Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (7/8/2016)

It still stings. I have justified the loss of Dwyane Wade as a wise business decision for the Miami Heat organization, but I spent 13 years of my life rooting for him as he wore a Heat jersey. I am one of the rare born-and-raised South Floridians. I cheer for the Miami Dolphins and Miami Heat every year and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Picturing Wade in a Bulls uniform gives me the chills, and not in a good way.

Quick shout out to for keeping the lights on around here this week.

This week on Forbes: (1) Who Helped Kent Bazemore Score $70 Million?; (2) This Week In Sports Law: Johnny Manziel Malpractice, Green For Jim Brown, Dick’s The Authority; (3) Durant To Warriors Is Thanks To The Brilliance Of GM Bob Myers; (4) Nike Aims To Smack Down WWE In Trademark Battle; and (5) It Pays To Make The WSOP Main Event Final Table.

This week on Inc: (1) How Crowdfunding Has Empowered the Olympic Hopeful; (2) Why Atlantic City Strike Against Trump Taj Mahal Continues Through July 4; and (3) How Brands Seek to Integrate into Live Sports as Sponsors.

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.