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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (3/4/2016)

I’m out here in the Windy City (Chicago) for a full day of fantasy sports. I will be speaking, along with many other very qualified sports lawyers, at the 26th Annual DePaul Law Review Symposium: Daily Fantasy Sports and Sports Gambling. It was a crazy week of working for new clients and fully satisfying the […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (6/7/2013)

Can you feel the Heat down in your soul?  I was the guest speaker for a Middle School graduation yesterday.  That was quite the experience.  I am so tired of people saying that the Miami Heat play in South Beach.  This article was rather refreshing to read.  This week on FORBES: (1) Seth Jones Headlines Group […]

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On To The Next One: DeMarcus Cousins

While most of the world was taking a break from work leading up to Christmas, Sacramento Kings big man, DeMarcus Cousins, was busy making a change in representation.  After learning of a suspension for cursing out his head coach, Cousins decided to depart from his agent, John Greig, who has represented the former Kentucky Wildcat […]

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Why the NBA Should be Opposed to David Stern’s 23-and-Under Proposal

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 twelve men of the USA basketball team stood tall with gold medals around their neck and their hand across their chest as their country’s […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (7/20/2012)

Thoughts and prayers to those affected by the disgusting shooting in Colorado overnight.  Thanks to law professor Marc Edelman for referencing me in his article, Making the Most of Your Law School Experience.  His friendship and mentoring over the years has been invaluable.  I’ll be honest – Tony Romo would totally rock my world if we […]

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Kevin Durant The Latest All-Star To Leave Aaron Goodwin

  Kevin Durant has dropped Seattle-based Aaron Goodwin of Goodwin Sports Management (GSM) as his NBA agent.  It appears that Jason Whitlock was the first to report on the rumor of Durant’s decision to leave Goodwin, and followed up with a Tweet that Candace Parker may be the next high-profile athlete to leave the firm that […]

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A Top 10 Agent List Has A Notable Error

I am not a big fan of “Top __” lists.  That said, it is sometimes fun to observe others’ subjective rankings of members in a profession.  Kevin Baumer of Business Insider recently created his list of The 12 Most Powerful Agents In The NBA.  As for his rankings (with top 3 salaried clients listed): Arn […]

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Basketball Agents Getting Fired; Nothing New

On Sunday, Bob Finnan of The News-Herald wrote, There has been a flurry of agents who have been dropped by major clients in the last few weeks. If players don’t get the kind of contract they think they deserve, they fire their agent. That’s the new trend in the NBA. Players are changing agents like […]