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Tuesday, May 06, 2014
The Nation Turns to SLB Contributors for Legal Analysis!
Not surprising, Sports Law Blog contributors have been instrumental in providing their expert legal analysis on the NBA events surrounding Donald Sterling's comments and Commissioner Adam Silver's response. Here's a brief summary of some of the contributions many of us have made in the past week:
MICHAEL McCANN, UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
Michael McCann, of the University of New Hampshire School of Law, provided the initial legal analysis as a result of his work for Sports Illustrated. Mike authored two outstanding articles that have been widely discussed, quoted and cited. Mike, quite frankly, shaped the legal debate on this story.
What's Next for NBA in Donald Sterling Fight? (April 26, 2014)
Donald Sterling, NBA Set for Epic Legal Battle (April 29, 2014)
Additionally, it's virtually impossible not to change channels and see Mike on the news. Here's his YouTube channel which provides links to the TEN times he's been on national television in the past week. Of course he's really skimming the bottom of the coverage when he appears on CNN, The Today Show, MSNBC and PBS News Hour.
NPR, All Things Considered
Mike has also authored an essay that will run in this week's issue of Sports Illustrated on the Sterling scandal and the NBA's reaction. The magazine hits the newsstands today.
GABE FELDMAN, TULANE UNIVERSITY
Gabe Feldman, of Tulane University's Law School, has been all over the media as well. Here's just a sampling of his television appearances.
MSNBC, Jansing & Co.
MSNBC, The Last Word
CNN, The Lead:
NBC, The Today Show
I've given up trying to locate ALL of the other media impressions Gabe has made this week....
MARC EDELMAN, BARUCH COLLEGE, CUNY
Marc Edelman, of the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, City University of New York, contributed the following:
CNN (May 3, 2014)
89.3 KPPC (Southern California) (Apr. 28, 2014) (audio link)
KABC (California) (Apr. 30,2014) (link to download)
590 The Fan (Toronto) (Apr. 29, 2014) (from Soundcloud)
WARREN K. ZOLA, BOSTON COLLEGE
So, if Mike, Gabe and Marc's phones were all busy, or they were live on the air, the media found me a few times. Most importantly, and I did trump the others in PR for The Sports Law Blog, was my appearance on MSNBC where my caption indicated my relationship with The Sports Law Blog and NOT Boston College. [You'll also note I've been "banned for life."