Found January 21, 2013 on
from Fraser Mackinnon Blair at Offside: A Sports Law Blog,
Although the NHL season has only just begun, some are already looking forward to seeing how the new CBA will effect this summer’s free agent period.
We know that one of the NHL’s main requirements for the new CBA was a term limit on player contracts. The NHL and the NHLPA agreed to impose a general contract limit of 7 years, with the exception that a team may re-sign its own player to an 8 year contract. The rule is there to give teams an advantage in negotiating contracts with their home-grown stars.
However, it’s possible that the contract limits add an additional layer to the new CBA: the sign and trade. The sign and trade is very popular in the NBA. Not so long ago, both Lebron James and Chris Bosh were acquired by the Miami Heat via the ‘sign and trade.’
A sign and trade occurs where a pending free agent signs an extension with his current team on the understanding that he will be immediately traded to...
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After rumors swirled today over the controlling interest of the Sacramento Kings being sold to the Chris Hansen/Steve Ballmer group in Seattle, it appears that the Seattle Sonics will be playing in the NBA as soon as next season.There were many varied reactions on Twitter including one from Miami Heat star LeBron James who ripped the sale for being over $525 million dollars:When...
Michael Jordan worked hard to cultivate a regal image in public in the latter half of his career. Kobe Bryant comes across as cold and rude.
LeBron James, meanwhile, sings karaoke.
The Heat star showed once again that he is not afraid to reveal his lighter side by busting out his dance moves to sing Michael Jackson songs at a recent event. The reigning NBA Most Valuable Player sang...
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Miami Heat forward Shane Battier apparently loves his karaoke — so much so, that he pitched his own South Beach showcase called Battieoke 2013. And, if you think he limited vocal embarrassment to just bench warmers and rookies, here are high-flying teammates LeBron James and Dwyane Wade serenading a lucky lady to the mid-90s Shai hit “If I Ever Fall In Love”. [Evan Golden]...
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On Monday, Miami Heat forward Shane Battier held his annual charity event, South Beach Battioke, a no-holds-barred karaoke jam. Among the participants were none other than teammates LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.
Now, this isn’t the first time LeBron has rocked the karaoke mic, as you may recall last year when he donned a wig and busted out “Super Freak” by Rick James, but to...
On Monday, NBA superstars LeBron James and Dwyane Wade sang karaoke at Miami Heat teammate Shane Battier's annual South Beach Battioke charity event.
After LeBron sang a verse of Michael Jackson's "Rock With You", he was joined by D-Wade as they picked a lucky woman from the audience and serenaded her with Shai's "If I Ever Fall In Love".
Earlier this month, Shane Battier of the Miami Heat uploaded a video of himself dressed like a ship’s captain, singing the theme to ‘The Love Boat.’ It was the worst THE BEST, advertised his second annual “South Beach Battioke” celebrity karaoke event, and allowed me to make a joke about LeBron James singing Pretty Ricky. As it turns out … I wasn’t that far off.Behold...
As previously noted on That NBA Lottery Pick, Shane Battier held his annual charity karaoke event which allowed some of his teammates to sing some classics.Check out the below video of Dwyane Wade and LeBron James singing at the event and serenading one fan with some unique vocals:(Courtesy of Terez Owens)
Just when we thought that Dwyane Wade and LeBron James put out the best performance at the Shane Battier charity karaoke event, this clip of Mike Miller and Chris Anderson performing a Vanilla Ice song is posted.Check out Miller's bling and Birdman's smooth vocals while singing "Ice Ice Baby":
Anyone who has gone through the recruitment process at any level knows the most stress is felt by the player involved. You have everyone telling you their opinion on what to do about your future. Your life’s goals are going to be altered by where you decided to go to college. Andrew Wiggins may be the most highly touted recruit since LeBron James, and now the recruiting process...