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Warriors' Kevin Durant Embracing Investments In Silicon Valley Startups, Fewer Endorsements

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 20 / 17

Since signing with the Warriors, KEVIN DURANT has "become a fixture in powerful" Silicon Valley circles, "breaking bread with, receiving intel from, and sometimes coinvesting" beside execs like Apple CEO TIM COOK and VC firms like Andreessen Horowitz, according to a cover story by Jon Steinberg ...

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"Ballers" Protagonist Hits NFL-To-Vegas Snag

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09/18/17
Executive Transactions

The NBPA has "established a separate business unit for commercial activities, including merchandising, sponsorship, events and content." The new unit, National Basketball Players Inc., will have its own "profit and loss statement and payroll, and was established as a for-profit company." The unit na ...

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09/18/17
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Free agent QB COLIN KAEPERNICK was named Week 1 MVP by the NFLPA for his "commitment to empowering underserved communities through donations and grassroots outreach." The union found "particularly impressive Kaepernick's continued donations to charity, including a Sept. 7 gift of $100,000 split be ...

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09/18/17
Taking Nominations For Forty Under 40 Class Of '18

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09/15/17
Tennis Films Take Look At Sport's Evolution

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09/15/17
Patrick Willis Selling His San Jose Home For $5.5M

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