including yours truly) a bunch of hope before losing out on a tiebreaker to the Bulls . . . a team that employs Dwyane Wade. It stings a bit, especially considering that the club took in many unproven players and probably pushed them to their max potential, earning them big salaries to come. Oh well, on to watching the Miami Marlins and counting down the days to NFL Training Camp. Quick thanks to Sporting Bet, Soccer and American Sports Betting site for their assistance this week.
This week on Forbes:
(1) This Week In Sports Law: U.S. Soccer Peace, Sefolosha Settles, Lochte’s New Lawsuit;
(2) Silver Oak Signs To Become Official Wine Partner Of San Francisco Giants;
(3) Narly New Sports Sponsorship For Michelob ULTRA;
(4) Fnatic Esports Brand Receives Over $7 Million In Financing;
(5) Team Dignitas Puts Faith In Facebook As New Frontier For Esports; and
(6) Rick Fox Forms New Private Equity Firm With Esports Focus.
And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- Leigh Steinberg talks about how a diligent agent will double check whether correct medical reports are being sent to teams [How To Be A Great Sports Agent: Preparing Players for The Draft].
- Rosenhaus Sports signs Matthew Dayes [Twitter].
- Discussion about Caleb Swanigan who will most likely be represented by Roosevelt Barnes [Breaking Down the NBA Draft Decisions Of The Purdue Boilermakers].
- Agent Jimmy Gould doesn’t think Bluiett’s arrest will affect his draft prospects [Xavier’s Trevon Bluiett arrested in Indiana on drug charges].
- Ball going from stage-parent to sports agent [DeMarcus Cousins Has ‘Never Heard’ Of Lonzo Ball, Ball Calls LaVar A ‘Legend’].
- Afterman once represented baseball agent Don Nomura in a baseball card dispute before teaming up with him [Will Jean Afterman be baseball’s first female GM? The sport should be so lucky].