Shalom to everyone in Denver at the annual Sports Lawyers Association conference. It has been a few years since I attended the event, which is a great gathering of professionals and students interested in practicing Sports Law. Unfortunately, I’m not in attendance this year, but Heitner Legal does have some representation there in Jillian Postal, who has been a trusted clerk for almost exactly a year. Make sure to introduce yourself to her if you’re in Denver. Sleepy NBA Playoffs thus far notwithstanding the Celtics/Wizards series. I’m ready for Cavaliers vs. Warriors already, with the hope that Draymond Green and the Warriors win another championship.
Quick thanks to this site that provides a list of Canadian sports betting sites for keeping the lights on this week.
This week on Forbes:
(1) Why Poker Has Little To Do With Amaya’s Strong First Quarter;
(2) This Week In Sports Law: Tajae Sharpe Trouble, Matt Harvey Grievance, Josh Gordon Out;
(3) $12 Million Secured For Second Screen Sports Skill-Gaming;
(4) Colin Kaepernick Could Be A Good Fit With The Seahawks;
(5) The Shoe Fits: Goodyear Signs NBA Jersey Patch Sponsorship; and
(6) Facebook Aims To Beat Twitch At Livestreaming Esports
And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- Andrew Brandt explains why it takes some time for NFL rookies to sign contracts despite the money basically being preset [The Fine Print of Rookie Contracts in the NFL].
- NFL agent Sean Stellato went back to his high school to provide an inspirational speech [STELLATO INSPIRES ST. MARY’S SENIORS].
- Basketball agent Mike George focuses on players from Canada [Canada is now one of the world’s top sources of elite prep basketball recruits].
- Apparently too loaded at each position [REPORT: AGENTS MAY HOLD TOP PROSPECTS OUT OF PRE-DRAFT WORKOUTS WITH CELTICS].
- CAA hockey agent Pat Brisson is handling potential contract extension negotiations [ALL REMAINS QUIET ON JOHN TAVARES FRONT].
- Mino represents 51 athletes with contracts worth $356.3 million [Meet Mino Raiola, the football agent who could earn £41 million from Paul Pogba’s record Manchester United transfer].
- Ex-Manchester United, Newcastle, Blackburn and Northern Ireland star has started new agency called OneTwo [Keith Gillespie aims to use his experience to make him a special agent].