Posted by: James Peterson on December 16th, 2011The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
(today’s entry fueled by badger legion)
during my final semester of law school at the illustrious seton hall university, i took a class called “advanced topics in sports law.” our adjunct professor was this big-time sports attorney in manhattan; the dude knew everything there is to know about the NBA from a technical standpoint (and from a fan perspective, also) but wasn’t the most effective educator.
anyhow, for those of you familiar with ABA requirements of law schools, this class satisfied an “advanced writing requirement;” in other words, what would be a journal note or a publishable-quality article on a legal topic. about five weeks before the semester began, the NBA bought the new orleans hornets, which piqued my legal curiosity. four months later, i had a zillion endnotes and a few thousand words on the razor’s edge the NBA owners are walking between collusion and “investing” with their ownership of the hornets.
this is the article i wrote. for those of you in the legal field, you’ll note that there are no hard conclusions other than that what the league is doing with NOH has a high potential for illegality. stern’s citation of “basketball reasons” when blocking the initial CP3 trade to LAL goes, i think, to my point. if you’re not into legal stuff, the piece is going to be pretty boring–even if you are, it’s still pretty dry. but i think it might be a point worth considering. enjoy.
(as always, more questionable content can be found at Harpringer of Doom)
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