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Players Add Plaintiffs, Amend Their Minnesota Complaint v. NBA

Last week, Caron Butler, Ben Gordon, Anthony Tolliver, and Derrick Williams filed a Class Action Complaint against the NBA and its member teams in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.  At roughly the same time, another class of NBA players filed a similar lawsuit in the Northern District of California.  The California lawsuit has since been dismissed […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (11/18/2011)

It feels like every week the Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up is coming to you from a different town.  This Friday, I am at University of Pennsylvania for the Ivy Sports Symposium.  I am here to listen to the amazing panels, network with a lot of friends in the sports industry, and accept my 10 Next Award (I […]

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Basketball Agents Are Greedy Twitter Campaigners

“By some combination of mendacity and greed, the agents who are looking out for themselves rather than their clients are trying to scuttle the deal.  They’re engaged in what appears to be an orchestrated Twitter campaign and a series of interviews that are designed to deny the economic realities of the proposal.” – NBA Commisioner […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (11/11/2011)

It’s 11/11/11…make a wish?  How about thanking a veteran?  Sports labor battles are not only occurring in the United States.  The Israeli women’s basketball league is currently on strike.  I am already looking forward to the 2012 World Baseball Classic…if Israel is able to successfully lobby its way into the event.  Kudos to Shawn Green, […]

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Agents In Control Of Collective Bargaining Negotiations For NBA Players

With a full slate of NFL and NCAA football, it is easy to forget that any other sports exist.  However, the NBA is coming off of a fantastic season with its highest NBA Finals television ratings since 2004 (and I contend that there were much less competing TV options six years prior).  Yet, as each […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (9/16/2011)

It has been a very eventful past couple of weeks for me.  Quite a bit of stuff is still pending; some I wish to keep confidential and other information I feel free to share.  I have accepted a new legal job, which will start in about a week and a half.  I have had an […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (8/26/11)

I am officially teaching my first college class next Monday.  I am more excited than nervous.  The one thing I am not looking forward to is putting together the Powerpoint slides.  Two days after that, I will be taking a much deserved vacation to Las Vegas.  Shout at me if you will be in Vegas […]

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NBA Rookie Transition Program Postponed

While powerful NBA agents are lobbying National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Executive Director Billy Hunter to decertify the union, team owners are busy plotting their next moves (or lack thereof).  Negotiations between players and owners have been, and will continue to be, very slow moving.  In the meantime, NBA-related events and opportunities will be cancelled.  Eventually it […]

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Powerful NBA Agents Seek Use Of Decertification Weapon

Over the weekend, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports Tweeted the following: [blackbirdpie url=”http://www.twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/94530707271061504″] Wojnarowski Tweeted that statement after Arn Tellem of Wasserman Media Group, Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports, and many other prominent basketball agents met with National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Executive Director Billy Hunter on Friday to talk about the NBA lockout (which […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (5/27/2010)

Michael Jasper has been receiving a lot of press lately.  My favorite piece was written at ProFootballWeekly.com – Jasper overcomes enormous odds on journey to NFL.  Also have to love the press about Gabe Carimi, Bear Jew.  If only the players and owners could agree on a new collective bargaining agreement.  I am ecstatic about the […]