State Appellate Court Refuses to Overturn Sale of Los Angeles Clippers

On November 17, 2015, in NBA, SELS Blog, by Matthew Weiss

By Jason Kurtyka* The removal of Donald Sterling from the Sterling Family Trust and the subsequent sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to Steve Ballmer was upheld Monday by California’s Second Appellate District.[1] The three-judge panel held stated the evidence “overwhelmingly supported the probate court’s conclusion that exigent circumstances warranted the sale of the Clippers […]

Thabo Sefolosha Files Notice of Claim for Civil Suit Against New York & NYPD

On November 5, 2015, in NBA, SELS Blog, by Matthew Weiss

By Jason Kurtyka* Atlanta Hawks wing Thabo Sefolosha stayed out of the media last April and this summer following an altercation with six New York City Police officers outside the nightclub 1OAK that left him with a broken fibula, torn ankle ligaments, and pending criminal charges.[1] After a jury acquitted him on misdemeanor charges of […]

Lamar Odom, Nevada Brothels, and Human Trafficking

On October 27, 2015, in Basketball, NBA, SELS Blog, by Matthew Weiss

By Valerie Caras* On October 13, Lamar Odom joined the ranks of many other well-known athletes who have solicited prostitutes. However, his actions are distinguishable from a majority of those cases because his four-day, $75,000 patronization of the “Love Ranch,” a licensed Nevada brothel, was legal. Nevada is the only state in the country where […]

Antitrust Playoff Contenders: StubHub Takes on Ticketmaster

On August 28, 2015, in Basketball, NBA, Sports Law Journal, Stadiums, by Nina Friel

by Andres F. Gonzalez The Golden State Warriors might have won the championship on the court, but the team must now defend itself from a corporate rivalry. On March 29, 2015, StubHub, Inc. sued Ticketmaster L.L.C. and the Golden State Warriors for California and federal antitrust violations.[1]  StubHub, a well-known ticket reseller, alleges that Ticketmaster’s intimidation […]

Money Can’t Buy Happiness: New TV Deal has Planted Seeds for Labor Unrest in NBA

On December 1, 2014, in Collective Bargaining, NBA, SELS Blog, Television Rights, by admin

By: Matt Weiss December 1, 2014 In early October, the New York Times reported that the National Basketball Association (NBA) had agreed with The Walt Disney Company and Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. on a new TV deal that would pay the league $24 billion over 9 years to keep the association’s games on ESPN, ABC, […]

High Rollers, Beware: Top Sports Leagues Attempt to Block Sports Betting in New Jersey

On November 11, 2014, in MLB, NBA, NCAA, NFL, NHL, SELS Blog, Sports Betting, by admin

By: Matt Weiss November 11, 2014 Sports betting is considered by many to be one of America’s greatest pastimes.  From fantasy sports leagues to March Madness bracket pools, betting on sports has long been a part of the sporting experience for many fans. However, this has not stopped the NFL, MLB, NBA, NCAA, and NHL […]

News and Updates: NBA Owners Vote to Keep Kings in Sacramento

On May 16, 2013, in NBA, by admin

May 15, 2013   In a 22-8 vote, the NBA’s Board of Governors voted in favor of keeping the Kings franchise in Sacramento. This vote follows the recommendation of the NBA relocation committee. Hedge fund investor, Chris Hansen, and Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, previously engaged in negotiations with the Maloof family (the current franchise owners) […]

Suit Against the Spurs May Be Misguided

On February 3, 2013, in NBA, Uncategorized, by admin

February 3, 2013 by Chuck Haven   Background   On November 29, 2012, with the San Antonio Spurs (“Spurs”) slated to play their fourth game in five nights, Coach Greg Popovich sent home four of his players.  Among those sent home were Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili- the three most readily identifiable Spurs […]

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