Wishing an enjoyable very long weekend for those of you taking Monday and Tuesday off in celebration of July 4 next week. Congrats to Heitner Legal client Draymond Green for winning Defensive Player of the Year. Quite the honor for a man who was once told he was not cut to be an NBA player. Interesting happenings this week in the NBA with Phil Jackson being fired and Chris Paul heading to Houston. The MLB All-Star festivities are coming up in Miami. I probably won’t be going to the game itself, but will absolutely be attending the Home Run Derby. Let me know if you will be in town for any events.
This week on Forbes:
(1) Dan Fegan Wants $30 Million For Alleged Theft Of NBA Clients
(2) This Week In Sports Law: FTC Slams FanDuel And DraftKings, Nate Diaz Sued, Justin Gilbert Suspended
(3) TeamSnap Snags Sports Tournament Co FanAppEvents For Seven Figures
This week on Inc.: Former Baltimore Raven Ed Reed Invests $250,000 in Emoji Company
And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- Portis entrusted millions of dollars on the word of registered financial advisers with the NFLPA [Away from the NFL spotlight, financial ruin drove Clinton Portis to the brink of murder].
- Steinberg’s the first sports agent in the California Sports Hall of Fame [Leigh Steinberg inducted into California Sports Hall of Fame].
- Agent Jorge Mendes says he has no role in his clients’ tax affairs [Jorge Mendes denies involvement in Radamel Falcao’s tax affairs].
- Inkoom gets a year suspension for failing to pay agent Andrew Evans . . . if only that happened with U.S. pro sports [Samuel Inkoom suspended by FIFA for failing to pay agent].
- Raiola was already a millionaire by the age of 19 [Mino Raiola: From cooking pizzas to representing Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, how the Dutchman has become the most high-profile agent in football].
- Milstein’s 4th book is now available [Hockey Sports Agent Daniel Milstein Shares His Secrets of Success in Rule #1 Don’t Be #2].