Monday, December 12th, 2011

The Veto Power

By Sam Mann As you probably know by now, last Thursday David Stern, Commissioner of the National Basketball Association, vetoed a three team trade that would have sent star point guard Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers, Pau Gasol to the Houston Rockets and several other pieces to the New Orleans Hornets. The NBA […]

Friday, November 18th, 2011

The NBA Lockout’s next opponent: Federal District Court

Ed’s Note: We are going to skip for now any coverage of the impending Syracuse allegations because I am probably unable to discuss it rationally. I am a biased Syracuse fan who loves Jim Boeheim and Syracuse Basketball. Moving on to regularly scheduled programming: the NBA Lockout once again… By Sam Mann A few days […]

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Another Wrinkle on the NBA Labor Dispute

There has been some dissension in the ranks of the NBA Players Association in recent days. It began with reports questioning the loyalty of President Derek Fisher; he was alleged to have had a “secret” meeting with NBA officials in which he compromised their position by suggesting that the parties agree on a 50/50 split […]

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Follow-up: NBA labor and MLB Television

By Sam Mann I was listening to an interview with Billy Hunter, head of the NBA Players Association, and wanted to comment on a few issues that came up. (The interview was with Bill Simmons, available on ESPN and Grantland.com). One of the main points of contention from Simmons, playing devil’s advocate to Mr. Hunter, […]

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Goodbye Hypothetical Basketball Association

Our coverage of the NBA lockout has been lacking, but in our defense, it looks like we will still have plenty of time to catch up. The latest “story” to break (and I use the term story loosely) is that several star NBA players will organize and participate in a “world tour.” The implications of […]

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

Links – July 10

By Sam Mann Here are a couple of links that caught our eyes the last few days: The guys at Freakonomics apparently have a blog as well. A recent post muses why Law School is like the NFL Draft. Interesting post, but not all that ground breaking, although any time we can compare law school […]

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

“Panini vs. Art of the Game: You Think You Have Kobe’s Autograph, But You Have No Idea…”

By Nathan Yu What do you get if you cross the NBA’s biggest star, Kobe Bryant, with a couple of sports memorabilia companies? A lawsuit, of courseā€¦ Back on May 9, Panini America, a sports and entertainment collectibles company, sued The Art of the Game, one of Panini’s competitors, for, among other causes of action, […]