Jul
04

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (7/4/2014)

LeBron James and Johnny Manziel share the same marketing agent, Maverick Carter.
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A special Shabbat Shalom, Happy July 4th to you and yours.  Congratulations to Sports Agent Blog contributor Mark Burns on joining the SportsMoney team at Forbes.  It is always exciting to see Sports Agent Blog contributors expand their horizons and take hold of new opportunities.  Speaking of, another Sports Agent Blog contributor Benjamin Haynes recently started writing for Sporting News.  Who…
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Jun
27

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (6/27/2014)

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Happy day-after-NBA Draft Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up.  Thrilled for Andrew Wiggins, who went No. 1 overall to the Cleveland Cavaliers.  Thanks to contributor Mark Burns for taking over the Sports Agent Blog Twitter account last night and updating followers with pick-by-pick agent pairings.  This week on FORBES: (1) Florida Focuses On Curbing Trafficking Of Cuban Baseball Players; (2) LeBron…
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Jun
20

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (6/20/2014)

Team Rice tight end Jimmy Graham from New Orleans Saints addresses the media during the Pro Bowl draft at J.W. Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

It is with great excitement that I announce to everyone at Sports Agent Blog the creation of my law firm, HEITNER LEGAL.  Creating my own law firm was an idea I had for a while.  It finally seemed like the right time to make the move, and I could not be happier that I chose to…
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Jun
13

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (6/13/2014)

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh (left) watches quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) pass the football during organized team activities at the SAP Performance Facility. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Finals, NHL Finals, U.S. Open, FIFA World Cup . . . the only thing missing is professional football, but even that is on the horizon.  I wish all fathers out there reading Sports Agent Blog a very happy Father’s Day.  I hear How to Play the Game is a great gift for the holiday.  Showing…
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Jun
06

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (6/6/2014)

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh (left) watches quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) pass the football during organized team activities at the SAP Performance Facility. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA Finals and the NHL Finals are here and we are in the midst of one of the greatest parts of the year for sports.  The World Cup is right around the corner.  And then there is the Belmont Stakes.  I am traveling to New York today and will be on the grounds both…
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May
30

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (5/30/2014)

Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) reacts to a fourth-quarter interception against the Duke Blue Devils in the 2013 Chick-fil-A Bowl at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

We are inching closer to what should be a very provocative NBA Draft and getting ever so near the 2014 NBA Finals.  Hopefully my Miami Heat wrap things up tonight at the American Airlines Arena.  Win or lose, I must profess my new appreciation for Lance Stephenson.  He is quite the baller and makes the…
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May
23

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (5/23/2014)

Indianapolis Colts linebacker Robert Mathis (98) autographs a fans jersey as he walks off the field after the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Lucas Oil Stadium. Indianapolis defeats Jacksonville 30-10. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

It is great to be back in sunny South Florida and away from the blistering cold of Chicago.  Last week’s Sports Lawyers Association conference was a blast outside of the harsh weather, though.  It is also great to be in South Florida as the Miami Heat continue to assert their dominance over the NBA.  Definitely…
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May
16

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (5/16/2014)

Be sure to check out the in-depth article on Scott Boras and his practice.

Shabbat shalom from Chicago, where the annual Sports Lawyers Conference is currently being held.  I did some more TV work this week, appearing on Al Jazeera America to discuss what is likely to be next in the battle between Donald Sterling (and wife) against the NBA.  This week on FORBES: (1) 2014 NFL Draft Dominated By…
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May
09

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (5/9/2014)

David Dunn of Athletes First is featured in a USA Today article this week.

Welcome to a mid-NFL Draft version of the weekly wrap-up.  This is one of the best times of the year for sports with the NFL Draft, NBA playoffs and NHL playoffs hot and heavy.  This week on FORBES: (1) Corona Focuses On Mayweather And Maidana; Keeps Distance From LA Clippers; (2) Tarik Black May Continue Trend Of Turning…
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May
02

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (5/2/14)

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) addresses the media after the 2013 NFC Championship football game against the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Donald Sterling and the future ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers took over the news this week.  Not just the sports-related coverage of the news, but it was pretty much what every person was discussing in the workplace and at home.  Busy week of litigation for me, with a nice win at trial and other…
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