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NBA Players, Executives Mingle At Chris Bosh's Wedding

Chris Bosh tied the knot this past weekend at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

Normally, a NBA player getting married wouldn’t be huge news. But the guest list included current players and NBA executives, a no-no as part of the NBA lockout.

The league signed off on both sides interacting at Bosh’s wedding, but it still created an awkward situation, according to the NY Post:

“But while Heat stars James, Wade — recovering from Lasik eye surgery and sporting shades, both pictured below with Bosh — and Juwan Howard were seated in an area separate from the suits’, they later mingled on the dance floor with team GM Pat Riley, coach Erik Spoelstra, vice president Nick Arison, the son of Heat owner Micky Arison and former Heat all-star Alonzo Mourning, who now works in player relations. They got special permission from the league to attend the glitzy bash together. Read more

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NBA Lays Off 114 Employees

The NBA eliminated 114 positions this week, according to The New York Times.

A league spokesman wouldn’t confirm the layoffs were connected directly to the NBA lockout, which started two weeks ago.

“The layoffs are not a direct result of the lockout but rather a response to the same underlying issue – that is, the league’s expenses far outpace our revenues,” NBA spokesman Mike Bass told The New York Times.

Most of the positions eliminated were from the New York and New Jersey offices and employees got word Wednesday and Thursday. The NBA was looking to cut their expenses by $50 million.

All told, 11 percent of the workforce was eliminated. According to Bass, the NBA doesn’t plan on re-hiring the employees once the lockout is over.

 

 

 

ESPN Rolls Out New Endorsement Guidelines

Following recent criticism (ie: Erin Andrews‘ Reebok deal) ESPN announced their new endorsement guidelines for their 1,000-plus commentators Wednesday.

Norby Williamson, ESPN executive vice president, took to the company’s new Front Row blog in order to explain the guidelines:

As you would expect, we will bring careful consideration to each situation presented and we recognize that clearly there will be exceptions. In fact, you will note one passage of the guidelines deals with the inherent differences between former coaches, players and administrators turned analysts and other commentators. Read more