Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (7/1/2016)

I have spent over 10 years running this website, 6 years as a lawyer, a few years as a professor and consider myself to have been successful in my pursuits, but there’s not much that makes me happier than waking up to a message like this. Truthfully, the only reason I started writing these weekly wrap-ups again (after a hiatus) was because many people reached out and said that they really enjoyed it. And there’s a lot of value in making others happy.

So Hassan Whiteside is signing with the Heat. Now, a focus on bringing back Wade and . . . maybe signing Durant? I think it’s a long shot, but one never knows.

Hooray to Heitner Legal on securing Draymond Green a registered trademark in MONEY GREEN.

Now the stories that you may have missed:

On Forbes: (1) This Week In Sports Law: Dez Bryant Sued, Snoop Dogg TM Battle, Esports Illegal Gambling; and (2) Atlantic City Inches Closer To Casino Workers Strike.

On Inc.: (1) Why Gary and AJ Vaynerchuk Ventured Into the Saturated Sports-Agent Industry; and (2) Why a Bluetooth Business Signed Shaq as Tech Adviser.

And as always, the weekly wrap-up:



By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.