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LeBron Praised For "Stellar Comedic Turn" In Upcoming Apatow Film "Trainwreck"

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 02 / 15

Audiences "will surely flip" for Cavaliers F LEBRON JAMES ' "stellar comedic turn playing a version of himself" in the upcoming film " TRAINWRECK ," according to Sara Vilkomerson of ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY. Director JUDD APATOW said, "It's not just a cameo. It's a real role and he kills in ever...

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09/16/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

The Lightning named KEVIN KLEIN as VP/Corporate Sales & Service; DONNA FERRIS as Dir of Business Development; PARRISH LAMB as Sponsorship Coordinator; BRIAN POTTER as Publications Manager; DAVE WALKOW

Tags: Int'l Speedway Corp., Palace Sports & Entertainment, People and Pop Culture, Tampa Bay Lightning

09/16/98
R-E-S-P-E-C-T, THAT IS WHAT THE SHAQ MAN SEEKS

Lakers C SHAQUILLE O''NEAL has released his fifth album and is now "a more credible rapper than [he was] on his ''93 debut, `Shaq Diesel,''" according to Dan DeLuca of the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER. The a

Tags: LA Angels, Anaheim Sports, Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Lakers, NBC, Phoenix Suns, Seattle Seahawks, People and Pop Culture, Vulcan Ventures, Walt Disney

09/16/98
HAPPY HANAKA? NEW EXEC TAKES OVER FOR JACK SMITH AT TSA

JACK SMITH "stepped down Tuesday" as CEO of The Sports Authority (TSA), the company he founded in ''87, according to David Altaner of the Ft. Lauderdale SUN-SENTINEL. Smith will remain as Chair, and V

Tags: Foot Locker/Venator Group, People and Pop Culture

09/16/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

In his opening argument, Heaven Corp. attorney DEAN DICKIE "highlighted the role" of DAVID FALK in "committing" MICHAEL JORDAN to appear in the company''s ''91 film, "Heaven Is a Playground." But Jord

Tags: Cablevision, Minnesota Twins, NBA, New York Knicks, People and Pop Culture

09/15/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

Former UNC men''s basketball coach DEAN SMITH was named the ''98 USOC Honorary Coach of the Year (DENVER POST, 9/14). ...The NEW ENGLAND WOMEN''S FUND, devoted to "increasing opportunities for women a

Tags: ABC, ESPN, People and Pop Culture, USOC, Walt Disney

09/15/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

THE QUEST: BILL MCGILLIS, former GM of the now-defunct ABL StingRays, has been named GM of the ABL Quest. The Quest also announced the following moves: DICK GROAT was named Dir of Corporate Sales; KIM

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09/14/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

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Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Jacksonville Jaguars, Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Jets, New York Yankees, NFL, San Francisco 49ers, People and Pop Culture, YankeeNets

09/14/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

Dodgers Interim GM TOMMY LASORDA was promoted Friday to Senior VP, following the hiring of former Orioles Assistant GM KEVIN MALONE as GM (ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, 9/12)....The Penguins named MARK ANDE

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Acushnet, Los Angeles Dodgers, News Corp./Fox, Pittsburgh Penguins, People and Pop Culture

09/14/98
MOLDED OUT OF CLAY: FORD JR. TO RUN MOTOR COMPANY, LIONS

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09/11/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

In it''s preview of the upcoming TV season, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY reports that ABC''s new comedy, "SPORTS NIGHT," draws "an obvious comparison to an ESPN show." EW: "The pilot does a good job of captur

Tags: ABC, ESPN, NBA, NBC, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, San Diego Padres, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney, Washington Redskins

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