Michael McCann is a legal analyst and writer for Sports Illustrated and the founding director of the Sports and Entertainment Law Institute (SELI) at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, where he is also a tenured professor of law.
Michael Avenatti might not be the most trusted voice, but all eyes will turn to him during a criminal case that centers on extortion and fraud. The Crossover digs into reasons why Avenatti's case could cause concern for the basketball world.
Given the complexity of the dispute and the entrenched positions of both sides, mediation was always unlikely to resolve the battle for equal pay between U.S. Soccer and the U.S. women's players. Here's what you can expect to follow after the latest developments.
Billionaire Joseph Tsai is on the verge of acquiring full control of the Nets for a staggering $2.35 billion, the highest dollar figure in the history of U.S. sports franchise sales. The Crossover on what it means for the NBA and its players.