Congratulations to the Miami Heat on getting one step closer to the NBA Finals. That was quite a series against the Celtics. The 2011 MLB Draft is quickly approaching. No real news on the NFL Lockout front; just a lot of continued speculation as to what will transpire in the courts. The NBA Draft is coming soon, as well. We will certainly cover it from the agent angle, reporting on who represents each player selected. I am excited to see a lot of you readers next week in Washington D.C. I will be flying in very early on Thursday and actually flying out Friday night, missing Saturday’s festivities. Here are some stories I missed over the past week:
- Michael McCann does not see Selig doing it unless it is negotiated into the next collective bargaining agreement [New Sports Illustrated on whether Bud Selig can punish players for alcohol & DUI related issues].
- 26% of people will take up a new hobby if there is an NFL lockout [NFL Lockout: Social Media Users Weigh In [INFOGRAPHIC]].
- “That’s why he’s Drew Rosenhaus. He gets paid to do what he needs to do. And that’s’ why in my eyes he’s one of the best.” [DeSean Jackson talks lockout, offseason and contract]
- And how exactly were they exploring NFL opportunities during this Lockout? [Lockout has some undrafted players heading to Canada]
- Are up to 25% of NFL players in regular contact with assistant coaches? [NFL players, coaches violate lockout by staying in touch]
- Has Bosh become any more marketable during the playoffs? [The Miami Heat made Chris Bosh a king, but only James and Wade reign in endorsements].
- Less than 2 months until the NBA CBA expires.. [Stern, union chief Hunter hold weekly meetings as lockout looms].
- After having already paid $395,000 in legal fees [K-State settles with Ron Prince for $1.65 million].