(PDF Version Here) Eric Zilber[*] TABLE OF CONTENTS[†] Introduction COVID-19 Background The Challenges Facing the NBA Initial Planning The “Bubble” Emerges as a Front-Runner “Bubble” Plans Solidify and the Protocols Phase One Phase Two Phase … [Read more...] about ESTABLISHMENT OF THE NBA “BUBBLE” GUIDELINES FOR THE RESUMPTION OF THE 2019-20 SEASON
Career Spotlight – Clay Allen, General Counsel, Houston Rockets
By: Connor Oniki Clay Allen is the chief lawyer for the Houston Rockets, one of the NBA’s 30 member clubs. I had the incredible opportunity to meet and learn from Clay. Among other things, he discussed his background and his work with the Rockets, while providing advice for … [Read more...] about Career Spotlight – Clay Allen, General Counsel, Houston Rockets
Forging the Future: The questions that must be answered before the NBA’s 2020-21 season.
For the third time this year, the NBA and NBPA have extended the deadline for either side to opt-out and give 45-day notice to terminate the CBA. This time, the deadline has been pushed to October 30. The current CBA was established in 2016 and was set to run seven years, with … [Read more...] about Forging the Future: The questions that must be answered before the NBA’s 2020-21 season.
Forced Blackout: What Contract Law Tells Us About Coronavirus and the NBA Broadcast Deals
After Utah Jazz Center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19, the National Basketball Association (NBA) suspended its 2019-20 season indefinitely. The move has major implications for the league’s broadcast partners, who stand to lose a serious … [Read more...] about Forced Blackout: What Contract Law Tells Us About Coronavirus and the NBA Broadcast Deals
2007 NBA Ref Scandal Back in Play
After pleading guilty in 2007 to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and transmit gambling information, former NBA referee Tim Donaghy is back in the news. In an in-depth report, ESPN analyzed the games Donaghy officiated and interviewed his co-conspirators. The findings reveal that … [Read more...] about 2007 NBA Ref Scandal Back in Play