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Sports Agent Molly Fletcher Gives Her “Pitch” To Jeremy Lin

Linsanity is here to stay.  Jeremy Lin’s play has grabbed the attention of not only New York, but the entire nation, with his inspiring play that has contributed to the New York Knicks’ surge in the Eastern Conference. I recently came across a Fox Business video clip of my former mentor, Molly Fletcher, making a […]

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Lamar Odom Scores Court Victory…Tax Court That Is

The following article is a guest contribution from Mitchell S. Halpern, JD; Principal at O’Connor & Drew, P.C.  Mr. Halpern has provided tax advice to professional athletes for over 25 years. The case that was most responsible for the public’s awareness of IRS activity with respect to its examination of deductions claimed by professional athletes […]

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Joel Bell Does Not Agree With Interpretation Of Maryland Uniform Athlete Agents Act

Michael Beasley of the Minnesota Timberwolves is certainly thankful that the NBA season will soon commence.  He also has to be happy that he was granted summary judgment in the lawsuit filed against him by his former agent Joel Bell of Bell Sports, Inc.  As reported by the Washington Post, the judge granted Beasley summary judgment after finding that Beasley’s […]

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Jamal Crawford Picks Andy Miller Of ASM Sports For Representation

On September 16, 2011, I wrote that Jamal Crawford was on to the next one after he officially terminated Aaron Goodwin of Goodwin Sports Management as his representative.  Crawford had not given any indication as to who would become his next agent of record.  According to the NY Daily News, Crawford has finally made a decision, opting to sign with […]

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O.J. Mayo’s Former Agent Owns Some Questionable Property

In almost 6 years of operating this website (our 6th year anniversary is December 31), I have only covered sports agent LaPoe “Smitty” Smith Jr. a total of 1 time – in reference to O.J. Mayo signing with Smith for representation.  Mayo signed with Smith after firing Leon Rose of Creative Artists Agency (CAA).  After publishing this post, I […]

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NBA and Players Close To New Deal; Is Wilson Chandler Happy?

The biggest news of the weekend was undoubtedly the proclamation that there will be a 2011-12 NBA season (albeit reduced from 82 regular season games to 66 regular season games). The announcement was made between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. early Saturday morning. The season will tentatively kick-off with 3 Christmas Day games, including the […]

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Players Add Plaintiffs, Amend Their Minnesota Complaint v. NBA

Last week, Caron Butler, Ben Gordon, Anthony Tolliver, and Derrick Williams filed a Class Action Complaint against the NBA and its member teams in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.  At roughly the same time, another class of NBA players filed a similar lawsuit in the Northern District of California.  The California lawsuit has since been dismissed […]

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Basketball Agents Are Greedy Twitter Campaigners

“By some combination of mendacity and greed, the agents who are looking out for themselves rather than their clients are trying to scuttle the deal.  They’re engaged in what appears to be an orchestrated Twitter campaign and a series of interviews that are designed to deny the economic realities of the proposal.” – NBA Commisioner […]

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On To The Next One: Steve Weatherford

Steve Weatherford has done what few (if any) football players have accomplished before him; he has gone from one RSR to another.  Weatherford had been represented by Ron S. Roche of RSR Sports Management, but very recently switched to Drew Rosenhaus of Rosenhaus Sports Representation (which is often abbreviated “RSR”). In 2007, Sports Agent Blog interviewed Steve Weatherford, who […]

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Michael Beasley v. Joel Bell, Inc. Exposes Dark Side Of Youth Basketball Recruiting

Michael Beasley of the Minnesota Timberwolves is currently a client of Jeff Schwartz at Excel Sports Management, but that was not always the case.  Prior to hiring Schwartz, Beasley had been represented for team contract negotiations and off-court marketing deals by Joel Bell of Bell Sports, Inc. When Beasley left Bell Sports, Inc., the company filed a lawsuit […]