Laurent Lhôte

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Jay-Z Signs Kevin Durant To Roc Nation Sports. Rival Agents, Are You Not Entertained?

Jay-Z and Roc Nation Sports have an announcement to make. There are #NEWRULES in effect. That, and Roc Nation Sports, along with Creative Artists Agency, have signed three-time NBA All-Star Kevin Durant.<p>The announcement was officially made on the Roc Nation website with an oversized image featuring …

NBA Draft Dreams Reality For Seven Special Basketball Players, Including Anthony Bennett

Anthony Bennett, Allen Crabbe, Cody Zeller, CJ McCollum, Michael Carter-Williams, Mike Muscala and Reggie Bullock are all projected to be selected in tonight’s NBA Draft. The highly touted prospects share an excitement for the game of basketball and a strong desire to excel at the next level. They …

Miami Heat Prove You Can Be Both Profit-Maximizers And Win-Maximizers In Today's NBA

At the beginning of Chapter 3 of <i>The Economics of Sports</i> textbook by my fellow sports economists Mike Leeds and Peter von Allmen, they offer this humorous yet telling quote from former San Diego Chargers owner Gene Klein, who owned the team from 1966 through 1984:<p><i>When I bought the Chargers I</i> …

Nerlens Noel's NBA Draft Slide Will Cost Him $10 Million

Basketball fans the world over were surprised when Nerlens Noel, the dominating center from Kentucky, wasn’t selected first overall in last night’s NBA draft. Noel has long been touted as the draft’s top talent, and the Cleveland Cavaliers, an atrocious team with a dire need for a big man, seemed …

Adidas Trademark Lawsuit Puts Derrick Rose On Defense

Derrick Rose may be a primary player in the trademark war between his own David and Goliath. The Chicago native may soon be asked to pick a side between his primary endorser and sporting-goods giant Adidas or a small Chicago-area Church. In early July, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board will …