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CAA Sports & OKC Thunder Partner To Create Thunder Fellows Program For Black Students In Tulsa

CAA Sports and OKC Thunder have created the Thunder Fellows Program, which is designed to unlock new career opportunities for Black youth in the Tulsa area. These opportunities will include curriculum such as data and analytics, with the goal of developing pipelines for professional roles in sports, entertainment and technology. In the statement released by […]

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Athletes’ and Entertainers’ Entitlement Issues

The following guest post is from Ashlei Deal, who formerly worked for the San Antonio Spurs. I have been around the sports and entertainment business for quite some time. Growing up in Oklahoma and having spent a year interning for the San Antonio Spurs, this years Western Conference Finals has been close to my heart. […]

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Book Review: When The Game Is On The Line

I first became familiar with the name Rick Horrow when Brian Finkel (a good friend from the University of Florida and Creative Director at Horrow Sports Ventures) sent me an email in 2009 regarding a new show on Versus titled, The $ports Take.  It sounded like a great show, but one that I would never end […]

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The NBA: You Have To Pay To Play

Are you surprised that both of the teams that look like they will be playing each other in the NBA finals are at numbers 1 and 3 on the NBA team payroll list?  The Los Angeles Lakers top the list with a payroll of $91.4 million while the Boston Celtics paid their players $86.5 million this […]

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NBA: Northwest Division Previews

The Northwest Division is a little tougher to pick than the Central Division.  The Nuggets showed their strength last season, but the Jazz always are in contention, and I like the Trail Blazers to make some noise as well.  Thus, I’ll run with LaMarcus Aldridge’s picture up top, who just scored a 5-year, $65 million […]

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NBA Royalty

Guest contribution by current Dynasty intern, Jon Vollinger. When you think about royal families in the history of the NBA, several names might come to mind. How about Kobe Bryant and his father Joe “Jelly Bean” Bryant? What about Jimmy Walker and son Jalen Rose? Then there’s Brent Barry and his father Rick Barry, who […]

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Oklahoma City Thunder

September 3rd was the day that Clay Bennett and many Oklahoma City basketball fans were waiting for. After a Judge trial and much deliberation athletes and fans finally got to find out what the team name will be.  After much deliberation, the fans and team officials have decided to go with the OKC “Thunder.” Since announcing the […]