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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (6/12/15)

We are four games through the NBA Finals and they certainly have not disappointed. ESPN  announced today that this year’s NBA Finals is the most watched and highest-rated ever on ABC through four games. Last week Saturday, history was made as American Pharoah won  the Belmont Stake. He became the first horse in 37 years to […]

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CAA Sports Acquires Fermata Partners

Talent and sports agency powerhouse Creative Artists Agency (CAA) Sports has acquired the consumer licensing agency Fermata Partners, according to SportsBusiness Daily. Both parties seem to be excited about the new venture. CAA Sports strengthens its already premiere client list with more branding and licensing, while Fermata Partners gains access to some of the top […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (11/21/2014)

Not many Shabbat Shalom wrap-ups before the start of a new year.  Where did the time fly?  But before a new year comes a wealth of football, including some Thanksgiving Thursday match-ups next week.  I was at UNC-Chapel Hill last weekend to celebrate their homecoming.  Beautiful place, but boy was it cold outside!  Stay in South […]

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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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Cross China Off Carmelo’s And CP3’s List

The news that the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) will prevent NBA players current under contract from playing in its league was not talked about much in sports business circles; however, it has a great impact on top tier NBA players and their agents.  Before the CBA locked these NBA players out of its league, superstars […]

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Agent Selection Scenarios: Syracuse Basketball

Going into the season, I thought Syracuse had a fantastic shot at winning the National Title.  As a #3 seed, the Orange still are in a nice position to make a post-season run; however, unfortunately for Scoop, Kris, et al., they have to make it through a very difficult East Region.  Will they actually put […]

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Carm And Get ‘Em

New York Knicks fans; be careful what you wish for. The past 48 hours in the NBA have been dominated by the Carmelo Anthony trade to the New York Knicks, and rightfully so. Despite all the Knicks gave up, this move HAD to be made and was a no-brainer for a playoff starved Knicks franchise. […]

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A Top 10 Agent List Has A Notable Error

I am not a big fan of “Top __” lists.  That said, it is sometimes fun to observe others’ subjective rankings of members in a profession.  Kevin Baumer of Business Insider recently created his list of The 12 Most Powerful Agents In The NBA.  As for his rankings (with top 3 salaried clients listed): Arn […]

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Will Chris Paul Stay As King Bee?

Isaac Schamis is a new contributor to  He has been putting up some great posts as of late.  Be sure to leave him some comments on his material.  If he doesn’t respond, I will be sure to bug him. Even prior to the official start of the 2010 NBA free agency period, there was […]

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Melo Will Miss Opening Games

On Monday, the Denver Nuggets officially announced that All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony will miss the first two games of next year’s season. The suspension stems back to his DUI charge late in the previous season, when Melo was pulled over on I-25. In court, Anthony plead guilty to lesser charges of driving while ability impaired […]