Name-Image-Likeness (NIL) Discussion

Then they just blew 8 percent of it outta the gate. Also I hope its not invested in the market

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I never heard anybody specify but yeah I get the impression London’s offer is for next year if he wants. 2 yr deal on the table, makes more sense that way. It’s weird that he’s skipped spring AAU too.

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Have seen several recently creating Director of NIL positions, Louisville for one.

Crazy. wonder if they can upfront any loot or not. No clue

Edit: maybe we never see LJ in High School or AAU again

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I always thought Ignite was the NBA’s response to kids going over seas and the NBA wanting them to stay in the states. What’s their role now? Like there’s no way these kids develop more at the Ignite and what does that team / G League gain? Long term hope that they become what college is now? Idk why they bid with colleges, think it’s better for the NBA if they went to college.

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Definitely better for the NBA if they go to college - I only watch NBA for the hoos. And I am sure there are more marginal watchers like me than total g league ignite viewers. This is also something that doesn’t get discussed enough with NIL: yes the athletes produce a product on the field/court, but to pretend they create all of the value is nuts - just think how much we would pay to see the Staunton G league ignite team…

You’re right the whole Ignite thing was competition for the foreign leagues and a compromise because of the NBA age limits. With NIL those players potentially could enroll in school for a yr make more than Gleague can offer and still go pro at 19.

I can see 2 things happening 1) schools put language in their NILs that make kids commit to more than a yr or limit their cash if they leave early. 2) NBA gets ride of the age limits and the kids go to the pros.

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The Ignite is Adam Silver’s brainchild. Removing the age limit is also Silver’s. The owners don’t support him on this. What’s their return on the mil a franchise they’re spending that’s more than letting these guys play in college or overseas for a season? As for the age limit, the owners want that so they have a better idea of who they’re drafting. They’re protecting themselves from their worse instincts. Also the kids can develop a brand and following in college so the teams get a free marketing boost.

The NBAPA doesn’t want the Ignite guys taking money out of the pockets of fringe veterans, which describes the majority of the union membership. They also don’t want to lower the age limit which would just serve to cycle out higher paid vets earlier to be replaced with even younger guys. These guys want to keep their jobs.

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If anyone likes podcasts… this one is all about sports law and the past episode touched briefly on NIL in HS… they said only 1 state is close to allowing it in Arizona and one state almost banned it in Virginia but the governor vetoed it…

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Thanks! Was looking for something else to listen to.

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I don’t listen to every one because they get into sports case law on things I’m not interested in but when they do get involved in things that I’ve been following its very interesting.

Need me a Reece jersey ASAP

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Can I get some old jerseys? I want a Gill one at some point. Would also be cool if the former players for a percentage of sales of their jerseys in addition to the guys currently on the team.

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Oh this should definitely be the case. I have to believe fanatics can just do this on demand. I’ll be first in line for the @DFresh11 vintage jersey.

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My man. Thats gonna cost you!

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When do I get the officially licensed Ryan Dunn Jersey.

Also can we but jerseys from players who transferred? I just think the bit of buying and wearing a JAR Jersey seems pretty funny

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Stattman is selling his stuff. You want his jersey?

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Was this his expression while saying that?

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This is going to get nasty

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