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Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Important clarification on and Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Sports Arrangement

Yesterday Marc Edelman blogged about and Yahoo! Sports working together on offering NBA fans fantasy sports. After talking with the NBA today, I wanted to provide some additional information. The NBA made clear to me that it is not associated with Yahoo! Sports pro leagues (which are fee-based) and it does not receive any shared revenue from those leagues. The NBA’s involvement with Yahoo! Sports is limited to free fantasy sports.


I saw the clarification from the author that league does not share in the revenue from yahoo sports leagues that charge money. I think the NBA should try to make money from fantasy sports if they could because after watching the 30 for 30 documentary on how fantasy sports were created, the director stated that fantasy sports is a 2 billion dollar industry today so players and owners should be compensated because someone is making a profit from the advertisements that are on these fantasy sites and to me this is similar to college players not being compensated under NCAA amateur regulations.
- Jevon Romeo

Anonymous Anonymous -- 11/29/2012 5:40 PM  

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