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NBA Agent Dues Set To Increase

Per Darren Heitner, NBA Agent annual dues will likely increase during the 2015-2016 season. NBPA Deputy General Counsel Ramya Ravindran and the Board of Player Representatives have discussed and preliminarily approved raising NBA agent dues beginning with the upcoming NBA season.  The expected increase in agent dues would be as follows: Agents with 0-9 players: […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (6/12/15)

We are four games through the NBA Finals and they certainly have not disappointed. ESPN  announced today that this year’s NBA Finals is the most watched and highest-rated ever on ABC through four games. Last week Saturday, history was made as American Pharoah won  the Belmont Stake. He became the first horse in 37 years to […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (3/6/15)

It is currently 75° in sunny South Florida and I can’t help but feel bad for Darren who, somehow, flew into Laguardia Airport this morning. While I’m sure he had to endure many delays, there were a plethora of stories this week to pass the time. The Eagles and Bills made a blockbuster trade sending LeSean […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (11/21/2014)

Not many Shabbat Shalom wrap-ups before the start of a new year.  Where did the time fly?  But before a new year comes a wealth of football, including some Thanksgiving Thursday match-ups next week.  I was at UNC-Chapel Hill last weekend to celebrate their homecoming.  Beautiful place, but boy was it cold outside!  Stay in South […]

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First Woman NBPA Executive Director Discusses New Role

After 18 months without an Executive Director, the NBPA recently hired Michele Roberts to lead the union.  A University of California (Berkeley) law graduate, Roberts now becomes the first woman to lead a major U.S. sports union.  The Bronx, New York native chatted with SportsBusiness Journal’s labor and agent reporter, Liz Mullen, about her new […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (11/22/2013)

The winter months are supposed to bring a natural slowing down to business, but I cannot remember a time that I have ever been busier.  Believe me, that is not a complaint.  If the NFL season ended today, the Dolphins would make the playoffs … and Richie Incognito’s grievance hearing would still be stayed.  Thanksgiving […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (3/15/2013)

I have an action packed weekend ahead of me.  First, I will be supporting my client, Mike Spinner, as the Monster Army Recon Tour BMX Contest makes its first East Coast stop at Abacoa Park in Jupiter, Florida on Saturday.  That will be followed up with my beautiful grandmother’s birthday dinner.  And then on Sunday, I am […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (2/8/2013)

First, I have to thank the Miami Heat for scheduling a great slate of games on my birthday weekend.  Between a game against the Clippers tonight, my birthday tomorrow, and the Lakers vs. Heat on Sunday, this is sure to be a fun filled number of days.  Articles this past week on Forbes.com include: (1) Value […]

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NBPA Could Do Better Job To Limit Conflicts Of Interest

In 2008, National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Executive Director Billy Hunter drafted an "inflexible memo" to announce the NBPA's plan to enforce its rule with regard to the prohibition against agents representing both NBA players and NBA coaches. While the rule effectively prevented individuals from representing the two classes of people, it failed to thoroughly […]

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NBA and Players Close To New Deal; Is Wilson Chandler Happy?

The biggest news of the weekend was undoubtedly the proclamation that there will be a 2011-12 NBA season (albeit reduced from 82 regular season games to 66 regular season games). The announcement was made between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. early Saturday morning. The season will tentatively kick-off with 3 Christmas Day games, including the […]