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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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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (12/17/2010)

I feel honored to be nominated as the Top Sports Social Media Professional of 2010.  It is a very impressive list of professionals with a variety of backgrounds.  If you enjoy my work on this site and my Tweets, cast a vote in my direction.  And this blog feels very honored to be up for Top […]

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NBA Finals Preview

The NBA finals are just around the corner, and although it looks to be an entertaining series, we all know it’s just something to keep us busy until the long awaited 2010 Free Agency. Where is LeBron going to play next year? Who will run the floor with D-Wade? Where are Bosh and his YouTube […]

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Tourney Hopes in Turmoil

March Madness may be just a few weeks away, but for the Purdue Boilermakers, the excitement may have ended February 24th with the loss of Robbie Hummel. While it’s a given that Purdue will be in the Tournament, the question is, how far will they go? The answer lies in a simple equation: Team – […]

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The NBA Is Losing Its Competitive Edge

Matthew Epps, a Spring 2010 J.D. Candidate (like me) from Villanova University School of Law (unlike me), just received a high honor entering his third and final year of law school; he was published in his school’s Sports and Entertainment Law Journal.  His piece: FULL COURT PRESS: HOW COLLECTIVE BARGAINING WEAKENED THE NBA’S COMPETITIVE EDGE […]

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Ariza, Ariza, ¡Ándale!

Contractual negotiations are not all about the final number published by columnists on Yahoo! Sports and ESPN.  In fact, athletes often sign with teams that do not make the largest offer.  For some players, though, an extra million means a lot and they will do whatever it takes to get that extra coin, even if […]

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Watch Out for Kobe’s Newest Endorsement

Kobe Bryant, with his international ties and substantial popularity in China, among other places, is a very versatile endorsement candidate.

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up

I’m struggling to get this post out, but what would be without a Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up piece?  The 2009 UF Sports Law Symposium was a resounding success.  From noon to 5 p.m., the UF Levin College of Law was stacked with leading sports business professionals and intelligent students eager to learn from and […]

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Embrace The Web, Or Give Me Your Clients

As an athlete, you are on a tight rope.  Do you play the safe route, keep your mouth shut at all times, and only worry about your play on the field to earn your dollars?  This route can actually play against you.  Teams are looking for athletes who are marketable, can sell tickets even if […]

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NBA Royalty

Guest contribution by current Dynasty intern, Jon Vollinger. When you think about royal families in the history of the NBA, several names might come to mind. How about Kobe Bryant and his father Joe “Jelly Bean” Bryant? What about Jimmy Walker and son Jalen Rose? Then there’s Brent Barry and his father Rick Barry, who […]