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Kyle Kuzma signs with CAA Sports

Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma recently changed agencies and is now represented by Aaron Mintz of Creative Artists Agency. Kuzma was previously with Priority Sports and Entertainment. Kuzma is entering his third season with the Lakers after averaging a career-high 18.7 points-per-game. He is set to make $1,974,600 and the Lakers have a club-option […]

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CAA Announces Changes To Basketball Division

According to a press release from the agency, CAA Sports announced a new leadership structure for its NBA athlete representation practice. Veteran agents Aaron Mintz and Austin Brown have been appointed as co-heads of the division and will lead its efforts alongside Leon Rose and Steven Heumann. The current client roster includes 75 All-Star and […]

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5 Most Valuable NBA Free Agents In 2018

These five players, if they opt for free agency, could change the landscape of the in 2018, and with it, most future NBA sports betting plays.

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (9/8/2017)

As Hurricane Irma makes its way through the Caribbean Islands and approaches the State of Florida, potentially affecting other states as well, I hope and pray that everyone is safe and that the worst of damage is to properties, and not anyone’s health. Please make sure that you have taken any and all precautions as […]

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Basketball Agent Aaron Mintz Awarded $85,000 For Emotional Distress Caused By Priority Sports

In March, I learned that basketball agent Aaron Mintz had left long-time employer Priority Sports and Entertainment in favor of joining the basketball division at Creative Artists Agency.  At the time, Mintz said, “this is just an unbelievable opportunity for me…I couldn’t be more excited.” That excitement never disappeared; however, Mintz would soon become occupied by […]

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Trial Between Aaron Mintz And Priority Sports Will Focus On Damages Stemming From Snooping

The trial in the case of Aaron Mintz v. Mark Bartelstein and Associates Inc. d/b/a Priority Sports & Entertainment is set to begin tomorrow.  In anticipation of same, both parties have filed their trial briefs and Priority Sports has submitted a few motions in limine, one of which aims to prevent Mintz from introducing any evidence and […]

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Judge Finds Priority Sports Accessed Basketball Agent Aaron Mintz’s Personal Email; Violated Right To Privacy

On page 22 of a lengthy 26 page Order on Motions for Summary Judgment filed by Aaron Mintz/Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and Mark Bartelstein & Associates, Inc. d/b/a Priority Sports & Entertainment, U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson wrote, “This is not the first time in this Order that the Court has exposed clear misstatement […]

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One Month Prior To Trial, Basketball Agent Battle Between Aaron Mintz/CAA and Priority Sports Begins To Heat Up

The federal court jury trial of Aaron Mintz/Creative Artists Agency v. Mark Bartelstein and Associates, Inc. d/b/a Priority Sports & Entertainment is set to begin on November 13, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. PST; however, neither party wants the case to ever reach a trier of fact.  To that end, all parties have filed motions for […]

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Tackling the Choice of Law Issue in Aaron Mintz v. Priority Sports

The following article is a guest contribution by Benjamin Haynes, Esq.   Haynes is a former Division 1 Basketball Player at Oral Roberts University and currently practices law in the State of Florida. The “Choice of Law” issue will undoubtedly play a major role in determining the outcome of the first Aaron Mintz v. Priority Sports lawsuit. […]

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An Update On Aaron Mintz v. Mark Bartelstein; Mintz Initiates Another Lawsuit

When certified National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) player-agent Aaron Mintz resigned from Priority Sports & Entertainment, signed an employment agreement with rival Creative Artists Agency (CAA), and subsequently filed a Complaint against Mark Bartelstein & Associates, Inc., d/b/a Priority Sports & Entertainment, I figured this was only beginning of a series of battles between former employer and employee.  The original Complaint seeks to […]