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New CBA has a 'LeBron Rule,' kind of

Posted on: December 19, 2011 3:34 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

It's not quite as good as having a trophy or court named after you, but getting a new rule named in your honor is pretty good. Or bad, I guess, depending on the situation. Which is what it might be for LeBron James.

Hidden in the so-called "b-list" issues in the new collective bargaining agreement is a provision that prevents players from holding stake in representation agencies. Via Sports Business Journal:

NBA players are now prohibited from holding an ownership stake in a player-management firm or from acting as National Basketball Players Association-certified agents under a provision in the league’s new collective-bargaining agreement.

The provision was something NBA owners asked for and players agreed to as one of the so-called B-list items, terms that were collectively bargained after the NBPA re-formed as a union, according to a union source.

LeBron owns part of LRMR, a marketing firm founded by LeBron's friend and manager Maverick Carter. LeBron recruited Chris Paul to join the firm last year. It also represents Ted Ginn Jr.

LeBron's company may not fall under that though as it may be considered a marketing firm, not a player agency. LRMR is the company famously behind "The Decision," which kind of sort of backfired on LeBron.

Whether LRMR counts as a player-management firm or not is yet to be determined but if so, it could have an affect on LeBron's company.

Category: NBA
Comments

Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: December 19, 2011 6:09 pm
 

New CBA has a 'LeBron Rule,' kind of

Who the heck is Peter Stern? Is he related to David?

David's gay brother...lol



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: December 19, 2011 4:38 pm
 

New CBA has a 'LeBron Rule,' kind of

No.....Billy Hunter is Don King...."helping" his clients by helping himself first.  

Bud Selig and David Stern are almost polar opposites...

Selig is skeletal, Stern is rotund.

Selig is a tightwad with cheap suits and rotten teeth, Stern is generous, well groomed with an infectious smile.

Selig is an owner pretending to be a comissioner, and Stern is a commissioner pretending to be an owner.

Selig clings onto his position like a third world dictator, while Stern has been trying to give his away for years.  

Selig keeps changing the rules in favor of large markets, but Stern pleads for small market hardship.

Selig places blame on others, and Stern takes all the blame. 

Selig's "what problem" attitude forced Congress to get invloved in PED testing for MLB, but the Congressional PED Police apparently has no interest in the David Stern NBA. 

Selig's league has lots of 10 year veteran players that don't speak English, but everyone in Stern's league speaks English within a year.

In Selig's world, he doesn't even relate to people that look like him, and in Stern's world, hardly anyone looks like him.

Be careful what you ask for....you might get Bud Selig in the NBA.




Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: December 19, 2011 4:09 pm
 

New CBA has a 'LeBron Rule,' kind of

LeBron James has done a great job representing HIS own image, huh ?

How would YOU like to market a company on the merits of "The Decision" ?   Why would anyone want to pay LeBron to do for them, what he did to himself ?

...another misunderstood attempt by the NBA to restrict the Neanderthals from injuring themselves.



Since: Mar 5, 2010
Posted on: December 19, 2011 4:08 pm
 

New CBA has a 'LeBron Rule,' kind of

Who the heck is Peter Stern? Is he related to David?

I don't see David Stern as similar to Bud Selig. Selig is a complete idiot while Stern is more of a crooked businessman. I would compare Stern more to Don King.



Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: December 19, 2011 4:06 pm
 

New CBA has a 'LeBron Rule,' kind of

That's pretty lame if true.  Players should definitely be able to start their own agency and represent each other.  Why exactly are the middle men agent leeches being protected here?

I doubt the intent is to protect agents.  I sure the intent is to try to prevent "tampering", any more than already occurs, between teams and players.  The NBA, understandably, does not want "player-agents" talking to other players about switching teams before their contracts are up, etc.  It is bad enough to police/prevent now, but if the "friends" and "players" are also "agents" it becomes near impossible to address.



Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: December 19, 2011 3:44 pm
 

Peter Stern & Bud Selig.....Dumb & Dumber

I propose erecting a statue to Peter Stern and Bud Selig for fans to urinate on.  These two are truely dumb and dumber!



Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: December 19, 2011 3:39 pm
 

New CBA has a 'LeBron Rule,' kind of

That's pretty lame if true.  Players should definitely be able to start their own agency and represent each other.  Why exactly are the middle men agent leeches being protected here?


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