Golden State Warriors stars Andre Iguodala and Stephen Curry are primed to share secrets on how they’re disrupting Silicon Valley. The NBA champion teammates and emerging venture capitalists are teaming up to co-hosting a Players Technology Summit in San Francisco in August. The networking event for current and former pro athletes and tech execs presented by Bloomberg Media will be held on August 14-16 in San Francisco. “I’ve been fortunate to learn from some of the best in the tech and venture capital business and have put those learnings to work,” Iguodala said in a statement Monday. “The Players Technology Summit is about sharing those learnings and relationships and building a lasting impact.”
The Minnesota Timberwolves are jumping into the jersey patch game, signing a three-year deal for a Fitbit patch on their new uniforms. The Timberwolves announced the deal on Tuesday. The Wolves say Fitbit also will be featured in the renovated Target Center, including logging the new concession offerings into the Fitbit food section to help users make healthier choices.
LaVar Ball isn’t an active baller, but he did just sign an autograph deal. The brash, outspoken father of NBA draft prospect Lonzo Ball signed 200 cards with his name and face on them for Leaf Trading Cards. Financial terms were not disclosed. “This wasn’t all about the money,” said Ball, who signed the cards at his California home on Friday. “I think it’s cool to have a card.”