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Liz Mullen

Staff writer Liz Mullen covers labor, agents and horse racing.

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Players' Tribune To Debut New Docu-Series On Cavs' Isaiah Thomas

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 16 / 17

The Players' Tribune today announced the debut of a multi-episode documentary series called "The Book of Isaiah II," about the life of Cavaliers G Isaiah Thomas this past year. The series, produced by TPT and Thomas' media company, Slow Grin...

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