• Recording artist Lil Wayne is supposedly getting into sports representation. Photo Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

    Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (8/1/2014)

    Happy start to the month of August.  You can almost taste football, which is right around the corner.  Fantasy football preparations are in effect and Marshawn Lynch ended his hold out.  All seems right with the world.  That said, there are issues … [Show Me...]

  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) in action during his match against Sam Querrey (USA) on day three of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club. Mandatory Credit: Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports

    On To The Next One: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

    French tennis player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has switched agencies and signed a representation agreement with IMG Worldwide. He was previously managed by L&S Management. The 28 year-old rose to fame in 2008, where he defeated four seeded players to … [Show Me...]

  • Mark Jackson reacts against the Los Angeles Clippers in game seven of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

    ESPN Analyst Mark Jackson Signs With LeBron James’ Agent

    Rich Paul — the sports agent for NBA superstar LeBron James — is branching out into the broadcasting side of the business.  According to TNT’s David Aldridge, Paul has signed ESPN analyst, Mark Jackson. Jackson was formerly represented by … [Show Me...]

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    Atlanta-Based SportsTrust Advisors Loses Two NFL Sports Agents

    Yesterday, Atlanta-based sports agency SportsTrust Advisors, which is one of the world's top-10 most valuable football agencies, lost two of its NFLPA Certified Contract Advisors: Michael Perrett and Kevin McGuire. The two sports agents shared … [Show Me...]

  • Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez (13) hits a home run against the Cleveland Indians in the second inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

    On To The Next One: Salvador Perez

    According to CBS Sports’ MLB Insider, Jon Heyman, Kansas City Royals catcher, Salvador Perez, has changed representation — again. The Valencia, Venezuela native is now represented by Beverly Hills Sports Council and agent Rick Thurman. His former … [Show Me...]

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    Marketing Agent Maverick Carter Discusses Decision 2.0 With ESPN

    LeBron James and Johnny Manziel share the same marketing agent, Maverick Carter.
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    ESPN reporter Jason Whitlock recently had the well-known sports marketer, Maverick Carter, on his podcast ‘Real Talk’. Carter — who is the Founder of LRMR Management — is the marketing agent for both LeBron James and Johnny Manziel.  With James’ recent move back home to Cleveland, Carter instantly has become one of the most powerful…
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    21

    Thomas Jefferson School Of Law Hosts Sports Law Negotiation Competition

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    What: National Sports Law Negotiation Competition & Sports Law Conference 2014 When: Friday, September 19 – Sunday, September 21, 2014 Where: Thomas Jefferson School of Law: 1155 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 The annual National Sports Law Negotiation Competition (NSLNC) and Sports Law Conference is hosted and organized by the Center for Sports Law &…
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    Jul
    18

    Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (7/18/2014)

    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

    Top of the mornin’ to ya from Dublin, Ireland.  I’m out here covering the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) for FORBES, and the talk of the town is certainly Conor McGregor.  Let’s see what kind of show he puts on this Saturday evening.  This week on FORBES: (1) Home Run Derby’s New Targets Could Shatter Charitable Records; (2) Adidas…
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    17

    On To The Next One: Aldon Smith

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    According to Sports Business Journal’s Liz Mullen, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has changed representation prior to his fourth NFL season.  The former Missouri Tiger recently left CAA Sports and has signed with Relativity Sports. Smith will be co-represented by NFLPA Certified Contract Advisors, Doug Hendrickson and CJ Laboy.  Over the last two seasons, Smith…
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    17

    The Star That Is Conor McGregor

    Connor McGregor at the UFC Dublin press conference. Photo courtesy of Darren Heitner, Sports Agent Blog.

    UFC featherweight Conor McGregor had an outstanding debut at UFC on Fuel TV 9 where he knocked out Marcus Brimage in 1 minute and 7 seconds. Before his debut, McGregor had a lot of hype behind him and told the media, fans, the UFC, anyone who would listen that he was going to bring the…
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    16

    Six Questions With Travis King, Basketball Agent At Relativity Sports

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    Lawrence Travis King began his career in professional sports by accepting a position to become the Director of Player Personnel for Immortal Sports and Entertainment in 2004.  In 2006, Travis was promoted to the Vice President of Basketball Operations.   After a successful run with Immortal Sports, Travis joined the Relativity Sports team in 2009.  In…
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    15

    IMG Plotting To Poach Eugenie Bouchard

    Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) holds up the runner-up trophy after her match against Petra Kvitova (CZE) on day 12 of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club. Mandatory Credit: Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports

    Bloomberg has reported that sports management company IMG has approached tennis player Eugenie Bouchard about representing her. The 20 year-old Wimbledon finalist is currently contracted to Lagardere, but that agreement is due to end this year. For those who have not heard of Bouchard, she is comparable to the No.1 NBA and NFL pick combined.…
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    14

    On To The Next One: Antonio Brown

    Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown (84) signs autographs at practice for the 2014 Pro Bowl at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

    Roc Nation Sports represented nine professional athletes as of last Friday.  Unfortunately, for the relatively newer division of Roc Nation, that number has shrunk to eight. According to FOX Sports, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has left Roc Nation for his former agent, Drew Rosenhaus, of Rosenhaus Sports.  Brown had been with Rosenhaus when he…
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    11

    Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (7/11/2014)

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    I’m heading to Old Palm Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens today with my trusty law clerk, because one must always have a decent golf game in order to properly practice law.  On Monday, it is off to Ireland where I will be for a week.  It is shaping to be a pretty decent summer.  Meanwhile, the new HEITNER LEGAL is…
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    10

    Lagardère Unlimited, ASICS America Launch World’s First Real-Time Commercial

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    Global sports agency Lagardère Unlimited has a significant imprint in the sports representation business.  It is arguably what it is most known for, at least to the Sports Agent Blog audience.  The company was labeled a top-10 agency last summer due in large part to its football division. At the same time, though, Lagardère has…
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