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Entertainment and Sports Law Regulation

Novel TAA Claim Played Role In Agency’s Suit Against Athlete

When NBA star Jimmy Butler’s former sports agency sued him last year seeking a portion of the proceeds from a $5 million Nike endorsement contract, Butler’s lawyer didn’t just stick to playing defense.

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Jimmy Butler is what basketball junkies like to call a “two-way player.” The Miami Heat star has made three NBA All-Defensive Teams during his career but still has enough shot-making skill to warrant the nickname “Jimmy Buckets.” As the once aspiring sportscaster in me might say, he makes his presence felt on both ends of the court.

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