NBCSports.com’s Dan Feldman is grading every team’s offseason based on where the team stands now relative to its position entering the offseason. The Celtics landed the No. 1 pick and signed the top free agent to change teams. Jayson Tatum and Gordon Hayward are nice, and I won’t lose sight of that here.
Joseph Rothberg I handle high profile commercial disputes and intellectual property litigation across a wide variety of industries. The latest crossover of video games, sports, and intellectual property law is materializing from a surprising source – the reproduction of professional athletes’ tattoos in the popular basketball videogame franchise, NBA 2K. Previously, the most high-profile case involving video games, sports and IP law was arguably a class action by college athletes suing the NCAA, the video-game manufacturer Electronic Arts and the Collegiate Licensing Co., for misappropriation of their rights to publicity – i.e. using the athlete’s likeness without their permission in the videogame.
It seems Thon Maker, like many people of late, got screwed by United Airlines this week. Unlike many people, however, Thon Maker is seven feet tall. In another weird twist, Maker ended up sitting next to a guy who said on Facebook that he’s a distant cousin of Lakers rookie Kyle Kuzma.