• Nike, Under Armour, and Adidas are reportedly spurning Lonzo Ball after his father pitched an unprecedented business idea
    Finance
    Business Insider6 hours ago

    Nike, Under Armour, and Adidas are reportedly spurning Lonzo Ball after his father pitched an unprecedented business idea

    For most basketball players who are projected to go at or near the top of the draft, their first income won't be their rookie contract, but rather their first shoe deal. "In his meetings with all three companies, LaVar insisted that they license his upstart Big Baller Brand from him," wrote Rovell.

  • Report: DeShone Kizer in play for Packers at No. 33
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    NBC Sports: ProFootballTalk

    Report: DeShone Kizer in play for Packers at No. 33

    Packers General Manager Ted Thompson traded out of the first round last night, landing the No. 33 pick in a deal with the Browns and then let the football world he was open to trading back again to kick off the second round. According to a report from Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, that’s not the only option the Packers are considering. Rapoport reports that Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer is in play to be picked by Green Bay when the draft resumes on Friday night. There would seem to be a link between that report and Thompson’s comments. If you were trying to build a trade market for a pick, there are worse ways to do it than trying to get people to believe that you’re going to take one of

  • Best available players for Day 2 of the 2017 NFL draft
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    Shutdown Corner

    Best available players for Day 2 of the 2017 NFL draft

    Here are the highest rated players left on Shutdown Corner's board, along with their scouting reports.