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2011 Santa Clara Sports Law Symposium

What: Santa Clara Law 2011 Sports Law Symposium When: September 8, 2011 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) Where: Locatelli Center, Santa Clara University (map) Topics: Concussions (Keynote: DeMaurice Smith, Executive Director, NFLPA), Steroids (Keynote: Mark Fainaru-Wada, ESPN Investigative Reporter), Labor Strife (Keynote: William B. Gould, IV, former Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board), and the Use of Player Images […]

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Breaking Down The 2010 NBA Draft

I’m not getting involved in the trades hoopla.  Here is the breakdown according to the team that drafted the player, before any trades were made.  BDA Sports – 7 clients selected.  Priority Sports and ASM Sports each with 6 clients selected. First Round John Wall (Washington Wizards) – Dan Fegan (Lagardère) – Washington D.C. is getting used […]

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The Influencers Of Basketball

The website, Hoopsworld, is on a mission to list the top 55 most influential people/groups in the sport of basketball.  Yesterday, the site began the rankings by revealing #36-55.  Seven agents are listed in that group; however, the site does put Leon Rose and Henry Thomas in the same slot.  Here are the agents who […]

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Mayo Is Searching For A New Combo Of Advisors

Yesterday, Liz Mullen of SportsBusiness Journal tweeted that O.J. Mayo, the Memphis Grizzlies guard going into his sophomore season in the NBA, has dropped both his marketing agency and contractual advisor.  His representation for team contracts was Leon Rose of Creative Artists Agency.  Mayo’s marketing agency was LRMR Marketing, a company that has LeBron James […]

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Interview With The Agent: Bernie Lee

Bernie Lee is the President of Lee Basketball Services Ltd, a full-service basketball agency that specializes in representing basketball players overseas.  Bernie is certified by the NBPA and bases his agency out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  In a world with tools like Skype, text messaging, and Google Wave (coming soon), distance between an agent and […]

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2009 NBA Draft: Breaking Down The First Round

After 60 picks and 100,000 trades, we now know who was selected in the 2009 NBA Draft and what teams they may be playing for in 2009.  I will let the other web sites debate over what teams were the winners and losers.  Here, our main concern is sorting out the agencies that were popping […]

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USC Would Take The Floyd If It Came With No Mayo

O.J. Mayo has affected a lot of peoples lives.  He has given the town of Memphis hope that one day the Grizzlies will be a contender.  He gave BDA Sports Management a scare when there were allegations of a connection between BDA employee, Calvin Andrews, leading to Calvin’s one-year suspension by the NBPA.  Bill Duffy […]

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NBA Draft Signing Update

The deadline for underclassmen to pull their names out of the NBA Draft is one week from yesterday (June 15).  Those that have committed to an agent no longer have an option of returning to school if they decide that they do not want to enter the draft pool. This year’s draft class has seen […]

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BDA Loses Agent to WMG

Lindsay Kagawa, who less than a year ago took the helm of BDA‘s Women’s Elite Division, has decided to leave Bill Duffy and join the team at Wasserman Media Group.  Sports Business Daily reported Kagawa’s switch yesterday.  BDA promoted her to the head of the Women’s Elite Division after she spent five years as Duffy’s […]

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Running Calvin Andrews Into Trouble

Life was good for Calvin Andrews and BDA Sports.  They had locked up O.J. Mayo and were ready for another successful NBA draft.  Then came the news that O.J. Mayo had received money from Rodney Guillory, a runner for Andrews and BDA.  Calvin maintained that he stopped giving money to Mayo through runners prior to […]