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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Apr
25

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (4/25/2014)

LeBron James and Johnny Manziel share the same marketing agent, Maverick Carter.
Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Had a fantastic time at the Sports Law for Rookies and Veterans event held in Miami, FL yesterday.  Great discussions on every panel, and I very much enjoyed sitting along with extremely qualified colleagues on the “Locker Rooms & Employment Law” panel.  Sports Agent Blog also served as a proud sponsor of the event.  Richie Incognito and…
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Apr
18

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (4/18/2014)

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps (pictured) remains relevant and recognizable outside of the Olympics due in large part to his longtime agent, Peter Carlisle. Credit: Evan Habeeb-US PRESSWIRE

Now is as great a time as ever to send a thanks to Full Sail University, which has been a loyal partner of Sports Agent Blog for many years.  Be sure to check out Full Sail’s sports-related course offerings and see if anything interests you or those you know. Finally a week without travel, but unfortunately also a week…
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Apr
11

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (4/11/2014)

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

It has been one wild week between signing up new clientele, completing major projects on strict deadlines, crossing The Masters off of my bucket list and returning to the University of Florida last weekend to serve as a Keynote Speaker at its Sports Law Symposium (video of the event is on YouTube).  Today I am…
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Apr
04

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

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I am back in the town where a lot of magic went down — Gainesville, Florida.  Today marks the return of the UF Sports Law Symposium, where I will be moderating one panel and also serving as a Keynote Speaker.  It is a joy to return to the town where I spent 7 amazing years…
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Mar
28

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (3/28/2014)

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant speaks during a press conference before the 2014 NBA All-Star Game at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

It’s Great To Be A Florida Gator.  I was in Gainesville the last time the Gators men’s basketball team won a couple of championships, and I remember the joy I felt watching that team destroy the competition.  It may be more gratifying watching this year’s team, albeit many miles away, which is undoubtedly less talented…
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