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Royce White: the NBA’s Mental Illness Reform Advocate
January 30th, 2013 at 1:14 PM
In a revealing interview on Grantland.com by Chuck Klosterman, Royce White tries to explain his passionate and complicated beliefs on his mental health issues that have prevented him from suiting up for the Houston Rockets in what should be his rookie year.   White wants a "mental health protocol" whereby an...

NBA Board of Governors Approves New Orleans Hornets Sale
June 14th, 2012 at 9:10 AM
The NBA Board of Governors on Wednesday approved the sale of the New Orleans Hornets franchise to Tom Benson, owner of the New Orleans Saints.  Although Benson "bought" the team in December of 2010, the 29 Board of Governors had to first approve the deal before it was finalized. The Board...

Sportslaw101’s Official 2012 NBA Finals Preview: Thunder Vs. Heat
June 12th, 2012 at 9:28 AM
As you may have guessed, this website’s main focus is covering and analyzing the intersection of sports and the law.  Every once and while we like to step away from the law and post our thoughts on just sports.  This is one of those occasions.  Here it goes: Three factors that...

Sports Media 101 and FanDuel Continues Partnership Kick Off with Free Fantasy Contests
March 28th, 2012 at 2:09 PM
Sports Media 101 and FanDuel announced their official partnership last week. With this partnership comes the opportunity for sports fans everywhere to get the chance to play one day fantasy contests and win amazing prizes, just by throwing together a roster. The duo is allowing fans a chance to celebrate...

All in: New Orleans Hornets to Remain in Big Easy Until 2024
March 19th, 2012 at 3:11 PM
As I previously discussed on this site, the City of Sacramento and the Sacramento Kings recently agreed to an arena deal that will keep the team in NorCal for the long haul. On Friday, the owner-less New Orleans Hornets announced that they, too, will remain in their Crescent City home...

J.R. Smith Fined $25K for Twitter Faux Pas
March 10th, 2012 at 8:26 PM
In the latest episode of "When Tweeting Goes Wrong," recent New York Knicks addition J.R. Smith was fined $25,000 by the NBA for tweeting a Not-Suitable-For-Work photo of a lady friend. ***PHOTO1*** The NBA prohibits players from tweeting during games and has the discretion to levy fines for inappropriate comments made through...

Sacramento Could Lose Kings NBA Franchise
February 27th, 2012 at 11:16 AM
On  February 10, I mentioned that a Seattle hedge fund manager is looking to bring an NBA franchise back to the rainy city and that the Sacramento Kings franchise was the top candidate to relocate because of its uncertain arena situation. The city of Sacramento and Kings’ owners George, Joe,...

Basketball in Seattle? Hedge Fund Founder Looks to Add NBA Team
February 10th, 2012 at 11:49 AM
In 2008, the NBA’s Seattle SuperSonics left the rainy city for the greener pastures of Oklahoma City OK. The city lost its team after Seattle and the state of Washington declined to appropriate taxpayer funds to help pay for a new arena or to renovate the old one. A historically...

Should Professional Athletes Be Allowed to Hold Ownership Stakes in an Agency?
January 9th, 2012 at 10:07 PM
There has been a recent trend of professional athletes buying partial ownership interests in player management agencies. According to Deadspin, Alex Rodriguez holds an ownership stake in his agents Dan Lozano’s firm.  Lozano represents a-Rod, as well as Albert Pujols and many other high profile MLB players.  (If you have...

Manny Harris’ Frozen Foot and the Legality of Signing a Waiver
January 2nd, 2012 at 3:19 PM
Back in November, former Cleveland Cavalier and Michigan Wolverine Guard Manny Harris entered a Cryon-X machine on Nike’s campus in Beaverton, Oregon.  When he came out of the machine, the side of his right foot had severe freezer burn.  Harris was unable to participate in the Cavs training camp and,...

Celtics’ Kevin Garnett Neither Fined nor Suspended for Attempting to Choke Knicks’ Bill Walker
December 29th, 2011 at 3:20 PM
  Ah, Christmas Day: a time of celebration and reflection, of gluttonous delight and liberally imbibing with family and friends. Or, if you’re the Celtics’ Kevin Garnett, a time to showcase and perpetuate your reputation as a grumpy old agitator. ***PHOTO1*** KG is the ultimate love-hate guy: you love his hustle and heart...

Golden State Warriors’ Monta Ellis Sued for Sexual Harassment
December 23rd, 2011 at 12:48 PM
On Wednesday, December 21, a former Golden State Warriors employee filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against standout shooting guard, Monta Ellis, and the NBA franchise. Although the alleged victim, Erika Ross Smith, no longer works for the club, she maintains that Ellis’ improper advances were the driving force behind her...

The New NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement Provisions
December 2nd, 2011 at 3:09 PM
As the dust settles from the NBA lockout settlement and we draw nearer to the sure abbreviated free agency period, here is a quick look at some of the new CBA provisions: (Note: Many other provisions have been modified and tinkered with but this list addresses completely new provisions) ***PHOTO1*** Stretch Provision:...

The Impact of the NBA’s Amnesty Clause
November 15th, 2011 at 6:50 AM
It has been confirmed by multiple sources that when, or should I say if, the NBA lockout is resolved, the new collective bargaining agreement will contain an amnesty clause. ***PHOTO1*** This clause, a one-time exception, will allow a team to waive a player without paying any further luxury tax on the player’s...

NBA Lockout Update: NBA Players & Owners to Meet for Self-imposed “D-Day”
November 14th, 2011 at 6:46 AM
The NBA Players Union will meet with David Stern and the NBA Owners at 1 p.m. today to discuss the NBA owner’s ultimatum proposal handed down by Stern. ***PHOTO1*** Many in the industry believe that this meeting will be a tipping point for whether or not there will be an NBA season...