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Tandem Sports And Entertainment Has Announced Merger With YouFirst Sports

Tandem Sports and Entertainment has merged with YouFirst Sports, a Spanish multinational talent representation agency. Tandem has an impressive client roster of Ray Allen, Tim Duncan and Grant Hill. It also represents the potential NBA Rookie of the Year recipient Ja Morant. President of Tandem, Jim Tanner, said that “merging our efforts in basketball will […]

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The Sports & Entertainment Group 2020 Draft Class

The Sports & Entertainment Group, PLLC led by Adisa Bakari, Jeff Whitney, and Edward Dent have been quite busy during this off season securing new contracts for their NFL veteran clients like Stefon Diggs heading to the Bills; George Fant to the Jets; and Eric Murray to the Texans. The trio also had a great […]

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Ball Brothers Planning To Sign With Raymond Brothers, Roc Nation Sports

Per Jonathan Givony of ESPN, the highly acclaimed Ball brothers have become the latest to join the sports management division of Jay Z’s Roc Nation. Lonzo, LiAngelo, and LaMelo will be represented by Raymond Brothers, who was recently hired as Director of Basketball and Sports Technology/Specialty Projects. Roc Nation Sports represents many NBA players, including […]

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Interview With The Agent: Bryce Carpenter, Proactive Sports Agency

Bryce Carpenter is a 22-year-old CEO and certified NBPA agent for Proactive Sports Agency. He graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University where he received a Bachelor’s in Sports Management and is currently pursuing his Juris Doctor at the Thurgood Marshall School of Law. Carpenter has assembled a team of professionals including an attorney and marketing coordinator […]

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Chris Paul Refutes Report That Michele Roberts Ousted at NBPA

Sports columnist Peter Vecsey tweeted, “Michele Roberts, 1st woman 2 head a professional sports union, is no longer in power as executive director of NBA’s Players Assn, I am informed by 2 union members.” NBPA President and Thunder guard Chris Paul wasted no time making a statement ensuring that these claims had no base or […]

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Recap: TPG Sports Group 2016 Sports Agent School

This weekend I had the opportunity to visit Chicago, Illinois for the first time and attend the 2016 TPG Sports Group Sports Agent School. The conference was 2 days long and covered 6 panel topics. Attendees ranged from undergraduate students to professionals in different industries. The Introduction to Athlete Representation panel consisted of Lou Nero- […]

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Breaking Down The Boundaries of International Sport: NBA Announces First Game In Africa

 In the vibrant worlds of business and commerce, the development of mobile technology has done much to break down the issues once posed by international boundaries. The same cannot be said for other markets, however, where the presence of geographical barriers continues to impact on concepts such as popularity and accessibility. Take sport, for example, […]

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International Basketball Image Rights Contracts: How They Cost Players Tax Money And Why Players Shouldn’t Sign Them

By Charles Bennett, J.D. Image rights contracts increase players’ taxes, and teams can breach them without any liability to the player. Over the last ten or so years many European teams have begun signing players to image rights contracts in addition to the players’ salary contracts. Teams get significant tax advantages from image rights contracts […]

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The Unappealable BAT Arbitration Award And Its Effectiveness Under FIBA

The following is a guest contribution from Charles Bennett J.D. Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (“BAT”) awards are essentially unappealable. That, along with the Arbitrator’s ex aequo et bono power, which is already a very subjective standard based on the Arbitrator’s determination of fairness for the parties, has created an almost uninhibited decisional power for the arbitrator. […]

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Regulation Of Sports Agents In Europe May Be Causing More Problems Than It Solves

The following is a guest contribution from Charles Bennett J.D. A recent trend in European Union (“EU”) countries is for individual leagues to enact sports agent regulations. The regulations have caused confusion amongst agents as to their scope and applicability, and have done little to alleviate the issues they were meant to resolve. For example, […]