As an added wrinkle, DraftKings is also signing a comme…

As an added wrinkle, DraftKings is also signing a commercial partnership with the Rockets and Toyota Center alongside this deal, which includes standard sponsorship signage and hospitality. Robins said on the investor call that there’s “early chatter” that Texas could legalize sports betting a way that grants licenses to franchises (like Arizona did), and that this partnership would give DraftKings market access to America’s second biggest state. “There was no doubt in the beginning when Jason and I started talking, that I wanted only stock,” Fertitta said in a call with investors. “I want to ride this up with him, and be a part of it… They understand marketing like no one else in the space, and they have built the best platform to truly control all this content.”
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Goran Dragic talked to the Slovenian press before Saturday’s prep game against Montenegro and explained his motivation about his return to the Slovenian national team. “I predict the semi-finals, but then anything is possible”, said a smiling Dragic, who is ready to defend the title he won together with a young Luka Doncic back in 2017. However, after five years things are different and Dragic understands it: “In my opinion, I will play a little less minutes, it will not be at that level. I don’t know how much I played, 36 minutes per game? Everything will depend on how I feel. The role will definitely be different. I was Batman, but now I’ll be Robin. The most important thing will be to make sure we have good chemistry and be a leader on the court and lift guys up when it’s most difficult. My role remains the same, Luka’s may have changed a bit more, but I believe that everyone has their own role in the national team and that there will be no problems. We all understand each other, we are one big team, and that’s why we can make a good result. That chemistry is what other teams don’t have.”
Dragic had also to convince the Chicago Bulls to let him play, something that was not ideal for them: “When I had a medical exam with Chicago and sat down with them, they said I’d rather not play. I said I’d rather and in the end it’s the player who decides. I had to go to Chicago, undergo a medical examination and everything else. When you go to a medical examination, you always wait for the results, because you never know what can happen”.