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LaMelo Ball Signs Endorsement Deal With PUMA

Expected lottery pick LaMelo Ball has signed an agreement with PUMA Basketball to be its newest ambassador. Although this news was first reported in August, the official announcement was made this past Wednesday. In a release, Ball said “I believe the brand is the perfect partner for me because PUMA will allow me to just […]

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Global Agency SPORTFIVE And Chicago Bulls Will Collaborate To Secure International Brand Partnerships

In 2019, the NBA informed teams that they can secure up to two brand partnerships from regions outside the U.S. With lower viewership and revenue streams effected by various reasons, it looks like the Chicago Bulls have decided to take additional steps in alleviating those losses. SPORTFIVE is a global agency that focuses on branding, […]

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Lonzo Ball Signs With Klutch Sports For Representation

As reported by Malika Andrews of ESPN, Lonzo Ball has decided to sign with Klutch Sports for representation. In his young career, Ball has had stints with Roc Nation Sports and Creative Arts Agency (CAA). However, the choice to join Klutch was different as this time it was “solely” his decision, one he feels like […]

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Contract Negotiation NFL Players Sports Agents

Alvin Kamara Inks Whopping New Deal With The Saints

On the heels of the first full slate of NFL games, do-it-all running back Alvin Kamara inked a five-year deal with the New Orleans Saints that will pay Kamara $75 million in new money, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport. Klutch Sports, led by agent Damarius Bilbo, negotiated the contract on Kamara’s behalf. As part […]

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Deshaun Watson and Texans Agree to 4-year, $160M Extension

The Houston Texans and Deshaun Watson have agreed to a 4-year, $160 million contract extension, his agent David Mulugheta of Athlete’s First confirmed to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.  The total deal value is $177.54 million, with $111million in guarantees. Watson will earn $39 million per year in base salary over the next four years and be […]

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Ballengee Group Sends Care Packages With A Message

In the world of increasingly elaborate and expansive care packages sent to players in training camps, The Ballengee Group, a full-service sports agency who started their football division last year, sent more than items to their clients; they sent a message as well. All the goods featured in their 2020 care packages are from black-owned […]

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Dallas Wings’ Center Imani McGee-Stafford Signs With Distinction Agency For Marketing

Dallas Wings’ center Imani McGee-Stafford has signed with Distinction Agency for marketing purposes. The 6-foot-7 McGee-Stafford, recently announced her decision to step away from the WNBA for the next two seasons to pursue a law degree from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles. She is currently on the team’s suspended list. In 2016, McGee-Stafford was […]

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Colorado State Wide Receiver Warren Jackson Signs With Athletes First

As announced by Neil Stratton of Inside the League, former Colorado State wide received Warren Jackson has signed with Athletes First for representation. Jackson’s plan to leave Colorado State and begin preparation for the 2021 NFL Draft came on the heels of the Mountain West Conference’s decision to suspend falls sports. Jackson said “me and […]

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Athletes First Brings On Eric Schaffer In Executive Role

Athletes First recently announced the hiring of former Washington Football Team Senior VP of Football Operations and General Counsel Eric Schaffer, in a role that focuses on their coaching and front office division. In a press release from the agency, Co-Founder and CEO David Dunn was quoted saying “Athletes First’s certified agents have tremendous respect […]

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Roc Nation Announces Signing of Texas Tech Guard Jahmi’us Ramsey

Roc Nation recently announced the signing of Texas Tech guard Jahmi’us Ramsey via their social media. Ramsey entered the 2020 NBA draft after spending one season with the Red Raiders. In his lone collegiate season, he averaged a team-leading 15.0 points per game and became the first player in program history to earn Big 12 […]